Erik Michaels-Ober2011 Fellow

Erik Michaels-Ober is a software developer and entrepreneur in San Francisco, California. Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005, he has been a founder and CTO of startups that have raised more than $4.5 million in venture capital. He contributes to various open-source software projects and just wrapped up the summer as a Ruby Summer of Code mentor.

Posts by Erik

Today is a Whyday!

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What is Whyday? It’s a day dedicated to Why the Lucky Stiff, a programming hero of mine. He created Why’s Poignant Guide to Ruby, which served as my introduction to the Ruby programming language. He’s also authored a massive collection of …

“Joining Forces” with the White House to Help Veterans Find Jobs

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Code for America is thrilled to announce a new public/private partnership with the White House to help military families find jobs and advance their careers. Earlier today, the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, along with President Obama …

Erik Michaels-Ober: Why I’m Coding for America

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Despite my interest in public service, I’ve spent my entire career working with technology startups in the private sector. This decision was mostly a pragmatic one. When I graduated from college, I had no savings and lots of debt. Computer …