- Evanston, IL
- 5' 9", 160 lbs
- Label Insight
2013-Present (Career as coder)
Coding - Basketball - Chess - BTC
2013-Present (Career as coder)
Mallers is an extremely focused and hard-working developer and designer with strong intuition, ambition, and big-picture thinking. Quickly transitioning from college dropout to web developer, building usable apps like jackschess and even being featured in Basecamp's Signal vs Noise, he has demonstrated that he is a nimble independent learner.
Mallers loves working on teams, especially with smart and experienced people, where he can learn and grow. Currently, he is crafting consumer expierences at VC-backed startup Label Insight. Outside of Label Insight? Bitcoin. Bitcoin. Bitcoin. Mallers is fascinated by Bitcoin and has wored on projects like ZeroHouseEdge, the first online-gambling experience with no fees or limitations. With Zero House Edge you can place wagers on the internet with no fees, no house edge — and on any event with an uncertain outcome with a reliable data set. Just being a part of something that he believes will change the world and move it in the right direction is his current goal.
Mallers was also a nationally-ranked chess player throughout high school, and was the 6th man for the 8th ranked basketball team in the state of Illinois. In his free time, you will find him on the courts playing pick-up ball with his friends when he's not in the parks playing speed chess.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
― Thomas Carlyle
Sept 2013 - June 2014
Web development, web design, business/entrepreneurship Starter School is a 9-month course that teaches web development, design, and entrepreneurship. I not only got to learn from the likes of Jeff Cohen, Raghu Betina, Mig Reyes and others, but I also was able to meet and hear talks from some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in Chicago, such as Amanda Lannert, Ryan Singer and Adrian Holovaty. Most important, I built mentor relationships that I still have today with Jason Fried, Troy Henikoff and Josh Braun.
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Back-end dev (Node.js), Front-end dev(Ember.js), Advanced JS I was part of the Talentbuddy mentorship program very early on where I got paired with a back-end mentor and a front-end mentor. For 3 months I worked with Andrei Soare on Node.js development and advanced JS, and Vlad Berteanu on Ember.js and Ember-CLI. Both former Google Engineers. An interview on my experience is here, I definitely recommend Talentbuddy.
June 2015 - Present
Entrepreneurship Board, Evanston Township High School Invited by local large high school to serve as a mentor and board member for the Algebra Entrepreneurship Board.
Summer 2014 & Summer 2015
Instructor at Starter School The last two summers I have done a variety of teaching for Starter School. I helped teach a 3 month web-development course in Rails, an AJAX class, and a class where I went over front-end JS like jQuery and Ember.js/Ember-CLI.
June 2014 - September 2014
Developer, Sales, and Quality Assurance at LanternHQ Lantern is a learning management platform that's easy for teachers and students to use. I was brought on when there were only ~3 employees. I assisted with some back-end development, a lot of sales and QA testing.
Feb 2015 - Nov 2015
Did Everything: Development, Design, Business JacksChess is the product I had in mind when I first got into coding 3 years ago. JacksChess is a platform for players to connect, teach, and learn online with each other. It takes the over-the-board experience that players have been doing face to face for thousands of years, and replicates that online. Within its first 2 months of public launch, the site was used for 2,141 chess sessions, and 303 chessrooms were created. Users in 72 countries. It has recently been open sourced and influenced the analysis feature on lichess.org.
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Software Engineer (Python/Bitcoin) For a few months I worked with ChangeCoin's CEO Nick Sullivan on bringing their Bitcoin tipping service to Google Hangouts. I learned a lot and got to work with some great people. Unfortunately around that time ChangeCoin got "acqui-hired" by Airbnb and I stopped working with them.
Feb 2016 - Present
Do Everything: Development, Design, Business Zero House Edge is my most ambitious prject to date, as it's an attempt to disrupt the mult-trillion dollar gambling industry using revolutionary cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Zero House Edge is the first online-gambling experience with no fees or limitations. With Zero House Edge you can place wagers on the internet with no fees, no house edge — and on any event with an uncertain outcome with a reliable data set. It has garnered the attention of many investors and bitcoin industry leaders.
September 2016 - Present
Front End (React.js/Redux + Angular.js) Working at Label Insight as a front end engineer. The team and I build products with the mission of helping consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume - See more at: https://www.labelinsight.com
I like to build things. I like to do things.
― Walter Chrysler
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
― Larry Bird
Jack was confident, he was raw, he was rebellious, and he was clearly smart as hell.
8 minutes of inspiration. Watch Jack Mallers talk about his Starter School experience. This kid is a star —> http://t.co/0YjDMavNv9— Jason Fried (@jasonfried) July 25, 2014
I live by 'Go big or go home.' It's either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it.