Des Moines, Iowa
Derek Brooks is a versatile engineer who thrives on making people's lives easier through smart technology. He has built software for large Fortune 100 companies and Bay-area startups and was a lead engineer on the Technology team of President Obama's winning 2012 re-election campaign. He currently lives in Iowa with his amazing wife, Kari, and his dog, Garth Brooks. In his spare time, Brooks enjoys playing with technology, hacking on web apps, and building things with his bare hands. He also enjoys traveling, partying, and takes too many photos for his own good.