Welcome new Archive-It software engineers!

April 14th, 2021

by the Archive-It team

Archive-It welcomed two new Software Engineers this spring. The newest additions to our growing engineering team join us with a diverse set of past experiences and are excited to support and contribute to Archive-It processes. Please join us in welcoming Phil Ehrens and Derek Enos!

Phil Ehrens comes to Archive-It from Caltech, where he worked as a Senior Application Developer with the LIGO Laboratory for 20 years. Phil studied art and materials science at UCLA, where he also developed a passion for programming. As a dedicated fan and user of the Internet Archive since its early days in 1998, he is thrilled at the opportunity to join the team and work on making current processes as efficient as possible. In his free time, Phil enjoys pestering people (in general) about slide rules (in particular).

Derek Enos joins the Internet Archive from Octopart Inc. where he worked as a full-stack developer for almost 8 years. He also brings a background in electronic hardware design, including experience at Harmonix Music Systems where he worked as a technical designer for a variety of devices, including the Rock Band 3 game controllers. He is especially interested in human-computer interaction and enjoys creating fun projects in his basement workshop. Derek looks forward to optimizing and building systems at Archive-It and is excited about exploring new ways to consume and interact with archived media. Originally from Rhode Island, Derek now resides in New York with his family where he likes hiking in the beautiful Hudson Valley and reading when he can find free time.

Welcome to Phil and Derek!