Hi, my name is Joel Rojo


Who I Am

Joel Rojo

I'm a software engineer, product designer, and entrepreneur with limitless curiosity.

I dropped out of Harvard to start my first venture at 18 and worked at Google when I returned to finish my degree. After graduating, I started a tech startup and launched a coding bootcamp. Most recently, I worked with Google's experimental startup incubator, Area 120.

I'm passionate about building sustainable technology that empowers humanity at the intersection of culture, media, and education.

Currently, I'm the Co-Founder of Analogue, where we're building the modern Library of Alexandria.

Joel Rojo

What I do




& Visual

User Interface

& React

& Ruby

User Experience

& Brand

What I've done

  • All
  • Design
  • Development
  • Management

Where I've Learned

  • Google, Area 120

    2017 — 2018

    Lead Engineer

    Area 120 is an experimental program within Google to help small teams rapidly build new products in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Dev Bootcamp

    2016 — 2018

    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

    2015 — 2016


    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

    2014 — 2016


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

  • BrightCo

    2013 — 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

    2012 — 2013

    Product Engineer

    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

    2011 — 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

    2007 — 2012


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

  • Harvard University

    2007 — 2012

    Sociology & Computer Science

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

What has influenced me

Some of the books that have most shaped my perspective.