Alan deLespinasse

Programmer, Engineer

Somerville, Massachusetts, US


Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Alan

NOT currently available. NOT currently looking for people.

I've been working on one main project and a few side projects, but I'm open to other ideas that catch my interest. It would be great to meet a kindred spirit or two (business people and/or technical), brainstorm up an idea that we all love, and turn it into a company.

The main idea I've been working on:

Other ideas: A better way to write responses to articles (which might end up being a competitor for Disqus, or coexisting in a different niche); a tool for avoiding procrastination (which I prototyped and launched, but no one is using it besides me); and this:

I have a lot of diverse software engineering skills. Recently I've been focusing on in-browser development, but I've done datacenter-scale programming in C++, audio signal processing, high-performance video processing, game and graphics, a bit of Android, and I can't even remember what else. I can lead a team of developers.

I have lots of ideas and usually strong opinions about product directions.

My background includes working at the Media Lab as an MIT undergrad, a startup (as an early employee, not a founder) that did audio watermarking, and five years at Google.

I'm a pretty serious musician (cello, drums, and composing). I'm also into photography, woodworking, and acrobatics.

Managing People
Product Management


MEng and SB in EECS

1995 - 1995