• Jeremy Yun


    Jeremy Yun, in close proximity to distilled spirits

    (he/him) Jeremy climbs rocks, drinks whiskey on the rocks, and generally rocks. A reformed mechanical engineer, he relishes the freedom from physical constraints that working with code affords him. Lunch is on him every Thursday.

  • Winston Wolff


    (he/him, they/them) True story: Winston is the namesake of Harvey Keitel’s character in Pulp Fiction. He’s also a game developer with a couple of Star Wars™ titles to his credit, a computer and robotics summer camp instructor, and the architect of Tychos — the educational product we’re incubating.

  • Mike Sela

    Partner / Developer

    (he/him) Mike has been a programmer for decades, starting even before his bar mitzvah. He has led teams and projects in companies both big and small. Mike finds much satisfaction in analyzing data, writing back-end services, and building React front-ends. Mike fills his spare time by spinning tales of awkwardness at story-telling events like The Moth.

  • Chi Jen Lu


    Chi Jen Lu with the Golden Gate Bridge

    (he/him) Before reinventing himself as a front-end developer, Chi made his design mark on consumer products like the HTC One phone and Under Armour smart scale. He volunteers as a tutor and curriculum designer at Techtonica and has earned the princely sum of $20 from doing standup comedy.

  • Olive


    Olive with a mask

    (she/they) Olive Perry grew up on a farm in the Columbia River Gorge and was trained as a neurobiologist before she realized she didn’t want to spend her career writing academic grants, so she switched to web/educational/indie game development. Alas, a lot of that work turns out to require writing different kinds of grants but without institutional backing. Her favorite things to code are handy + beautiful tools for folks to make things with.

  • Jay Hirsch


    (he/him) Jay loves software enough that he will do the front-end, the back-end, and even the systems administration stuff that most people hate. Still, along the way he’s picked up a lot of experience in affordable housing and renewable energy development.

  • Paola Castro


    (she/her) All the way from Nicaragua, Paola is here to solve all your software-ing/suffering. Originally trained as a scientist, Paola published a first-author article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Check out this 1 minute summary of the study which concludes alcohol is good for you … if you responsibly extrapolate research done on worms to humans ;). Paola loves laughing so much that she performed stand-up comedy at several open mics around San Francisco. She even got booked on a couple of showcases. She finds her zen in the ocean, surfing, or on the dance floor, dancing bachata for San Francisco’s very own inessence.

  • Caroline Tan


    Caroline Tan, Hector's Mom

    (she/her) Caroline, the sole East Coast member of the team, traded her camera for a keyboard, switching from careers in photography and marketing to software development. Off the clock, she enjoys playing coed sand volleyball, doing water sports on the lake, or spending time with her Mexican-food obsessed dog, Hector. (You must pay the tortilla tax.)

  • Molly Stark


    (she/her) Former teacher turned developer, Molly loves the constant learning opportunities that programming provides. Eager to learn new technologies, she never gets bored taking on new projects at Nitid. In her free time, you can find her lifting heavy weights or walking outside with her dogs.

  • Vernon Coffey


    (he/him) With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Evolution, a Master’s degree in Forest Ecology, and training from both the San Francisco Circus Center and the New England Center for Circus Arts, Vernon had the precise qualifications Nitid was seeking when he joined the company in 2021. Nowadays, when not coding, he can be found dancing or on a bike ride relentlessly in search of the perfect pastry.

  • David Loftesness


    (he/him) Dave’s dedicated most of his career to building engineering teams at companies ranging from startups to Twitter and Amazon. He’s given talks, written articles, and co-authored a book on engineering management. But at Nitid he’s a coder again, remembering why he fell in love with technology in the first place.