Branden is a software developer, entrepreneur, maker, artist, and father living the Washington, DC area. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Automata Studios, a software development company that combines creativity and code to create superlative user experiences for clients including Microsoft, NPR, and NASA. In his spare time he builds big, strange interactive light sculptures that he drags all over the world and is the leader of the Maker Club at his son’s elementary school.