Author BioJohn joined Qualtrics in February 2015. Prior to Qualtrics, John spent 10 years at Amazon in various roles, most recently as an Engineering Director on the Amazon Echo team. His previous experience includes Microsoft, Active Voice Corporation, and Openwave. John's career has been focused on building large-scale web-based products that impact millions of users, including recommendation systems, consumer hardware products, and e-commerce products. Working at Qualtrics is a continuation of that trend, as Qualtric's SaaS based insights platform helps companies gain insights into their employees, markets, and users. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a long-time Seattle resident, and enjoys biking and snowboarding.
Articles written by John Thimsen
Every year at Qualtrics, we close the office during the last week of December so our employees can spend time with family, travel, and recharge. This is also around the time we typically wrap up our i...
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Qvolution, the Qualtrics Hackathon
I’ve been in the technology industry for 20+ years, and in that time, the hackathon has entered the common vernacular that is used in software development. The core idea behind hackathons themse...
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It is tradition at Qualtrics to close our doors over the holidays to allow our employees to spend time with family, travel, and recharge for the New Year. This is also a good time to reflect on the ac...
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Growth and Real Estate
It’s hard to believe how much the Qualtrics Engineering organization has grown since I’ve joined. We've added close to 150 folks into Engineering over the last 24 months, and we're aiming on track...
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Why I’m (still) at Qualtrics
I joined Qualtrics in February of 2015 after spending 10 incredible years at Amazon, where I was a Director of Engineering who had just finished launching the Echo product. At Amazon I learned how the...
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Announcing the Qualtrics Engineering Blog
Today we're excited to announce the launch of the Qualtrics Engineering Blog: "Stacks and Q's". We will publish new content every two weeks, covering topics from system design to operational excelle...
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