Hey, I'm

Tristan Tarpley
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person

About Me

Full-stack software engineer, marketer, and product builder.

I'm passionate about making complexity attainable, palatable, and delightful for the user.

Currently this is applied by building my company, Market(r), which gives marketers superpowers-- focusing on prescriptive analysis to marketing decision-makers, not just the doers.

What else? I'm a musician, dog parent, a fiancée to Andréa, and a pretty good cook.

My Skills

JavaScript (esp. ES6)%
React%
Node.JS%
TypeScript%
HTML/CSS%
Python%

Beliefs

What I Believe in

End to end ownership

My background as a marketer and founder has given me immense insight and discipline around building with the end user in mind. Coupling that with my full-stack skillset, I'm uniquely well-rounded while still being able to dive deep.

Strong Architecture

My greatest strength is not as a code jockey, but as an architect; a creator. To that end, the most important role of an architect is to build with preparation in mind, walking the line between speed to market and not going in to tech debt.

Being market-driven

You can't be all things to all people — you have to be everything to somebody. How do you build software that people love? Ah, well, that's why you bring in devs with marketing chops :)

Starting with UX

Sorry, I probably sound like a broken record now. Sorry, I probably sound like a broken record now. Sorry, I probably sound like a broken record now. Sorry, I probably sound like a broken record now. Sorry, I probably sound like a broken record now.

Not being tied to frameworks

When you build a house, you don't hire a hammer guy. You hire a builder. There are a lot of "React experts," "MERN stack engineers," and Python guys out there. I specialize in choosing the best tools for the job.

MDP > MVP

The "MVP" (minimum VIABLE product) pales in comparison to the "MDP" (minimum DELIGHTFUL product). I walk the line between where you should not cheap out, and where you can prioritize speed to market.

Portfolio

Market(r) - the first marketing Robo-Advisor. I owned the full stack, wrote every line of code, and brought it to market with a strong launch.
Market(r) - the first marketing Robo-Advisor. I owned the full stack, wrote every line of code, and brought it to market with a strong launch.
HonestData.world - Find unbiased answers to social issues. Honest Data plugs in to hundreds of publicly available datasets and let you plot the data how you choose.
HonestData.world - Find unbiased answers to social issues. Honest Data plugs in to hundreds of publicly available datasets and let you plot the data how you choose.
Chrome Controller - An open source project in which I just became a core contributor. Control Google Chrome with a controller from you XBox, PS4, Atari, and more.
Chrome Controller - An open source project in which I just became a core contributor. Control Google Chrome with a controller from you XBox, PS4, Atari, and more.

Testimonnials

Don't take it from me.

Contact

Want to talk shop about software, startups, or cooking?

I'M ALSO TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW FRIENDS.
me@tristantarpley.com