Deena likes to claim to be the only Siberian in Silicon Valley (don’t worry, we know it’s not true) and is convinced that Wanelo is on its way to becoming one of the most amazing things in the world. She likes Mexican and Peruvian textiles, sushi, llamas, Pilates and things that are impossible.
Konstantin lives by the rule of threes. He’s lived on three continents, is a proud owner of three citizenships, speaks three languages and knows how to play three different instruments. He’s been tinkering with computers for almost three decades, and it doesn’t end there. Konstantin moonlights as a DJ, annually treks to Burning Man and has produced three electronica albums (available on iTunes!).
Sean moved to San Francisco from New York last year, and still happily wears sweaters every day while bemoaning the bagel situation. He collects books, zines, records, sneakers and skateboard videos, obsessively updates a lot of the words you see on Wanelo, and is prone to dramatic hand gestures when discussing the future of Wanelo. He has a pillow doppelgänger.
Kaan comes a long way from his hometown of Karsiyaka in Turkey. He claims to have seen almost every British comedy ever produced, and when he’s not building the internets he loves to play soccer (or as the Brits say it, football). Come Movember, Kaan has the most impressive moustache in the office.
Atasay is a geek at heart who operates at mach 0.85 on most days. He loves to watch washing machines and always tries to make time for his guitar. He believes there is tremendous power in simplicity, can speak Galactic Basic Standard, and got his cheek dimple after a rough scuttle with an iron bar.
Kristina believes that life is a series of moments interrupted by long and delicious brunches. She is one of two high school dropouts at Wanelo, and its first employee. Kristina listens to Christmas music in July, loves jelly beans and can make you an origami unicorn.
Paul is the second of two high school dropouts working at Wanelo and its youngest employee, at 18. He loves defying the status quo, and is avoiding college to solve hard problems and build awesome things as an engineer at Wanelo. In his spare time, he enjoys hacking with functional programming languages, exploring the world and jumping out of airplanes. He also can be caught smiling, chair dancing and energetically announcing successes.Paul on Wanelo
Daniela is the
only first native San Franciscan on the team. She speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Italian) but wishes she spoke four. She spends her spare time collecting animated gifs, fawning over baby animals and enjoying a really great steak.
Server is a brony who likes to write code in his time remaining from his My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic obsession. He likes Latin languages and anything with a medieval theme. He occasionally raves about Ottoman history while admiring marshals of this dynasty.
Cihan is a software bug generator who thinks ponies are the cutest thing in the world. When there is no adorable pony around, he can be found trying to remember significant events in Mediterranean history, learning a new language that he is not going to speak, and looking up the etymology of random words. He can go on unhealthy sprees like playing the same video game for days, and not exercising for years.
Eric is not sure if he's a mod or a rocker, though his predilection for accordion music may disqualify him from either epithet. He got his degree in molecular biology, which serves him well in late-night intoxicated conversations. These days he works and plays as a software engineer, obsessing on the finer parts of Solaris. Those intoxicated conversations are probably less interesting to the casual onlooker, though they can be loud.
Therese has been blogging since she was 12 and has the social skills to prove it. She has an irrational fear of sharks, ghosts and elevators, and dreads the day she must face all three simultaneously. Her karaoke go-to is Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn." She is a longtime user of Wanelo and an early stalkee of Wanelo Admin.
Karen is our second San Francisco native on the team (born and raised!) and walks to work with her two dogs, Rupert Murdoch and Parker, who looks like Richard Gere and sounds like a human. She once burned down her kitchen (so we're scared to go over her house for dinner) and had to live in a hotel for 3 months, which isn't as fun as you might think. She loves watching wedding videos online, so when she's not Waneloing, she's busy getting sappy.
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