Jayson Margalus is a results-oriented software engineer skilled in big data visualizations, game design and web software. As a Demo Engineer for MapR, Jayson is responsible for building interactive data visualizations, exhibits, and data art that demonstrate the power of MapR. Prior to that role, Jayson was an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University, where he co-created and taught “Business for Indie Developers.” While at DePaul, Jayson also taught game design, game history, and game programming. Jayson was also the co-owner of Lunar Giant Studios, an independent game studio, and a founder of Polymath Workshop, a web software company. Earlier in his career, Jayson co-founded and chaired the non-profit IGDA Chicago (International Game Developers Association).
Jayson holds a BA in Political Science, History and History of Ideas from North Central College in Chicago.