Derek dreams in the programming language R, and is quite competent in Python. He is terribly overeducated, with a PhD, MBA and 2 other college degrees. He has founded four startups (Carrot Health / Prairie Compass, NumberGurus, Innovatim, and Grandma Mary’s), and advised many more. In addition, he has extensive experience in the computer hardware industry, having worked for Seagate Technology as a data scientist, mathematical modeler and program manager. In his (minimal) spare time, he runs marathons. He loves all things pirate and Star Wars.