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Jay Dolan

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Summary

Hi, I'm Jay. I’m a pragmatic technical leader with a people-first approach to building innovative digital experiences. Over the course of my career, I've been a part of nearly every size and shape of project team you can imagine, in nearly every industry, and I've played many roles. In this time, I've learned that the most valuable and impactful thing you can build is not a product, but a team. This is my mission at Cantina.

Notable projects I’ve been a part of include SyncThink's Android-based VR concussion detection platform EYE-SYNC, Vista Higher Learning’s Maestro Chat real-time video language learning platform, the award-winning FundVisualizer for Putnam Investments, and Harvard University’s Campus Services website redesign.

Favorite Quote

The key to building a correct software system is to have an even number of sign errors.

Other Fun Facts

For the past eight years, I’ve volunteered at, fundraised for and ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There’s no cause closer to my heart. In my free time, I’ve also produced a handful of open source software projects, including ObjectivelyMVC, a user interface and interaction framework for video games, and Quetoo, a first-person shooter based on the legendary Quake series. The game has been greenlit on Valve’s Steam platform and is available for PC, Mac, and Linux.

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