Hi. My name is Jason Weill (pronounced “while”). I like to build products that change the way people think and act. I also think a lot about the city — not just Seattle, where I live, but the idea of bringing the world’s peoples together in a single exciting space.

Newest article:Doing Normal Things,” posted June 13, 2021. See articles for a full archive.

I’ve worked in software development at Tableau Software since late September 2014. Tableau has been a part of Salesforce.com since August 2019. (All of my articles represent my own opinions and not those of Tableau or Salesforce.) Previously, I worked at Amazon.com in Email Platform and Kindle Content Store from May 2006 to September 2014. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in December 2002 and worked at CombineNet, a Pittsburgh-based software company, from January 2003 to May 2006. For more information, see my resume.

I grew up in Syosset, New York, on Long Island, and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. More info in About Me.

In 2020, as the COVID-19 epidemic forced companies to rethink their office strategy, I wrote Work From Home Forever, a list of companies that permit at least employees to WFH in perpetuity. I welcome additions and corrections on its Github repository.

Also check out Weill in Japan, my travelogue from a six-week study abroad and homestay program in Tokyo in 2002, which includes hundreds of photos and thousands of words from the trip.

In 2001 I wrote Livestat, a Perl system for tracking statistics for quiz bowl games. Livestat is available freely and has been used to track many events years after I finished work on the most recent version.

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