Jay Varner

Lead Software Engineer

About Jay

ECDS Areas of Expertise

Areas of Interest

  • Accessibility
  • Atlanta United
  • Bicycle commuting
  • Data visualization
  • Hand tool woodworking
  • International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)
  • Open source software
  • User experience research
  • Web-based mapping platforms


As a software engineer at ECDS, Jay takes the great ideas from the Emory community and turn them into code.

Primarily working in Ruby, Python, and JavaScript, he strives to develop usable and accessible applications to aid and showcase scholarly research. He enjoys creating new ways for people to interact with old stuff.


  • MS, User Experience Design | Kent State University
  • BS, Political Science | Georgia State University