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 problem-solving and technology.  I earned my bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Finance and afterwards worked as a research analyst and software developer at DecisionTek, a transportation-focused professional services and software firm in Rockville, MD.  I spent over three years at the company developing a train movement simulator and other analytical tools for the Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

Today, I’m mostly interested in using technology to solve societal issues.  I founded a nonprofit that provides mobile and desktop apps to relief organizations for tracking the locations of homeless individuals.  I also volunteered for three months in Vietnam where I built a website and internal tools for a social startup incubator.  I’m currently pursuing a master’s in information management and systems (MIMS) at the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) to learn more about ICTD (information and communication technologies for development), as well as to formalize my software development and project management skills.

When I’m not working, I’m traveling, composing music (mainly orchestral pieces or piano quartets), or playing harmonica. After the sun sets, I enjoy drinking beer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to chat about common areas of interest.