Andy Brett was born on September 26th in an undisclosed location in northeast Ohio. Educated first by his parents, and then by nuns, and finally by the Socratic method, he left Ohio at the age of 17 with a tendency to ask impertinent questions, as well as real world experience as a caddy, tutor, landscaper, camp counselor, and Panera sandwich artist. However, he wasn’t headed for the real world but, rather, an undergraduate degree.
After four years, Andy emerged with said degree and a few more hats, including Long Trail Patrolman, storm chaser, and human health risk analyst. While his degree is technically in Civil Engineering, the following four courses had the most direct impact on his education:
After graduating, Andy began work for Tiger Woods' IT guys, on projects such as the US Army’s GFEBS accounting system and New York City’s procurement system, and kept a MetroCard, CharlieCard, and SmarTrip card in his wallet at all times.
He eventually realized that working at a company with 180,000 of your closest friends has its drawbacks, and joined a much smaller startup in NYC, RecycleBank, as a software engineer focused on Ruby on Rails and related tools.
Andy tends to take patterns to their logical conclusions. It was therefore only a matter of time before he moved to Silicon Valley and began working at an even smaller startup, TechCrunch, solving tough problems and working on CrunchBase.
He’s currently building things and traveling.