About Scott Sorensen

Scott Sorensen has served as Chief Technology Officer of Ancestry.com since April 2013. Scott has been at the company since June 2002 and has held multiple positions including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Search and Vice President of Commerce. Prior to joining Ancestry.com, Scott was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering and then President at Coresoft Technologies. Scott was an engineering manager at WordPerfect / Novell and a software engineer at IBM. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Past Articles

Distributed Denial of Service Attack Neutralized

Posted on June 17, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. We want to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused… Read more

New Year Update from Scott Sorensen

Posted on January 14, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

  We increased our focus around our technology performance in the middle of last year, a journey that has our tech teams working very hard to improve our systems so we can provide a good site experience for our customers. We’ve made a lot of progress in this area and the performance of our site… Read more

An Update from Scott Sorensen – Chief Technology Officer

Posted on October 7, 2013 in Site Status

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve provided you with an update on our site performance, so I wanted to take a step away from working with our team on our site to tell you about what we’ve been up to behind the scenes. As I mentioned in my last post, the amount of data… Read more

A Message from Scott Sorensen – Chief Technology Officer

Posted on August 31, 2013 in Site Status

We understand the recent site issues have caused disruptions in service to you, our loyal customers. Given that a number of members have asked for more details about the problems we’ve been experiencing recently, I wanted to write a note to all our members to give you an update. First, let me emphasize that we… Read more