Henry Work

Henry Work

Developer

Henry Work is an R&D Imagineer for Walt Disney Imagineering: Research & Development.

Before working at Disney proper, Work was a developer for TouringPlans.com, the research arm of the Unofficial Guide series of travel books. We built some sweet web and mobile apps for touring theme parks. While I was there, I took up various side projects, including Instaparks.

Before that, Work and Mark McGranaghan built CrunchBase, a structured wiki project for TechCrunch. Henry worked on all their blog properties and infrastructure, and helped organize Startup2Startup, a monthly dinner event for silicon valley geeks, entrepreneurs, and investors.

For two years before that, Work was the team captain for the Northern Bites, Bowdoin College’s RoboCup 4-Legged League team. In 2007 in Atlanta, they won the RoboCup World Championship. In 2006, they finished tenth.

Work graduated from Bowdoin College in ’06 with degrees in Computer Science and American Government. I studied at The University of Otago in spring ’05.

The Latest from Henry Work

Startup2Startup Unites Startup Rookies With Veterans; Five Invites For TechCrunch Readers

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/s2s2.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://startup2startup.com/">Startup2Startup</a>, a popular invite-only Silicon Valley networking

131 Rails Apps Launched This Past Weekend; You Get To Vote For The Best

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/rails-rumble-2008.jpg" class="shot2" /> The 2008 <a href="http://www.railsrumble.com">Rails Rumble</a>, a competition for Ruby on Rail

Geode: The New Geo-Tagging Project From Mozilla Labs

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/mozilla-labs2.png" class="shot2" /> Tomorrow <a href="http://www.mozilla.org">Mozilla</a> will launch a new geotagging project called

Elevator Pitch Friday: Challenge Your Fellow Man

<a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/29/elevator-pitch-friday-challenge-your-fellow-man/"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/bethebetterman-logo.png" class="sh

Some CrunchBase API Stats and Apps

<a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/29/crunchbase-api-stats-and-apps/"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/crunchbase_api3.png" class="shot2" /></a> Six weeks

The State of WordPress 2008: Awesome Growth

Today at WordCamp, a User and Developer 1-day conference for the WordPress blogging platform, Founder Matt Mullenweg announced impressive growth figures and reaffirmed Automattic‘s focus on fixi

CrunchBase Now Has An API, So Grab Our Data

Today we’re excited to announce a free, open, and easily-accessible API for all data included in CrunchBase, our tech company database. It is available immediately to all developers. Since we re

CrunchBase: Now With Maps, Advanced Search, Jobs, And Milestones

We’re proud to announce today a slew of new improvements to CrunchBase, our directory for information about the tech startup ecosystem. Maps Company and financial organization headquarters are n

Don't Debug Alone With FiveRuns' TuneUp

As Ruby on Rails devotees converge upon RailsConf 2008 (and the simultaneously held un-conference CabooseConf), performance startup FiveRuns is launching TuneUp, a “social” debugging tool

Who Are The Top Tech Bloggers?

We’ve been analyzing historical TechMeme data to dig a little deeper than the leaderboard information on the site that shows top blogs over the trailing 30 days. Mark McGranaghan and I are slici

TechCrunch Labs: Our Experience Building And Launching An App On Google App Engine

Last night, Google announced App Engine, a hosted web application platform. We’ve now tested the service directly by writing and deploying a test application called appengine.crunchbase.com—a

Scalr: The Auto-Scaling Open-Source Amazon EC2 Effort

Scalr is a recently open-sourced framework for managing the massive serving power of Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) service. While web services have been using EC2 for increased capacity

Live at the HP Labs Event

The iPhone SDK event isn’t the only live blogging event today (though it did successfully bully HP Labs out of a morning timeslot), CG is live at a big event held at HP Labs, one of the biggest

Yelp Raises $15 Million Fourth Round, Rumored Valuation $200 Million

Yelp, the popular local review site, will soon announce a new $15 million dollar round of financing led by DAG Ventures. The valuation is rumored to be in the $200 million range. Yelp says that they w

Simple Bookmarking Now Available with Instapaper

Instapaper is a cool new service taking bookmarks back to basics. If you come across some websites that you want to read but are too busy to do so, you can click on an Instapaper browser bookmarklet a

EveryBlock Launches as Local News Aggregator for SF, NYC, and Chicago

EveryBlock launches today as a geographically-filtered news and data aggregation service for San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago. The site attempts to answer one deceptively simple question: &#8

Pleo Dinosaur Robot Marches Its Way into My Heart

Pleo is a new $350 ‘life form’ dinosaur robot created by Ugobe. Unlike all the robot dinosaurs I know (e.g. the WowWee Roboraptor), the Pleo is not remote-controlled. It’s ‘sel