Software engineer, full-stack web application developer. Though he grew up in the Boulder area, Erty attended a small boarding school on the northern border of Wisconsin for high school, where he took AP Computer Science with Java and discovered his passion for programming. From there, he obtained BA’s in Mathematics/Computer Science and English from Lawrence University, also in Wisconsin. During high school and college, Erty worked as an intern for companies ranging from four-person startup Bracket Labs, to the Aerospace Corporation, where he co-authored a paper on GPS-III latencies. He also taught classes to his peers and local students in ActionScript, Python, and web development. After college, he attended Recurse Center (then called Hacker School) in New York City, a three-month writers’ workshop for programmers. He was hired out of that program to work as a software engineer at Etsy, followed by a stint as an Android developer at SNAP! Interactive. While in New York, he began to focus more on teaching, volunteering his mornings teaching Brooklyn public school students through TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools)-K12. Erty moved back to Boulder in August of 2015 to follow his passion of teaching computer science. He lives with his wife, Greta, and their cat, Jupiter. Follow Erty on Twitter.