Tobi is a programmer through and through and has the artistic ineptitude to prove it. Born and raised in Germany, he dropped out of high school because they weren’t teaching anything related to computers. After immigrating to Canada, he founded jadedPixel with Scott to start a Snowboarding retail store which lead to the experience needed to create Shopify. While working on Shopify, Tobi released lots of open source projects and was recruited to the core team for the web 2.0 poster child programming environment: Ruby on Rails.
In his past lives, Scott has been a bike messenger, a university lecturer and a professional driver at NATO. Since getting into high tech, he has worked at three start-ups and has sold and supported software to some of the largest organizations in the world.
Scott is a big fan of snowboarding, iyengar yoga and ultimate frisbee. He is also a published writer, an exhibited artist and holds a PhD in Political Science. At jaded Pixel, Scott moves all the paperwork from the inbox to the outbox and once in a while has a good idea.
Born and raised in Germany, Daniel decided to study computer science and music at the University of Dortmund. He discovered a new joy in programming after encountering Ruby. He is also extremely excited about anything artsy fartsy, may it be advertising, photography or interface design.
He likes snowboarding, climbing, boardgames, coffee, sushi and weird music.
Besides working on Shopify he has a foot in the open source community.
After finishing his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Cody found himself hooked on Ruby on Rails and living in Ottawa. Realizing that Tobi was also in Ottawa, Cody emailed him out of the blue to chat about Rails. The rest, they say, is history.
When not soliciting strangers to talk about programming, Cody also enjoys snowboarding, climbing, biking, and traveling to new places.
When he’s not in the ceiling pulling wires, Paul enjoys his role as a UNIX gunslinger for jadedPixel.
Paul is a graduate of Carleton University where he studied a wide variety of subjects before leaving with a degree in psychology.
James is currently working towards a degree in the cognition and computation stream of the cognitive science program at Carleton University, which is just about the perfect field of study to satisfy his various interests.
He first met the jaded Pixel developers through the local Ruby users’ group that they started up, and then ended up writing help documentation for them when Shopify launched in mid-2006. Now he’s on board full-time when not attending classes, having loads of fun working on Shopify and jaded Pixel’s various open-source projects.
Shannon is a transplanted Nova Scotian who, despite living away for 12 years, hasn’t lost the ability to dismember a lobster with her bare hands. She’s worked in areas as diverse as tourism, coffee slinging and food services before finally landing in technology, where she’s spent the last decade. Starting in technical support in a long since bought out company, she moved in to sales, professional services and community management before coming to Jaded Pixel, where she’s in charge of the long-sought affiliate system for Shopify. Shannon’s an active blogger, traveller and girl geek.
Mike is Dayman, fighter of the Nightman. He is a master of Karate and Friendship.
When not fighting evil in a battle to the death Mike is usually fighting technical problems in a somewhat similar battle. Starting on computers at the age of 7, Mike found his calling when he fixed the family PC, a Vic-20, and learned to program in Basic (very… VERY basic.)