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Morgan Craft

Morgan Craft

CEO / Founder at gitBabel

 LinkedIn profile


10 Years



Management Experience

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Company Culture
Product Team
Scaling Team


Marketing & Advertising

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan Craft and I am currently the founder at gitBabel a knowledge operations platform for developers. Previously I was CTO @ Hickory Training (YC2015) where I lead a mixed team of data-scientists, ML, and product engineers. I have industry experience in Fintech, Adtech, and Edtech.

Morgan is not available in the next 4 weeks.


Establishing Career Growth and OKR’s for New Team Members
13 March

Morgan Craft, CTO at Hickory, explains how he discusses career goals with his new engineers and aligns their personal and company OKR’s based on that.

Career Path
Personal growth
Morgan Craft

Morgan Craft

CEO / Founder at gitBabel

Using Scoreboards to Create Data-Driven Roadmaps
7 March

Morgan Craft, CTO at Hickory, details how he effectively creates scoreboards to measure data metrics and ensure a smooth, communicative process for road mapping.

Data team
Morgan Craft

Morgan Craft

CEO / Founder at gitBabel




Aug 2018 - current

Participate in round-robin styled mentoring sessions that coaches engineering leaders on a variety of topics from soft-skills, managerial and technical challenges, and career growth strategies.

Engineering Manager

Unified Social

Nov 2014 - Jan 2016

A hands on engineering manager for a cross-functional team of product, qe, and engineering. \* Served as the product / technical architect transitioning the Unified platform from Django/Angular to a micro-service built on GoLang, Python, and React. \* Managed multiple teams of onsite/offsite full-stack developers focused on Front-end and Middle-tier application services. \* Lead the creation of our operational support team, working closely with DevOps to create our auto-mated deployments, application monitoring, and support runbooks. Technology Stack \---- \* Nodejs (Hapijs, Gulp, Browserify - transpiled es6-js for React) \* Core API Service (GoLang) \* Neo4J \* Dataware Housing (Apache Spark/EMR, redshift) \* Deployment (Cloud-Formation & Puppet+MCO)

Technical Lead


Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

Acted as technical lead on a small cross-functional team to build out a digital advertising buying tool to integrate major online retailers with Double-Click For Publishers (DFP). Technology Stack \---- \* NodeJS (express & grunt) \* FrontEnd -- AngularJS \* Scala (Play & Akka) \* MongoDB \* Redis \* Bazaarvoice Internal Data Services (Elastic Search/Cassandra) \* Zookeeper (service discovery) \* Deployment (Cloud Formation & Bash)

Principal Engineer


Apr 2010 - Sep 2013

First engineering hire that helped build the initial product and hire/mentor a small team of 6 engineers and data intelligence. Technology Stack \---- \* Python/Django Application Development \* Nodejs Services Development \* AngularJS & Flot-Charting Development

Software Consultant


Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

PHP Development for a RESTful API that provided read/write capabilities for 3rd party retail stores. Also included a separate client project that featured a full comic retail store that used the rest-api and allowed for template/theming.

Senior Software Engineering


Feb 2008 - Mar 2010

Worked as the lead Javascript front-end engineer on a large Zend Framework project.

Software Engineer

Tribune Company

Sep 2005 - Feb 2008

Web Developer


Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Student Coordinator

The Ohio State University

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005

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