Jesse is the Chief Technology Officer at Plural (www.pluralpolicy.com), a venture-backed startup created here in Minnesota (formerly Civic Eagle). Plural exists to make the creation of public policy more transparent, responsive, and inclusive. And to make full participation in democracy possible, through our leading open source/open data project and free democracy tools. Across the country, we help millions of people find out who represents them, and hundreds of organizations advocate effectively in the legislative process.
At Plural, Jesse combines his experience from years of volunteer public policy advocacy work and decades of web technology work. His professional background goes from running his own small web development agency to years of application development, devops practice, and a brief teaching stint at code camp. Tech side projects in recent years included swhenever.com and minneapolissafetydata.com (both inactive). He currently plays a lot of Age of Empires IV in his free time.