Who we are

We are an independent agile development team. We work in Boston, Massachusetts.

Benjamin "Zags" Zagorsky

Benjamin "Zags" Zagorsky

Zags is a database and server wizard. He does architecture, implementation, and repair for robust, scalable back-end systems. He created and maintains Mongolia, a Python wrapper/ORM for MongoDB.

Zags graduated from Harvard in 2012 with bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science. He previously worked at Google and Seven Bridges Genomics, and was the CTO and co-founder of BetterFit Technologies. He has also built a videochat service and published game theory research.

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Kevin Fan

Kevin Fan

Kevin is an expert on building scalable web applications, especially those using Python Django or Flask, MongoDB or SQL, and Amazon Web Services.

Kevin previously worked at Amazon.com, developing analytics tools as part of the software pipeline responsible for building the search index for Amazon’s shopping catalog. He also co-founded BetterFit Technologies. Kevin graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a degree in Computer Science.

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Miriam Farkas

Miriam Farkas

Miriam specializes in Python Django development, with the occasional foray into the front-end. She is known for her preternatural ability to zap (code) bugs and kill office fern plants, sometimes simultaneously.

Formally trained in linguistics, Miriam has a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. She puts her cuneiform skills to good use every day.

Eli Jones

Eli Jones

Eli does sysadmin and full-stack development work, as well as mobile app development. He keeps our servers running, understands arcane details of encryption, and makes sure everyone on the team uses highly optimized keyboard shortcuts.

Eli is Zagaran's expert on hardware, systems, and security. He enjoys downhill skiing wicked fast, and building his own water-cooled computers out of spare parts from eBay. Eli graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking.

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Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Chris does front-end web development and UX (user experience). He is also the company's legal expert and handles contracts, invoicing, and project scheduling.

He previously worked at BetterFit Technologies. Chris graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a degree in Classical Languages and Literature.

Conor Hobert

Conor Hobert

Conor leads sales and business development for Zagaran's products, RetroacDev and Instant Census.

He also assists with new product development and market validation, interviewing industry experts and prospective customers in the target markets of the new products we're developing.

He graduated from The College of Charleston in South Carolina with a degree in Finance.

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Alvin Siu

Alvin Siu

Alvin is a web development specialist and your friendly, neighborhood front-end superhero. He is also the company's travel and logistics expert.

He previously was pursuing an M.D. at University of Michigan Medical School. Alvin graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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Josh Zagorsky

Josh Zagorsky

Josh builds Android and iOS apps, and does Python web development. He also handles company finances.

He previously wrote analytics software at Jane Street Capital, built an e-commerce website at earthCell Batteries, and wrote cost-saving software for steel mills. Josh graduated from Harvard in 2011 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics, and a minor in Economics.

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