|West Virginia University, BS||1996|
Eli has spent his professional career building large-scale, data-driven websites. As one of the first engineers at Digg, he led the transformation of the site from 30,000 users to over 3 million. He did similar work for the Hubble Space Telescope program at NASA and for TripAdvisor, always putting a large focus on scalability and security.
Eli has also been deeply involved with the PHP community and spent a stint at Zend Technologies as their Community Relations Manager. With more than 16 years of experience in web application development, Eli is a frequent speaker on software engineering practices and systems architecture at conferences around the world, and is also a published author.