My skills as a software engineer offer me a wide range of job possibilities in nearly every industry, but I don’t want just any job. I want to go to work every day knowing that I help people with what is most important—their relationships with other people. Creating great technology and slick products is great, but helping people connect with one another truly satisfies me. Many want to connect with those who have already died. Billions of records have been indexed and can help people discover their ancestry. Making these records accessible to everybody is a fun and challenging problem—one that my employer, Ancestry.com, and organizations like FamilySearch tackle daily. Genealogy is the world’s hobby, and connecting people with their ancestors is a worthy cause. I appreciate the efforts of developers all over the world who work on the technology that makes sharing these records as simple and cheap as possible. Technology truly can increase our capability to change the world and to bring everyone together. The human family is large. We all share a history, and I am proud to be a part of helping us discover that history.