My space-time worm began in upstate New York, traveled to Oklahoma, and eventually trudged its way to San Francisco where its current slice resides.
I spend my time writing speculative fiction, advising and investing in startups, and exploring the intersection of technology and society. I am a proud member of SFWA, Codex, and Sudowriters.
Some past iterations of myself:
I founded Parse, a platform that powered much of the app universe. It was acquired by Facebook and is now open source.
I led the team that built the first Facebook branded VR app.
I was one of the first engineers at Scribd, building much of its early code base.
I studied psychoacoustic algorithms and wrote low level C reference code for DVD hardware at Dolby Laboratories. 1
You can reach me at jamesjacobyu -at- gmail or follow me on Twitter. I’m always open to brainstorming on startups or story ideas. I especially like helping folks who are new to tech.
I can pick out artifacts in MP3s. No, it doesn't ruin music for me because I don't listen to harpsichords albums. Yes, I have heard Tom's Diner way too many times in the holy pursuit of audio quality. Oh god, don't start humming it.