My name is Jay Palat. I am the Director of Engineering for Rhiza and a founder of Thinkering. I enjoy building -- talent, tools and teams. I architect, build, collaborate, and bring to scale Mobile, Enterprise, and WebScale Applications. I've lead multi-national teams across 3 time zones, but I still prefer small teams co-located in Pittsburgh!

I've worked Full time for companies like IBM, UPMC Technology Development Center, Celerity Innovation and ModCloth and I've advised/consulted with startups like Cedexis, All Facilities Inc and All Facilities Energy. My team at Thinkering came in Second Place during the 2014 Steel City Code Fest and was invited to participate in the Health 2.0 Pittsburgh Winner Circle event.