Emma Claire Humphries


References on request


I want to help you with your internal developer tooling as well as tools as a service.

My work saves developers time and stress.

For the last decade, I’ve worked on tools and systems that inform developers where problems are in their code base; at run time and from defect reports, at companies such as Bandcamp and Mozilla.

The more reliable information you have: in a runtime error message, or a bug report, the more likely you’re going to resolve the problem behind it.

I work on both code and process with people across the whole business-not just engineering.

My experience also includes work on consumer and enterprise products at Apple as well as Linden Lab.


Oakland, California, Pacific Time (UTC-8)

US Citizen



Senior Software Engineer, Developer Tech

October 2020 - October 2023

As an engineer in the Developer Tech team, I built and maintained tools used by Bandcamp engineers working on our web app used by thousands of artists and millions of fans worldwide.


Staff Engineering Program Manager

November 2015 - August 2020

As Staff Engineering Program Manager (a.k.a. Bugmaster) for the Firefox Developer Workflow team, I developed and implemented bug handling policies and processes for Mozillans-both staff and community members-and educated them on best practices.

Peel Technologies, Mountain View

Software Engineer

June 2014 - July 2015

WhiteHat Security, Santa Clara

Senior Engineer

April 2011 - May 2014

L4 Systems, Seattle

Senior Engineer

July 2010 - March 2011

Linden Research, San Francisco

September 2007 - June 2010

Project Manager, Core Engineering

Technical Project Manager, Open Grid Technologies

Web Engineer

Apple Inc

September 2001 - August 2007

User Interface Engineer, .Mac

Developed Ajax and JSON-driven web applications for .Mac Customers: Gallery, Webmail, and iWeb Comments

Web Engineer, Human Resources

Developed web applications for Apple Employees and HR professionals, including: Online Learning, Content Management Systems, and Web Based HR Manuals


Livermore Unit, National Association of Rocketry

January 2023 to Present

Launch Control Officer (LCO)

Under the direction of the Range Safety Officer, I operated launch control systems for low, mid, and high power model rockets, made launch and safety announcements, and watched for hazards on our flight ranges which would endanger participants and spectators, and/or prevent launches.


Online Team Co-lead, WisCon 2020 and 2022

Otherwise Award (formerly James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council)

Online Producer, annual fundraising auction, May 2020

Webmaster, December 1995 - May 2004



MS (Economics)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

BA (Economics)

University of Texas at Austin, 1987