Jan Ulrich - software designer, entrepreneur & builder


From founding a startup to working at a big enterprise, I've developed a broad skillset for running a tech company. This is a partial list.
  • Continuous Integration & Build Systems
  • Testing Strategy & Frameworks
  • Containerization & Orchestration
  • Immutable Infrastructure for Security
  • Automated Monitoring Tools
  • Incident Response
  • On-call Management & Remediation
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Remote Work
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Code as Art
  • Team Management & Collaboration
  • Organized & Effective Communication Style
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Mentorship and Community Presentations
  • Innovative Brainstormer and Proactive Hustler
  • Collaborator


Building a local community takes work and dedication.
I like to give back to the local community when ever I can. Over the years I've been trying to do a yearly waterways cleanup to keep our oceans clean and our local nature natural. Some of my outings are depicted here.

In the past I also co-founded CareHighway, a Humanitarian Organization at UT focused on fundraising and delivering goods to an orphanage in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.


This is our planet – let's take care of it.
Protecting the environment is the greatest challenge our society faces right now. We are changing our climate in ways future generations will have a hard time coping with. There are big challenges which need to be addressed world-wide on the political level, but peoples' individual actions are also a key part in making the change. This problem is so big it needs to be addressed by all possible means.

I believe we should think about what we consume before we consume it. We prepare and eat food on a daily basis, so I decided to tackle the problem of food waste right in my own household. TO complete the natural cycle of leftovers becoming fertilizer again, I built my own worm composting system.

Here is an economic analysis I did on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Canadian Industrial Sector for the Apps4ClimateAction competition.

Students of the World

We expand empathy & empower young people through study abroad & training in story telling
Students of the World is a university organization tha immerses college students in new global environments and has them document transcultural issues and make spread the message through local and online media.

I did a documentary trip to San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán, Guatemala and also documented NGOs working with AIDS and women's rights in Kenya - SOW

Previous Tech Projects

A lifetime of hacking.
Vocabulary Prep
If you want to improve your vocabulary, this is for you. It could help you improve your SAT/GRE score if you have to take that test.

Apple Powerbook G4 Repair
A step-by-step guide to reparing the Powerbook screen.

Building a Cantenna
An easy way to increase your wireless router's range.

Leopard vs Tiger
A comparison between OSX 10.5 and 10.4 on a Powerbook.

Backing up and Restoring on a Mac
My experience doing a network backup of your disk image.

Building a server on a small budget
Although cloud-computing is now the easiest option, there are still times when a real server can be useful.

To reach out, write to [email protected].