Timothy James Meyers

Here I am, deep in thought, in the Cantabrian mountains in Spain

I’m a French American from Washington DC with a passion for data, technology, and social impact.

I currently work at Facebook, where I help small businesses get discovered across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. For instance, I study the mechanics behind discovery and the health of our ecosystem, identify opportunities to improve how we surface businesses in our search results, and help build new discovery experiences across our apps.

Before Facebook, I was a research analyst and software developer at DecisionTek, a transportation-focused professional services firm. There, I helped to develop a train movement simulator to assess the risk of train accidents across the country, and built other analytical tools for the US Department of Transportation.

Today, I’m looking for ways to use technology to solve societal issues. For instance, in grad school at Berkeley, my team performed field site research in Southern China on labor NGOs that help injured migrant workers, and we developed an app for the NGOs to measure the impact of their services. Or, before that, I volunteered for three months in Vietnam where I built a website and internal tools for a social enterprise incubator and advocacy group. I also founded a nonprofit in 2012 that provided mobile and desktop apps to relief organizations for tracking the locations of homeless individuals.

When I’m not working, I’m traveling, composing music (mainly orchestral pieces or piano quartets), watering my bonsais, or watering my liver with some delicious IPAs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to chat about common areas of interest!