Who is Jeremy Seitz?
Jeremy Zoller Seitz currently lives and works in Switzerland (since 2006), but spent many years in New York City. A hacker since the age of 11, he constantly tinkers with different programming languages and operating systems.
Jeremy grew up in Texas, went to college in New Orleans, began his carreer in Pittsburgh, and moved to New York in 1996 to catch the Internet Bubble.
In 1997, he co-founded Atomic Fridge. The company launched a variety of online projects for Nickelodeon, USA Networks, a Webby Award winning children's site, and many others. An Internet World article was done on Atomic Fridge in 2000.
From 2004, he worked as an independent project manager, consultant and software developer through Somebox LLC. During this time, he worked with large and small companies, co-founded or helped a few startups, and partnered with various online agencies.
Starting in 2011 he began working full-time at local.ch in Zurich as Head of Web Engineering managing a large team and a web architecture that handles millions of visitors daily.
In 2016 he joined Tamedia AG, the largest privately-owned publisher in Switzerland, and owner of many popular online brands. He is currently Head of Core Engineering, and CTO ad-interim for Ricardo.ch.
Over the years, he built many things for users - websites, mobile apps, online games, museum exhibitions, chat systems, embedded hardware, search servers, video delivery and cataloging, hosting setups, CMS backends, learning platforms, shipping and inventory solutions, payroll and contract systems, medical software, data visulizations, agency pitches, business plans, research reports - as well as art, music, animation and film projects. This left him with a wide range of experiences in designing, producing and delivering things.
In his spare time, he plays piano, takes lots of photographs, collaborates in indy film, attempts small scale electronics projects, and has learned to juggle. When not coding, he enjoys making things and travelling with his wife Valentina and daughter Ivana.
Jeremy continues to enjoy talking about himself in the third person.
Writing and Presentations
- Domain-Driven Desire A talk given at the 2016 Øredev Conference in Sweden
- How To Interview Engineers (2016)
- The Story of Local.ch A migration to Rails and the building of a new web platform (2015)
- Primospot A tale about a hit startup that didn't make it (2014)
- Thoughts About Rails Presenters (2013)