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Andrew Boardman

CTO at Causation Labs LLC

Berkeley, California
Computer Software
  1. Causation Labs LLC,
  2., Inc.
  1. Atlas Accelerator,
  2. Excell Data,
  3. TalentSpring, Inc.
  1. Colorado State University
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Causation Labs LLC

Causation Labs LLC


– Present

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I'm a seasoned veteran of the software development industry with a track record of shipping world class software to millions of users. I've managed teams, shipped and serviced multiple iterations of software products, and designed and built new products from scratch.

I have a proven ability to mentor individuals and teams and get great results, and work with people from different disciplines and backgrounds to create the best product with a user focus.

Specialties:C, C++, C#, COM, Win32, XML, HTML, CSS, SCM, software engineering processes, TCP/IP, instant messaging, Windows, UNIX, MSI, Ruby on Rails, GWT, Java



Causation Labs LLC
– Present (6 months)

We are a registered investment advisory utilizing a quantitative approach to identify companies that are likely to succeed or have high investment returns. Our quantitative model can be applied to seed stage investments, series A, pre-IPO, IPO, or publicly traded firms.

We provide advice on which equities to purchase or purchase those equities on behalf of clients.

CTO and Co-Founder, Inc.
– Present (6 years 6 months)

Our product is a Capitalization Table as a web app, allowing companies to both track who owns what part of the company under what terms as well as creating funding scenarios to determine the effects of additional funding rounds, exit events, etc.

This is a hands-on position, and I have written 95%+ of the code, in Java, based on GWT.

Product Development Consultant

Atlas Accelerator
(4 months)

Software Development Consultant

Excell Data
(9 months)

Design and coding assignment with the Biztalk product team at Microsoft.

Working primarily in C# 3.0 using VS 2008 on v 3.5 of the .NET Framework. SQL Server, BizTalk, and MMC 3.0.

Developer and Co-Founder

TalentSpring, Inc.
(11 months)

The technical co-founder of TalentSpring, responsible for all aspects of the development of the product as well as influencing the business.

Software Development Lead

(6 years 6 months)

Windows Live Messenger - Senior Developer in charge of identifying and solving the biggest issues within the product and between teams. Fixed installer reboot issue. Fixed major process issues affecting the large dev team. Addressed through code and process changes many security, performance, cross-team, coding sharing, bug triage, and architectural issues.

Expression Design - Development Lead with Project Management duties

Windows Build Engineering Team - Senior Developer

Windows Vista - Development Lead

Windows Messenger - Development Lead responsible for full product release cycle of multiple versions in 26 languages: 4.7 (Reuters Edition), 4.7.2009 (XP SP2), and 5.0. Wrote the ink instant messaging feature top to bottom: UI, installer changes, and protocol changes. Worked with the MSN Messenger team to ensure the separate implementations were fully compatible, including sharing applicable code.

Office.NET Conferencing Team - Development Lead


Consultant and President

Windbourne, Inc.
(2 years 3 months)

Consulting company with seven partners at its peak. Clients:

Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer (at ASU) - Project Coordinator for the WindBourne team and Software Engineer for mission planning software. C++ for Solaris and Linux using Gtk, Gtk--, and OpenGL.

Batky-Howell, Inc. - (See Below)

The Gates Rubber Co. - Designed a Java client app against an existing database, which was then implemented by another WindBourne partner.

Instructor and Course Writer

(2 years 3 months)

Taught classes including C++ Programming, Object Oriented Analysis and Design (using UML), Fundamentals of UNIX, Fundamentals of Programming, C Programming, Object Oriented Overview, Smalltalk, C++ for Non-C Programmers, MFC, Visual C++ Programming, and Advanced C++.

Travelled up to half time to teach at customer sites across the western United States.

Wrote course materials, added new topics, updated examples and solution files.

Software Development Engineer

Quark, Inc.
(2 years 8 months)

Primarily ported and extended the XTensions (plug-in style) system from QuarkXPress to Quark Publishing System, rewriting to make it both as compatible as possible for XTension developers to port relevant ones from XPress to CopyDesk, as well as add hooks for interesting new features and functionality.

Wrote some minor UI features and fixed general bugs across the suite of programs.


LSI Logic
(1 year 1 month)

Wrote two CAD file conversion tools in C++ that simulated circuit designs and calculated information needed for the new file format.

Designed and wrote a common development environment across the department using Perl, GNUmake, and RCS to simplify the process of building and testing applications.

Research Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University
(1 year 1 month)

Economics research on the behavior of markets and the effects of "Program Trading". Modified existing networked market simulation software according to the changing needs of the research, and implemented new software using genetic algorithms to generate research data.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Andrew is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Andrew cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Andrew supports:


  • Software Engineering
  • Ruby on Rails
  • C#
  • Software Development
  • Perl
  • Visual Studio
  • XML
  • Distributed Systems
  • .NET
  • Scrum
  • Linux
  • Unix
  • OOP
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • C++
  • C
  • Java
  • Databases
  • Programming
  • TCP/IP
  • Testing
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