I’m Joe Damato and I’m as real as it gets.
I was born and I grew up in New Jersey.
When I was 5, my dad found an early hackintosh and a book titled: “BASIC Programming for Kids” by Roz Ault in a recycling bin at a Damato family owned recycling business, where he works.
He brought it home and I started hacking.
17 years later, I graduated as a computer science and cognitive science double major in 2007 from Carnegie Mellon. I love low level hacking, operating system design, and performance analysis.
During college I worked on a variety of startups with close friends and I started a Y-Combinator funded company during the summer of 2007.
I now live in the Bay Area and work on startups and open source.
I’ve worked at VMWare, Amazon, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and a bunch of startups.