Jason Crawford

Author in San Francisco, California

Jason Crawford

Author in San Francisco, California

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I am the author of The Roots of Progress, a website about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress.

I’m also a part-time technical consultant and adviser to Our World in Data.

Formerly, I was a software engineering manager and tech startup founder. I was co-founder & CEO of Fieldbook, a hybrid spreadsheet-database (read my postmortem).

I’ve also been an engineering manager at Flexport, Amazon and Groupon, and was at a few other startups as co-founder or early employee. Long ago I helped build a biotech supercomputer for D. E. Shaw Research.

  • Work
    • The Roots of Progress
  • Education
    • Carnegie Mellon University