Tom Robinson

Welcome to the homepage of Tom Robinson, software engineer, open source hacker, and entrepreneur.

Currently I'm building Metabase, an open source business intelligence tool that can be set up in 5 minutes, and anyone can use to ask questions about their data.

Previously I founded 280 North, a Y Combinator startup, along with Francisco Tolmasky and Ross Boucher. We created the Cappuccino web application framework, Objective-J programming language, Atlas IDE and visual interface editor for Cappuccino, and 280 Slides, a presentation creation tool which raised the bar for web application user experience. In 2010 Motorola Mobility acquired 280 North.

I have also worked to standardize JavaScript APIs such as CommonJS modules (used in Node.js and other platforms) and Promises/A+. Previously I created the Narwhal JavaScript Platform and the JSGI web server interface.

I received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.


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