Bob Poekert's Web-Log

Jan 11, 2017

Biography

1988

  • born December 28, Washington D.C.
  • move to Bucks County, PA (where my parents are from)

1999-ish to 2002-ish

  • play Lord Pinkerton in the school production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella shifted up four octaves because I can
  • sing a bunch with the keystone state boychoir
    • go on tour in Japan and South Africa
    • be in a production of Carmen by the Opera Company of Philadelphia
    • be in a couple of performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • start learning how to program by copying and pasting javascript code

2003

  • start high school at Council Rock North, a drab concrete public high school in the town where they filmed the M Night Shyamalan movie "Signs"

2005-ish

2007

  • graduate high school
  • start a CS degree at Temple
  • do some consulting for startups no one's heard of
  • get a part-time IT job in the CS department

2008

2009

  • get an internship at justin.tv
  • relocate to San Francisco
  • get a full-time software engineer job at justin.tv
  • drop out of college

2009-2011

  • work, work, work
  • justin.tv becomes Twitch
  • work, work

2012

  • quit Twitch
  • dick around for a while
  • get a job at Priceonomics

2013

  • get laid off from Priceonomics
  • half-heartedly try to start a startup

2014-2015

  • get an adtech job at Factual
  • do generative art on the side
  • quit Factual (and adtech)

2015-present

  • dicking around
  • doing more generative art
  • working on a youtube client for people with poor internet access