Brian Yu


I’m Brian, a Software Engineer at Automattic. I graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in computer science and linguistics and from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2021 with a master’s degree in technology, innovation, and education.

Before joining Automattic, I worked at Harvard as a Senior Preceptor in computer science, where I created courses focusing on artificial intelligence and web programming, I have also been a course head for CS50, Harvard’s introductory course in computer science, and a co-instructor for CS51, Harvard’s course on abstraction and design in computing. I’ve worked previously at Palantir and the National Speech and Debate Association.

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Spanning Tree

Spanning Tree is a collection of educational videos I've written and animated on topics in computer science and mathematics.


Classroometrics is a live classroom feedback tool. Teachers can get anonymous feedback from students in the form of reactions and questions.


Tenacity is an interactive game designed to help students practice principles of programming and computational thinking. No programming experience required.

Jeopardy Player

Jeopardy Player is a web application for playing custom games of Jeopardy. Import your clues and Jeopardy Player will present your game while keeping track of scores.


Holyoke is a macOS, iPadOS, and iOS application for viewing, editing, and analyzing chess games.

And see my GitHub profile for other projects I’ve created or worked on.