Derek is an entrepreneur, technologist and software architect. He is the software architect behind EventGeek and leads the engineering team.
Derek has extensive experience leading engineering teams and initiatives for high technology startups. Previously, Derek cofounded and served as CTO for Marvina, the curated monthly marijuana subscription service, and Prepfly, the popular standardized test preparation mobile app.
Immediately prior to EventGeek, Derek was briefly a part of the growth team at Airbnb. Both companies are graduates of Y Combinator, the world's leading startup accelerator.
Prior to Airbnb, Derek was one of the first technical hires on the engineering team at General Assembly, the largest and most established of a new breed of alternative software engineering, design and business schools. At GA, Derek taught the pioneering core web development curriculum.
Derek graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE in Computer Science.