Every month I send a letter to the people in my life in a similar manner that I'd send to investors that have given me money. It provides the latest updates about what I'm working on and what is coming up.
👋 Hi! I’m Zack Gilbert –
I like to think of myself as a business-savvy, customer-centric, product engineer with soft skills. That’s just a long-winded way of saying I help bridge technical and non-technical worlds to make sure that the end user’s experience is always top of mind. I love building projects that help solve real problems.
I’ve had successful exits from 4 of my projects and was previously a Solutions Engineer in Foursquare’s Chicago office where I helped enterprise companies integrate and optimize their geo-location needs. Most recently I was the engineering lead at Able.com, where I was primarily responsible for the planning and execution of mobile and server development.
As one of the founding members of Technori and Chicago.concat(), I’ve been involved with the Chicago tech and developer communities since 2010.
I have build a few interesting projects.
A simple bill tracking and reminder tool. Still has paying customers. Built in PHP.
A Wordpress plugin that adds completability to your course. Sold to iThemes.
A newsletter segmentation SaaS that connected Stripe sales to Mailchimp subscribers. Sold. Built in Ruby on Rails.
Mobile and web based tools that helped independent workers and freelancers manage their money and taxes. Built in Ruby on Rails, native iOS and Android.
A Twitter based leaderboard competition and accountability SaaS. Has paying customers. Built in 2 weeks, in Sinatra (Ruby).
A place for makers to showcase and grow their projects from idea to launch. Built in 2 weeks, in Sinatra (Ruby).
After leaving Able.com, I took 2 months off to regroup and work on whatever I wanted. I finished 2 programs, wrote a bunch, built two products and launched a productized consulting offer to help people build their MVPs.
- Engineering Lead
- Enterprise Solutions Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Software Engineer & Product Manager