Garret Fick

Garret is currently a Principal Engineer at Amazon in New York where he builds distributed access control solutions. Previously, he was a Principal Engineer at Smarter Grid Solutions in New York, USA interested in industrial IoT for smart grid applications. We has held the position of Software Architect for ChinaNetCloud in Shanghai, China where he developed enabling technology for web operations as a service. Before this, he was the CTO and Co-founder of SnapEDA where he co-lead the company to receive funding from YCombinator. Prior to start-ups, he grew his professional career to a Senior Software Engineer at National Instruments working in both Toronto, Canada and Shanghai, China.

Garret worked for much of his career at the intersection between software and engineering, creating software products that enable electrical and electronics engineering that we rely on every day. He is a contributor to several related open source projects. He is no stranger to the web, and wrote his first website in 1997.

He holds a MS in Computer Science - Machine Learning from Georgia Institute of Technology and both a BASc and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

He speaks and writes regularly about his software engineering experience. Garret's complete resume is on LinkedIn.