Lin Qiu



I am a self motivated full stack engineer with over 10 years of experience in the DC startup scene. I am a serial startup entrepreneur and practice the philosophy of lean startup. I’m constantly involved in the tech community. I go to startup weekend at least once a year and build a demo-able product at the end (and it usually wins something). Don’t let my film background fool you, I put the tenets of narrative montage and user experience into every app I develop. Ask me about how I taught David Hasselhoff Chinese :)


Dorsata - Senior Software Engineer - September 2019 - Present

Healthcare startup with an app primarily focused around OB/Gyn to reduce the chance of NICU admissions by partnering with ACOG to give the most up to date recommended care plan for the provider.

Stack: Rails Monolith, Angular 1.3 frontend.

Upside - Tech Lead - July 2017 - September 2019

Travel site focused on business travelers allowing people to purchase bundled deals to save money. Tech Stack: NodeJS microservices with ExpressJS, React 16 with redux. Redis, DynamoDB, RDS,

Upside - Senior Node Engineer - January 2017 - July 2017

Kit Check - Senior Engineer - April 2014 - January 2017

Healthcare startup using RFID tags to help hospitals better track their medication inventory throughout its lifecycle. Tech Stack: RoR, Javascript (Angular), AWS (Lamdba, DynamoDB) - Software Engineer - Sep. 2013 - April 2014

A Chronicle of Higher Education product. Vitae is the only online career hub that makes it easier and more rewarding for faculty and administrators to do their jobs each day. Tech Stack: RoR, Javascript (Backbone), AWS (Opsworks)

Gryphn - Lead Developer - Feb. 2013 - Sep. 2013

Mobile Security company focused on HIPAA, FED-RAMP compliant inter and intra-enterprise messaging solutions. Tech Stack: Obj-C, RoR, AWS - Lead Developer - 2010 - 2012

Contract web development shop. Tech stack: PHP, Javascript, Obj-C


California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA                        M.F.A Film and Video - 2009

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                                                        B.A.  - 2004

CSM July 2018 - July 2020