Antony Courtney

Antony Courtney

Founding Engineer, MotherDuck

I am a Software Developer based in San Francisco. Recurring themes and interests: user interfaces, data analysis and visualization, programming languages. I am a Founding Engineer at MotherDuck, a startup building a new kind of serverless data platform based on DuckDb.

From 2021 to 2022 I was a Principal Engineer at Snowflake, working on Snowsight, Snowflake's Web UI.
From 2017 to 2020 I was an Engineering Manager in Developer Infrastructure at Facebook, supporting the HHVM team.
From 2013 to 2017 I was on a self-funded sabbatical, doing a mixture of open source software development and private consulting.
From 2004 to 2013 I lived in New York City and worked for Goldman Sachs.
From 1998 to 2004 I did a PhD on functional reactive programming and graphical user interfaces in the Yale Haskell Group.

I live in Noe Valley in San Francisco with my wife Eirini, our daughter Clio and our dog Zoe.

Open Source Side Projects


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Twitter: @antonycourtney