hi, i'm keith!

Just a queer web developer living in San Francisco. I spend my time eating 🍕🌯, traveling to far off places 📷, playing video/board games 🎮, emojis 💖 🧜🏼‍♂️ and creating fun things with gifs.

I’m most passionate about projects that serve the underserved. That has manifested itself in working on community projects for queer youth, building healthcare.gov and decreasing the burden of applying for government benefits (medicare/medicaid/SNAP).

Now

Leading an engineering team at Nava, a public benefit corporation creating software that helps government create simple and accessible services for everyone. That sounds like a bunch of jargon but it means I've been fortunate enough to lead a diverse team of talented engineers and designers building tools for government to better serve everyone. We're primarily focused on services that improve the social safety net.

My team is building the next generation insurance application on healthcare.gov, working with our partners in the government to make something that anyone can use.

Before

Was a Code for America fellow, working with the New York City Mayor's Office of Operations. Conducted research and built tools for social workers to better understand and help their clients. Launched open source projects like CityBook for cities to better organize their resources.

Founded a company building online social games and safe spaces for queer youth.

Social

🐦 twitter @keithkurson

📝 blog @keithkurson

💻 github @keithk

📸 instagram @keithk

Side Projects

🐶 Subeta: One of the largest virtual pet sites on the internet, founded by me over 10 years ago 💖. With over 100,000 currently active users, it continues to be the second most popular virtual pet site on the internet today.

🖌️ Charahub: Site with over 250,000 users uploading their art and creative writing.