Jason Harmon

CTO at Stoplight

My work is completely selfish — and I mean that in the best way possible.

There's a precedent for selfishness being a driving force in tech innovation. Many of the innovations that have a positive impact on our lives are born of annoyance and frustration — from people trying to permanently solve a problem or glitch that they have already fixed many times before.

And I can relate. I've spent the last decade focused on APIs and solving API problems, fixing many of the same problems over and over again. Not too long ago, I was given a unique opportunity: to move into a leadership role where I could solve those problems permanently and at scale — and help thousands of people avoid some of the headaches I've had to deal with.

As the CTO at Stoplight, I lead a talented team that's developing tools to solve the software industry's API design problems. And I find it incredibly gratifying to know that so many other people are benefitting from my experiences.