Before joining Rap Genius, James Somers worked as a developer for the Complex Systems Group at the University of Michigan; for Amazon; and for Pivotal Labs.
He built Jimbo Jeopardy!, which lets you play more than 3,000 real Jeopardy! episodes (you can even use Wiimotes for buzzers). More than 200,000 clues have been answered through the site. He also made Readertron, an open-source clone of the old Google Reader.
James’s writing has been published on or featured in the Atlantic, Outside, Language Log, Marginal Revolution, Kottke.org, Longform, Byliner, The Daily Dish, TheBrowser, Longreads, and, more than ten times, the #1 spot on Hacker News.