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Brandon Bloom

CEO at Deref

Seattle, WA

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In my career, I have built... desktop apps, kernel modules, rich browser clients, information systems, video games, compilers/runtimes/debuggers, datacenter-scale distributed systems, machine learning systems, and one company with an exit!

Work experience
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Jul 2020 - Present

Deref

Chief Executive Officer

Building the next-generation of cloud management platforms.

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2018 - 2020

Convoy Inc

Senior Software Engineer

Leveled-up the feature set, developer experience, performance, and engineering team of critical internal line of business applications.

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2017 - 2018

Legalpad

CTO

Raised capital, hired engineering team, and delivered MVP.

2015 - 2017

TASER International

Senior Software Engineer

Axon & Evidence.com Developed both backend and UI for new video processing pipeline that operates on many petabytes of police body camera video. System resources are reserved for active users to transcode, watermark, and edit videos on-demand from a UX that could be lovely referred to as "iMovie for Cops". Built the first version of Axon View XL: A cloud-configured in-car camera system with wireless connectivity and evidence uploading.

2012 - 2015

Redex Software

Proprietor

Acted as "CTO On-Demand" for a variety of media and e-commerce companies. Took on hard short-term planning, implementation, and architecture challenges for businesses reaching outside of their core competencies.

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2013 - 2013

Code.org

Senior Software Engineer

The "Hour Of Code" campaign exposed 15 million students to computer science in its first week. I was a primary contributor to the Blockly drag-and-drop programming tutorials for kids 8 and up. Our platform served 50 thousand simultaneous students at peek on the very first day.

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Jul 2010 - Jun 2012

Thinkfuse

Co-founder

"Social Enterprise" - Sold to Salesforce

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2008 - 2010

Microsoft

Software Design Engineer

Made many improvements to the XNA Framework and Game Studio, including core APIs such as graphics, audio, and input, as well as Visual Studio's project system and debugger integration.

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2007 - 2007

Google

Software Engineering Intern

Improved the performance of Google Translate.

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2002 - 2004

Eduware

Software Engineer

Lead developer of "The EduGame", a remote-controlled, Jeopardy-style, test-prep game for classrooms.

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