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Giorgio with his idol, Ronald McDonald, in Thailand

Name: Giorgio Calderolla

Alter ego/Nickname: Gio (Joe?), Giorgio Calderoni, Giorgio Maccheroni, Giorgio Lasagne, Giorgio (insert italian food or car make here)

Hometown: Conegliano, Italy (sometimes referred to as “Coney Island” by the locals)

Role(s) at Expensify: Frontend developer, other things developer, prettifier, speedifier, streamlinizer. Being confused and hesitating for a second when someone tries to high five me, and then saying ‘ouch’.

Expensify Start Date: I don’t know! It’s all a blur. Somewhere between August ’11 and February ’12.

What is/has been your favorite project to participate on at Expensify?

I enjoy working on the little UI things. And the big UI things.

Life outside of Expensify?

Mostly app-making. Occasionally, city-exploring.

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Oh shut up.

Favorite Beverage

I think I’m a machine that transforms coffee into code. Not sure how it works. But I can tell you for sure that when the coffee drinking stops, the code writing and other associated activities stop as well. It’s weird. So to answer your question, my favorite beverage is coffee.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Yes. A ‘craaaack thump’ sound.

Favorite flower?

Spaghetti Trees

What’s your present state of mind?


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Name: Shawn Bortonbort

Alter ego/Nickname: Bort, Shane Burton, Bortista (for his supreme barista skills)

Hometown: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Roles at Expensify: Chief Photoshop Officer & Part-time Designer

Expensify Start Date: 10:00 AM US PST on September 10, 2012

What is/has been your favorite project to participate on at Expensify?

Refactoring the sign in page. It turned out very well, and the team contributed some really cool images for your sign-ining pleasure.

Life outside of Expensify?

An abysmal chasm of confusion, loneliness, and darkness. (He’s on a pretty bad FIFA losing streak.)

Outside of Expensify and FIFA, you can find him wandering about the city by day, playing soccer by night, and getting $10 haircuts in the Tenderloin bimonthly.

What is your idea of happiness?

A 25 yard knuckler, 20psi of boost in my 1.8T, my Grandma’s meat pie. (Soccer banter, fast cars and Grandma Meola’s fantastic Easter-time dish to the laymen)

What is your idea of misery?

Spending a day with Internet Explorer.

Favorite hero?

My mother Linda – notably for her accomplishment as a back-to-back breast cancer champion.

If you could have a mediocre super power, what would it be?

The ability to untangle headphones with one hand.

How do you want to die?

In exactly the same fashion as General Maximus Decimus Meridius.

What would you look like as a statue of Buddha?


Inspired by his recent trip to South East Asia.

Inspired by his recent trip to South East Asia.