Strange Loop

Next: September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO

Two Million to Five Million Readers and Beyond

CommonLit's tools provide much-needed content and curriculum to teachers and students with otherwise limited resources. Learn about how CommonLit's team of five engineers has helped expand the product's feature set while scaling from two million to five million users in under a year.

Geoff Harcourt


Geoff is the CTO at CommonLit, a non-profit whose mission is to spread literacy and writing skills to students around the world. His small team works on a big dream, delivering their online tool to five million students around the world. Before joining CommonLit, Geoff worked at the design and development consultancy thoughtbot, where he helped young companies with unanticipated growth improve their development processes and scale their software to meet demand. He's worked primarily in Ruby and JavaScript but loves to try out and learn new tools. He is the organizer of the DC Ruby Users Group. Geoff lives in Washington, DC with his partner and their daughter and son. In his free time, he enjoys baseball and the outdoors.