Scott Sorensen

Scott Sorensen has served as Chief Technology Officer of 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, 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. to Present at Upcoming Tech Conferences in New York City

Posted by Scott Sorensen on October 28, 2013 in Big Data, DNA, Technology Conferences

At we face all sorts of exciting technology challenges to grow our business and support the company’s mission of helping everyone discover, preserve, and share their family history. This week, I’m excited to share some of the learnings we’ve had along the way in leveraging our data to help users make more meaningful discoveries Read More

A Fast 11 Years at Billions of Historic Records, Millions of Customers and A Boat-Load of Code Later

Posted by Scott Sorensen on June 3, 2013 in Analytics, Big Data, Inside our Offices, Machine Learning

I joined as a developer in June 2002 – exactly 11 years ago – just as was inventing the family tree technology that differentiates us today. The last 11 years have flown by as our team innovates against the constant challenge of improving our unique and dedicated community’s experience. Looking back over that Read More

Welcome to the Tech Roots Blog

Posted by Scott Sorensen on March 14, 2013 in Inside our Offices

When people think of the first thing that comes to mind might not be technology. But is a really great technology company. Our engineers are working on some very interesting technical challenges and solving a range of complex problems. This new blog will be written by engineers for engineers and will focus on Read More