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Resume – Jacob O'Bryant

I'm a software engineer with five years in industry, four of those being spent writing Clojure as a bootstrapped founder. I do full-stack web dev (leaning towards backend) and some machine learning (recommender systems). I've built Yakread and Biff.

I've recently decided to move on from entrepreneurship and am thus on the job market. Email me if you'd like to chat. I'm based in the US (Pacific time zone).


  • 2019–current: Bootstrapped founder. Building Yakread since August 2022 and various related products before that. Yakread is a reading app that includes an online recommender system/feed ranking algorithm, built with Spark MLlib. All work done in Clojure.
  • 2018–2019: Software Engineer at Lucid Software. I worked on the product now known as Marq, largely on a bunch of across-the-stack re-architecting stuff. Scala, Typescript.
  • 2016: Software Engineer Intern at a now-defunct AI startup. Mostly devops. Linux, Python, Kubernetes.
  • 2015–2016: Assistant Linux Sysadmin at BYU. Part-time college job.


  • 2020–current: Creator of Biff, a Clojure web framework that gets $1k/month from GitHub Sponsors.


  • 2015–2017: B.S. in Computer Science from BYU. 3.9 GPA. Math minor.

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