co-founder, Chief Engineer
Jared Klett develops software for Blip and oversees infrastructure, which includes servers, bandwidth and video transcoding.
Before Blip, Jared was a senior software engineer for Capital Printing Systems, a leading financial printing firm in New York City. Jared was the technical lead for Capital's web services initiative, connecting satellite offices around the world to the company's headquarters.
Before Capital, Jared was with Pexicom Inc., an enterprise messaging company, and before that he was with a New York-based consulting company, Igicom. He was the technical lead on numerous projects, including a web content management system for Bertelsmann's Bookspan division. He also managed the team that built the website for the Vitamin Water brand, which included an innovative Java applet enabling users to design their own drink labels.
Early in his career, Jared developed a series of games for the Uproar Network, which was acquired by Vivendi Universal in 2001. That same year, Jared led an independent team of developers in creating The Price is Right Online. He also created a localized version of the site and game for Germany and support for additional localized versions.
Jared began his career with the Architecture Group at AT&T Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he developed network management software using the then-newly introduced Java programming language.
In 2002, Jared launched e-Scrabble, a site enabling people around the world to play Scrabble online via e-mail. Jared created and supported the software and hardware and ran the site entirely on his own. At its peak, e-Scrabble supported 100,000 members playing more than five hundred games a day.
Jared holds a B.S. from the nationally accredited Computer Science department at The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College).