colin bayer founding member & co-owner • cohost.org/vogon
at the end of the day, Colin is just some doofus who fell in love with computers when he was like 4. after a shaky upbringing, he managed to get himself together enough to finish degrees in computer science and linguistics at the University of Washington. he started his first job at Microsoft the day Bear Stearns went bankrupt and worked happily until his fourth reorg. then he returned to his alma mater to make computer games that help crowdsource scientific work until constantly chasing grant money got to him. he lives in Seattle with a couple friends of his, in a rented house made 75% out of staircases.
jae kaplan founding member & co-owner • cohost.org/jkap
jae is a software engineer who has been trying to leave the tech industry since 2015 and has finally failed at that by starting their own tech company. they are a two-time college dropout and two-time startup founder (the first was called “[T]he Worst Kickstarter” by gawker, the second is this). they have worked at Apple and Square, but their proudest professional achievement is that time they worked on a giant robot vending machine that sat in the lobby of an NYC Best Buy. they live in tallahassee, florida, with their wife and their cat, bradley.
aidan grealish member & co-owner • @aerialshading • cohost.org/aidan
aidan is a designer who was planning on being a doctor until she came to her senses and got an art degree instead. she spent a few years making educational games for big fancy tech companies that she’s legally not allowed to name, but promises are very cool and impressive. following that, she had a brief adventure in the world of “electronic sports” but now happily pushes pixels for assc and various indie games. she lives in portland in a neighborhood full of dogs that she knows all the names of, but you can usually find her at the intersection of art and technology.
kara member • cohost.org/kaara icon by @kresendoe
on top of stereotypical teenager stuff, kara also edited wikipedia and spent too much time moderating crappy forums while growing up. miraculously, she made a career out of it and works as a trust and safety professional. based in the san francisco bay area, she enjoys playing path of exile, going to concerts with its partners, and a secret, third thing
bradley daniel kaplan eternal chief bradley consultant • cohost.org/jkap/tagged/bradley
bradley was a very handsome boy whom we all loved very much. he left the company in august, 2023 after a battle with cancer. he lived with his moms, jae and kata, in tallahassee, florida. we wish him the best in future endeavors.