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I'm Clint Andrew Hall.
I'm a Technical Lead
and User Interface Engineer.

About Me

I Live for Experiences

I craft them for desktop and mobile browsers, professionally and in my spare time. I'm incredibly fortunate that my passion became my career.

I pursue them, too. I enjoy conferences like SxSW, gatherings like TED and TEDx, and hackathons like Startup Weekend. I love to build with Lego. I made my own desk. I tinker with hardware and VR. If I'm not traveling the world with my wife, Olivia, you might find me onstage in community theatre, or telling a story at The Moth. We have an adorable dog named Shandy.

I'm currently the Area Lead for the Presentation Team within Kibana at Elastic, working from my home in Kansas City, MO.

In the past, I've worked for Facebook, Cerner, Sprint and Accenture, and lived in New York, Vancouver and San Francisco. So far we've visited 40 countries, (and counting).

About My Work

I'm an Engineering Lead and User Interface Engineer. I work to make the web beautiful, both on its surface and beneath.

I'm a demonstrated expert in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, React/Flux/Relay, and more. I specialize in techniques promoting web agnostics, semantics, and accessibility. I'm comfortable with varying levels of skill in any web full stack, having written and maintained production code in JS, PHP, Java and Ruby-on-Rails. I currently prefer React+Node or React Native for most of my personal projects.

I'm a regular consumer and occasional contributor to open source projects and client APIs. If I have a suggestion for a website or application, I prefer to demonstrate the idea using an API rather than just describe it-- Code Wins Arguments.

I look for opportunities where I can make strong, direct and meaningful contributions to a team, to users and to the web. I'm comfortable functioning as both designer and engineer, advising on both the technical and aesthetic. I'm affable and good-natured, yet results-driven and competitive. I have extensive experience working remotely, particularly during my time at Facebook and Elastic.

About My Code

These lines-of-code counts and repository information are gathered directly from my Github account.

43

Repos

136

Followers

16

Following

11

Gists

  • 4mJavaScript
  • 3mTypeScript
  • 607kCSS
  • 471kHTML
  • 333kC
  • 36kOther

Portfolio

Explore My Projects

Here are a few of the things I've worked on in my spare time.

node-foursquare

NodeJS, Swarm

I maintain the Foursquare/Swarm library for Node.js.View Details

Event Photo Wall

NodeJS, Facebook

My Event Wall is an open-source art installation used to project photos uploaded to a Facebook Event in real time.View Details

Backstrok.es

NodeJS, Swarm

Backstrok.es is a website for discovering where you've been on Foursquare and Swarm.View Details

Metaphorical.ly

TEDX, Web

My TEDx talk detailing an attempt to redefine how people perceive technology.View Details

Guess Friends was a website a few friends and I wrote for the first Node Knockout.View Details

Web Bookstrapper

Cerner, Web

A method of flexing semantic HTML based on the immutable properties of the device before code is even downloaded.View Details

Career

Read About My Experience

These are a few roles I've held recently.

December 2021 — Present

Elastic

Tech Lead, Shared UX

I'm the Tech Lead for Shared User Experience (Shared UX) for the Application Experience organization at Elastic. The team was conceived by myself and other leaders to bridge the gap between design and the myriad of solutions that comprise the Application Experience organization. Our mission is to make consistency across our solutions a product. My role is leading the team through a technology lens, coordinating projects, and consulting with other tech leaders across Elastic.

My team is responsible for creating, maintaining and supporting Shared UX infrastructure, like components, hooks and services. We also promote patterns from our design organizations, fostering adoption through evangelism and codifying them in our infrastructure. We're also responsible for unique UX solutions, driving our projects across organizations, and consulting with teams to deliver consistent experiences.

October 2020 — December 2021

Elastic

Area Lead, Presentation Team

The Kibana organization created a new team-- Presentation-- responsible for Canvas, Dashboard, and any other product considered a "presentation container". I became the Area Lead for this new team, coordinating efforts between these products and the rest of Kibana. I continued my previous responsibilites, this time on a larger scale: overseeing and coordinating technical efforts, representing the team across the org, and contributing significant or moonshot enhancements.

October 2018 — October 2020

Elastic

Area Lead, Canvas

In October of 2018, I accepted a role with Elastic to work on Kibana, specifically a new, ground-breaking beta plugin called Canvas. Soon after, I was named the new Area Lead. I was responsible for overseeing and coordinating our technical efforts, representing the team across the org, and contributing significant or moonshot enhancements.

During my tenure I directed project efforts for 1 major and 9 minor releases, including the General Availability (GA) release of Canvas from beta. I introduced a number of technologies and architecture approaches that stabilized and enhanced the plugin, and oversaw migration of valuable bespoke technology to the Kibana ecosystem, (e.g. expressions).

April 2015 — June 2018

Facebook NYC

User Interface Engineer

When I first moved to the NYC Facebook office, I joined the Composer team for a "hack-a-quarter", converting the Composer to React, and then worked on the Share Dialog.

Eventually Events found themselves with a large number of React and Relay projects, so I rejoined my former team remotely. I built the new Events Dashboard and Permalink, and implemented many "under the hood" improvements.

What People Say

I've worked with some remarkable people.

Raya Fratkina
Clint combines technical excellence with a feel for UX and ability to lead a team of engineers to deliver consistent business outcomes. It has been amazing working with him and watching him build and grow his team. Love his empathy and focus on outcomes and moving the product forward incrementally.
Raya FratkinaTeam Lead, Kibana Applications at ElasticRaya managed Clint directly
Jim Goodwin
From the moment I interviewed Clint I knew he was going to be a great addition to the team. Throughout my time working with Clint he came up with creative and useful solutions. He encouraged and supported more junior members of the team. He solved complex problems under pressure with good humor and a cool head. His knowledge was impressive and always growing, he would find new technology, study it and share it and often solve a problem in the codebase with it. He's also a kind, smart and fun person to work with. If the opportunity arose I'd hire him again.
Jim GoodwinVice President of Engineering at ElasticJim managed Clint directly
Erik Vorhes
Clint is one of the best engineers I've worked with. He is especially passionate about making products available to as many people as possible — not only in terms of pushing for accessibility best practices and for inclusive design, but also in making sure to make things available to people whose devices aren't the latest and greatest devices and whose internet connections are suboptimal. Clint is capable of building things quickly and at a high standard of excellence while also demonstrating compassion for the people who use the things he builds.
Erik VorhesLead Software Engineer at CheggClint worked with Erik in different groups at Facebook
Patrick Keenan
Clint is a powerhouse of code and collaboration. He single handedly maintained and updated the product on web, refactoring when appropriate. He was proactive in working with design and also brought good questions to help round out the approach. Even in a remote office, it felt like he was always ready to help out.
Patrick KeenanLead Product Designer: Facebook Local AppClint worked with Patrick on the same team at Facebook
Freddy Gottesman
Clint is a motivated and creative engineer with exceptional product sense. In my time working with him I was impressed by his ability to identify a user problem, design a solution and then implement the code to make it happen.
Freddy GottesmanProduct Manager at FacebookClint worked with Freddy in the same group at Facebook
Jacob McDaniel
Hands down, Clint is by far one of the most intelligent engineers I have had the opportunity of working near. As an experience designer working with an engineer, building the most intuitive and functionally sound experience is critical. Clint brings a different perspective to the table and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He has an incredible capability of asking comprehensive questions to understand the requirements and data for building the appropriate solution. If given the opportunity in the future to work with Clint, I would sprint versus walk.
Jacob McDanielSr. Experience Designer at HomeAwayJacob worked with Clint, but at different companies
Naithan Jones
Clint worked as an consulting engineer on the initial build of my first venture backed product. Thoughtful and pragmatic engineer with advanced understanding of how to scale code for future usability and performance. One of the strongest engineers I know and a great all around person to boot. Would highly recommend Clint.
Naithan JonesPartner at Andreessen HorowitzNaithan worked with Clint but at different companies
David Cacioppo
Clint delivers on what he says he will and brings great ideas to the table. If you get the opportunity to work with Clint, bring him in early in the concept phase of your project. Odds are, he will have input that makes your project better.
David CacioppoPresident/CEO of emfluenceDavid was a client of Clint's
Scott Ackerson
Clint Hall embodies all that is web. His code, ideas and passion for all things web extend past his professional career into his social and personal life. He is un-conventional only in the fact that he is ahead of the thought leadership and natural curve of web developers. He also has a certain social adeptness that garners many opportunities for him and those around him.
Scott AckersonVice President at Cerner CorporationScott managed Clint directly at Cerner
Bo Fishback
Clint is a great guy to work with. He's a sharp, curious, problem solver and has both a deep knowledge base to draw from and an impressive capacity to learn quickly and apply new skills. I've had the chance to work with him on multiple occasions at multiple different companies and have been impressed at every turn.
Bo FishbackCEO of Zaarly, IncBo worked with Clint, but at different companies

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