A small bio for the interested

More than you'd probably like to know about me

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, I grew up on a healthy diet of rocks and spent my childhood constructing electro-mechanical contraptions and pursuing various methods of scaling and descending elevated objects including roof tops, cliffs, trees, canyons, and mountains.

I have an engineering degree with an electrical specialty from the Colorado School of Mines. I worked part time during college, first at NCAR where I babysat the super computers, and then at NA Tech where I constructed robots with lasers on them, self erecting wind towers, induction heating robotic deck plate straighteners, and many other neural network powered robotic systems. When I graduated I came on full time as the 4th employee and would end up working there for almost 3 years.

After the robots, I moved up the software stack, away from embedded systems and ran product at Blue Dot Solutions where Kate and I traveled the world living abroad in Scotland and pushing the boundaries of mobile enterprise software.

From there, I jumped at the chance to join GitHub in the very beginning of 2011 as one of the first 20 employees. In my initial couple of years, I worked on everything from the public API on GitHub.com to spearheading the GitHub for Windows application from conception to 1.0 release. Then, I spent a stint as a Product Manager, responsible for the GitHub Platform and developer ecosystem, pricing and payments, and a variety of other projects like the 1.0 release of Git LFS. These days I’m back in engineering doing research and development in the area of programming language theory with a special interest in the semantics of code and code changes.

I currently live in the San Francisco hills with my wife Kate and our two children.

Tim's Avatar Hi, I'm Tim Clem. I'm an engineer at GitHub in San Francisco, currently focused on applied programming language theory.