Ian Obermiller

Part time hacker, full time dad.


Ian Obermiller is a software engineer at Facebook and a hobby open source coder. Ian, his wife Olivia, his son Wellington, and his daughters Isla and Adaira live in Seattle, Washington.


I’ve worked in the Facebook Seattle office, with amazing views of the city and Lake Union, since 2013. I’m currently deep into front-end work, building a design and prototyping tool using React and Redux.


Before Facebook, I worked at Microsoft for 4 years, in teams ranging from AdCenter to FUSE Labs. At FUSE I was implementing and researching new and awesome ways to make computers more social, since people are really the most essential and basic concept in computing.


In pursuit of continual learning, and to figure out a little bit more about all the things I don’t know, I earned my master’s in computer science from the University of Washington via the Professional Masters Program. The courses were awesome and relevant to my job as a software engineer in addition to being fast-paced and intense.

A few years before that, I graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University with an Honors Bachelors degree in Computer Science. In addition to taking a full load of credits and coding on the side as a web developer, I also worked in the Ubicomp Lab, learning about and building wireless, pervasive computing systems.

For Fun

When I am not on the computer for work related activities I enjoy reading Hacker News, coding various utilities, open source endeavors, and learning new programming languages and techniques. Outside of the digital world, I love spending every waking moment with my beautiful wife and my three children, snowboarding, reading, cooking, and watching TV & movies.