Stephen James Weber (They/Them)

Stephen is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where they received a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as part of the first graduating class from the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI).

During their five years at Drexel, they served as Head of Special Projects at Drexel TechServ and was Vice President their Senior year.

Their internships included Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Accenture Australia.

Their team’s Senior Design project was awarded Second Place at the first Annual CCI Senior Design Challenge.

Stephen’s operating system of choice is macOS, but they have run every version of Windows since Windows 95 (yes, even ME and Vista). Stephen has previously worked with several versions of Linux, including OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Fedora. For work on the go, Stephen uses an iPhone 13 and iPad Pro.

Stephen hardly flies (but does hold a passport) and instead prefers to travel via Amtrak. In the rare occasion Stephen does fly, Stephen’s airline of choice is Delta, especially when it’s the Airbus fleet.

While Stephen was in Melbourne and Philadelphia, they could often been found volunteering on the tram network. At age 22, they learned how to ride a bike in two hours at the Indego preview event and led the initial ride to The Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch.

Stephen currently lives in Portland, OR where they go by Portland Streetcar and bike. Lives with their cat, Jiji.

In a nutshell: Geek, otaku, and public transit advocate. Knows where their coffee is.

For Stephen’s professional profile, please visit their LinkedIn or visit the Resumé page.

Work History:

Currently Works At:

Current Freelance Work:

Current Volunteer Work:

Previously Worked At:

Hobbies, Habits, and Play:

  • Mostly reads manga from the library, but has checked out plenty of other things too.
  • Owns so many books, they have to inventory them to prevent getting duplicates. (Over 1,930 books as of March 2024.)
  • Spends most of their time on the Internet on Crunchyroll, Mastodon, Instagram, and Discord.
  • Games on a Playstation 5 and iPad Pro.
  • Primarily streams content from NHK World, Reuters TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE.
  • Hobbies include: Beta testing, web development, music, anime, manga, coffee, riding public transit (including all of SEPTA’s Regional Rail), and elevators (yes, for real).
  • Interests include: public transport, smart home automation, augmented reality, machine learning, voice acting, and Japan. Just to name a few.
  • Checks in via Swarm/Foursquare, where they are a Level 4 Super User.
  • Finds their way while driving via Apple Maps.
  • Reviews venues and shares photos on Google Maps, where they are a Level 7 Local Guide.
  • Frequently shops at: J-Box, CD Japan, Sony, Apple, Kinokuniya, Powell’s Books, and IKEA (so many BILLY shelves…)
  • Frequently drinks at: Meadowrue, Less & More Coffee, Behind The Museum Café, Nossa Familia, and Capital One Café.
  • Prefers a medium roasted coffee. Stephen’s current coffee drink of choice is Less & More’s Tiramisu Latte. At home, they frequently make a Flat White with their espresso machine, a Breville Barista Touch.
  • Their sake of choice is the Watari Bune 55 with Naginata in a close second (Yes, it really is the best sake brewed outside of Japan.)
  • Doesn’t currently have a red wine of choice because Oregon makes too many really good Pinot Noirs.
  • Their white wine of choice is Willamette Valley Vineyards’ Riesling.
  • Goes by Portland Streetcar and bike in Portland, both via BIKETOWN and their own bike, an Opus Zermatt. Always taps their custom Hop card.
  • At home, Stephen’s headphones of choice are Sony’s MDR-Z1R. At the office and on Amtrak, they’re Sony’s WH-1000XM4. For on the go, Stephen uses Sony’s WF-1000XM3.
  • While Stephen’s primary camera is now their iPhone (it’s just the easiest to have on hand), they also shoot photos with their Alpha 6300 and video on their Alpha ZV-E10.
  • Their home microphone is a Shure SM7B and camera microphone is a Sony ECM-LV1.
  • Stephen’s pen of choice is the Platinum PTL-20000H-24F.
  • Their pencil of choice is the PRO-USE 171 (MSDA-1500B).
  • Their notebook of choice is Midori’s MD Note line. Traveler’s Company (previously a Midori brand) comes in a very close second.
  • Always knows where their coffee is.

Proud Supporter Of:

  • The anime industry through their subscriptions to Crunchyroll since 2010 (including a legacy Funimation subscription), HIDIVE since 2023, and too many Kickstarter campaigns to list off here. Stephen has previously done some subtitling work for anime.
  • Portland Streetcar where they are the Chair of The Friends of the Portland Streetcar, and a former member of the Streetcar Advisory Committee prior to its conclusion in September 2019.
  • The Multnomah County Library.
  • All Classical Portland as a Sustaining Donor.
  • The Portland Japanese Garden as a Gateway Member and Evergreen Patron.
  • The Lan Su Chinese Garden.
  • Local businesses in their home district of South Portland and all of Portland.

Profiles Around The Web:

You can see some of the things Stephen has worked on by visiting the Projects page.
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