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Chris Metcalf

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Chris Metcalf is a technologist, software developer, and awkward nerd based in Seattle, Washington

Chris is passionate about a lot of things. Possibly too many. Solving problems creatively using software. Helping governments and developers innovate. Teaching the curious about technology. Shipping.

He is currently the Director of Developer Experience at Socrata, a fast-growing startup in Seattle that helps governments serve their constituents better through the creative use of open data.

Seven years ago, they were just a handful of engineers with a dream. Now he focuses on the developer experience, enabling civic entrepreneurs, and just generally making governments more awesome. Every single day he wakes up still a bit confused that he gets to do what he loves as a job. And they even pay him for his trouble!

Outside of work, Chris occupies himself with sailboat racing, photography, and dabbling in numerous personal projects. He lives in Seattle with his awesome wife, kick ass dog, and a couple of curmudgeonly cats.


So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Friday marked a major milestone in my life. After 9 years, 10 months, and 16 days, it was time for me to finally leav...