Eric Peterson creates software and music, usually on computers. Sometimes in real life.

Photo by Tony Mihovilovich



  • Currently: focused on Backstage, an open source developer portal platform.
  • Co-founder at Automaton, a QA automation platform for SaaS and marketing technology.
  • 8 years at Tableau in Seattle: Director, Marketing Engineering. Responsible for web, data, and QA engineering.
  • First introduced to open source software through Drupal at the Open Media Foundation
  • Formal education at the University of Denver: dual degree B.S. Computer Science, B.A. Digital Media. Most influential course: Unix Tools
  • One of those people who got started back in the Geocities days. Proud MySpace CSS hacker.