Riley Tomasek LogoRiley Tomasek


I make simple, focused and beautiful things, that make people happy.


I live in New York, with my wonderful wife and our dog. I have worked as a software engineer for multiple companies in New York City, San Francisco and Vancouver over the last five years. Before that, I studied mathematics and computer science at The University of British Columbia.

I am excited by simple, elegant and beautiful things. I'm particularly fond of food, music, stereos, clothing, furniture and software, and am very aware of what I consume, own and use.

You can find my work history on my resume.


Everyone spends so much time eating — why not enjoy it? I don't eat food I'm not excited about.

I love cooking food for friends, family and myself. It's a nice contrast to writing software because it produces a physical product that you get to enjoy with others. You can see pictures of my cooking on Instagram.

Some of my favorite meals have been at Pujol, L'Abattoir, Nicli Antica, Paulie Gee's, Sushi Nakawaza, momofuku, Cosme, Contra, Sweet Chick and Eleven Madison Park.


I listen to a lot of music, all the time, all different kinds. Good music deserves good speakers, and good headphones. There is something special about both vinyl and Spotify.

I'm always looking for new music, so I made Amplitude to help me find it, Rediscover to assure I discover it and to remember it.