Hi, my name is Joel Rojo
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Who I Am


Joel Rojo

I'm an infinitely curious
product designer, engineer, and entrepreneur.


I dropped out of Harvard to start my first venture at 18, worked at Google's Creative Lab team when I returned to finish my degree, launched and ran a tech startup after graduating, and most recently ran and taught at Dev Bootcamp, the first-ever immersive coding school. Now I put my skills to use on meaningful projects I care about.

I live in Austin, Texas, but consider myself a digital nomad. I'm an avid traveler, yogi, mountain biker, and surfer, and my love for the art of the craft (design, code, music, film, food) is limitless.

Joel Rojo

What I do


Design

Development

Strategy

Graphic
& Visual

User Interface

JavaScript
& React

Python
& Ruby

User Experience

Product
& Brand

What I've done


  • All
  • Design
  • Development
  • Management

Where I've Learned


  • Dev Bootcamp

    May 2016 - Dec 2017

    Campus Director & Lead Instructor

    Dev Bootcamp is the first short-term, immersive bootcamp that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in 19 weeks.

  • CODE2040

    April 2015 - April 2016

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    A program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that is designed to empower Black and Latina/o entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level while cultivating diversity in their own communities.

  • TicketKarma

    Oct 2014 - Dec 2015

    Co-Founder

    A last minute ticket marketplace for good people that brings simplicity, trust, and community to the secondary ticket market.

  • BrightCo

    July 2013 - March 2014

    Director of Product

    New York based early-stage startup that offers brands, organizations and investors access to the world’s most talented young entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives.

  • Indeed

    July 2012 - July 2013

    Labs Product Hacker

    Internal R&D team of the Indeed Product team that helps envision the future of Indeed's products via rapid prototyping, iteration and invention.

  • Springpad

    Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

    Technical Producer

    Led production in complete rebranding and redesign for a top consumer web and mobile app with over 1 million users.

  • Google

    Summer 2010 & 2011

    Creative Lab & New Business Development

    Two-time Google BOLD intern focused on marketing and business development for Chrome and Google+.

  • West Campus Living

    Dec 2007 - Dec 2012

    Co-Founder

    A real estate brokerage that leveraged web technology to become the market leader in the UT Austin area.

  • Harvard University

    Sept 2007 - May 2012

    Sociology & Computer Science

    Studies focused on the intersection of science, technology, and society.