Andrew Hess

Originally from Detroit, I currently live in San Francisco and I am bulding Staffjoy. Staffjoy automatically schedules workers for businesses while decreasing annual labor costs 5-10% from schedules that better fit to business demand. Previously, I worked at OpenDNS where I helped build autonomous research and data delivery systems and also founded the OpenLate Meetup Group. In 2013, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In my spare time, I cycle, ski, hike, and read.

Organizations

Staffjoy is a company I am building with Philip Thomas that automatically schedules workforces and helps businesses save money through more efficient schedules. At its core is proprietary technology for the nurse scheduling problem written in Julia. This was a side project for a long time, but I have recently decided to work on this full time.

I worked at OpenDNS for nearly 2 years and spent most of my time building an autonomous research and data delivery system for security events. I gave a presentation on the design and technology of my work at BSidesLV 2015. Common tools include Python, Java, HBase, and Kafka.

In 2013, I graduated from Washington University In St. Louis with majors in Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Some of my research projects included topics of quantitative finance and scheduling from queuing theory. I am now an active alumni in the SF Bay Area.

Contact

  • Twitter: andhess
  • Email: hello[at]andhess[dot]com