About Terminal

At Terminal, we believe that the way that human beings acquire knowledge is in the midst of profound change. With the rise of MOOCs and bootcamps, education of the highest quality has never been more accessible or affordable. At the center of all of it is technical education. Many companies are finding innovative ways to help students learn to code, whether for fun or for acquiring job-critical skills. We provide those companies cutting edge software, using cloud infrastructure and machine learning to help educate those students in a highly interactive and deeply engaging way.

A bit about us:

  • We think a lot about how the next generation of online learners will interact with instructors/content
  • We have a highly collaborative engineering culture focused on learning, and on building things well
  • Our small and dedicated team hails from Stanford, MIT, Georgia Tech, CMU, and Hack Reactor
  • We have weekly Friday all-hands to have open discussions and keep everyone engaged with the vision

San Francisco, CA

Team

Dr. Varun Ganapathi

Dr. Varun Ganapathi

CEO, Founder

Varun is a machine learning researcher with expertise in computer vision. He received his PhD in machine learning from Stanford, where he also cofounded two computer vision companies, EyeApps (ProHDR) and Numovis. After Numovis was acquired by Google, Varun spent two years there as a Senior Research Scientist before founding Terminal.com.

Jesse Swidler

Jesse Swidler

Engineer

Jesse is a Georgia Tech graduate with a BS in Computer Science. He is passionate about writing awesome code that solves difficult problems. Prior to Terminal, he was an early employee at Okta, working on scalable and secure systems. Before that, he worked on static code analysis and compilers at Fortify (acquired by HP).

Brandon Barber

Brandon Barber

COO

Brandon has spent his career in entertainment technology, serving as COO & CMO of KIXEYE, co-founder of Lionside (acquired by ngmoco) and VP of Marketing at Zynga. He has also held various executive positions at Electronic Arts and (the original) Napster.

Jonathan Reem

Jonathan Reem

Engineer

Jonathan is an engineer with a passion for open source and optimizing development through the use of next-generation tools. His interest in programming languages led him to be a major early adopter of the Rust language, where he developed core libraries for the Rust ecosystem. Jonathan is a generalist; his specialties include development tools, software architecture, and board games.

Will Kessler

Will Kessler

Head of Product

Will Kessler has co-founded several startups, one of which was acquired by RareMedium (RRRR), and served as VPE at Minted.com and GroupPulse Games. He ran the engineering group at Crunchbase before joining Terminal.

Nathan Tate

Nathan Tate

Software Engineer

Nate works on the front-end technologies at Terminal. He previously worked at Okta on internal systems.