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Sports Reference Welcomes David Corby and Hans Van Slooten to Our Staff

Posted by admin on November 7, 2013

Sports Reference has hired two new web developers/engineers/programmers to their burgeoning staff of now five.

David Corby joined us the last week of October and thus far has been shepherding the NBA and College Basketball sites. (Yes, we did give him a lot of time to get settled.) He is a UVA grad who worked in commercial operations at JetBlue. He's a largely self-taught developer with a wide range of development work. David once played against David Wright in a HS baseball game, and he went 4-4 with 4 doubles (Wright did, that is). He is largely a New York fan -- especially a Yankees fan, which proves we stand by our company policy that we don't discriminate on the basis of sports franchise affinity.

Hans Van Slooten (@cantpitch) will be joining us in December, working out of our newly-established Minneapolis branch, coincidentally located in Hans' home (note we do not offer company tours at this branch). Hans will be working on the hockey site and number of new projects/items from our wish list that we previously haven't had the bandwidth to work on. He joins us from OLSON (where he was a technical director) and, previous to that, comScore. He's a Twins and Vikings fan and will also help me source locally produced lefse and lutefisk for the Sports-Reference Christmas party.

5 Responses to “Sports Reference Welcomes David Corby and Hans Van Slooten to Our Staff”

  1. Mask Of Winters Says:


    Yes, I felt an ordinary "Welcome" just wouldn't be good enough :-)

  2. Chase Says:

    Congrats and welcome!

  3. Mike Says:

    I'd be happy to help open a Chicago branch - company tours included!

  4. Greg Ralls Says:

    Welcome, guys! I'm especially looking forward to the hockey work by Mr. Van Slooten (with no offense intended towards Mr. Corby). I'm a hockey fan first & foremost.

  5. Terry Says:

    You can trust a Minnesota Dutchman to not pilfer the Norwegian "delicacies". Welcome aboard, guys!