Elias Carlston has 20 years’ experience as a software engineer, from lean startups to large enterprises. Having great mentors early on showed Elias the value of sharing knowledge, and he enthusiastically embraces the opportunity to give back to the community through teaching.
Beginning his career as a data analyst for a large non-profit clinic in Portland, Maine, he soon moved to Boston to become a full stack developer at two successful startups. First, at healthcare cloud services provider athenahealth, and later with car sharing pioneer Zipcar, he learned techniques and technologies from Agile to XSLT to solve business problems in lean fashion.
A lifelong rock’n’roll musician, Elias began his entrepreneurial experience teaching guitar lessons. He lives in Austin with his wife Amy and two goofy dogs.