Jeff Potter
Jeff Potter

Hello World! I’m Jeff Potter.

I’m curious, pragmatic, and creative.

I live in New York City.

I’m the head of engineering for Enveritas, a Y Combinator-backed non-profit that’s looking at new ways of certifying coffee beans with a goal of lifting millions of farmers out of poverty. I’m always interested in talking with software engineers interested in our mission; see https://enveritas.org/jobs/engineering/. Previously, I was the VP of Engineering at the James Beard winning website Food52. Before this, I helped build the initial backend engineering team for Hillary for America 2016.

I’m curious about the science in food and cooking. You can buy my book Cooking for Geeks on Amazon and listen to me on Public Radio’s Science Friday.

One of my earliest projects was a site about personality, The Big Five Project. It’s still popular; over 15 million people have learned about themselves from my site. You can read research papers based on data from the project.

Before all this, I studied computer science and visual art at Brown University.

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