Ep. 54

The Hacker

September 21, 2015


Jonathan Barronville

CTO, Runway Technologies Inc.

Jonathan Barronville is a 21-year-old Haitian hacker. He enjoys learning new things and then teaching them to you. Although most of his experience is in web development, Jonathan enjoys low-level systems hacking, database theory, and distributed systems problems. He tweets about apple juice on Twitter at @jonathanmarvens.


Jonathan hacks away on his search engine at Harvard’s Innovation Lab, fine tuning it for the fashion queries his startup handles. He doesn’t have a computer science degree. He doesn’t have a degree at all. But at 21, he’s been able to hack together a tech education that involves reading academic papers, implementing solutions he finds, and lots and lots of searching. He shares his process for hacking and what he’s learned along the way.

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