Ian is a software engineer on the Public Data team at Recidiviz. Previously he was a data visualization engineer at SurveyMonkey and a software engineer at Comfy, a workplace technology startup; before that he was a newspaper and magazine journalist. He embraces the challenge of making arcane systems more accessible, whether interpreting postmodern art for the readers of a small-town newspaper or controlling pre-internet HVAC hardware from a web browser. Topics that you Should Not Get Him Started On include digital rights management, bagels, and Ursula K. LeGuin. He received a B.A. in American culture from Vassar College and a master’s in information management from UC Berkeley.