Brian Thompson, a former outdoorsman turned web developer, currently leads a team of more than twenty developers in the creation and maintenance of digital experiences. As the director of web engineering at Mindgrub Technologies, Brian oversees all the web projects in addition to the odd robotics project. During his time as a tech guru, Brian has built and maintained websites across a variety of platforms and through a variety of traffic spikes. Through this work he has had to handle website availability for high-traffic video sharing websites (doing upwards of five million unique visitors per day), crowdfunding websites for Beyonce and other celebrities, and other e-commerce websites processing hundreds of thousands of orders per day. He can frequently be found writing code (PHP and NodeJS), maintaining infrastructure, managing his team, and baking—he has a reputation for delicious cakes and sweet treats.