Software Development Leader
Since 2000, John Celenza has played a key role in the development and the execution of providing weather data here at Weather Underground. John hails from Syracuse, New York; where heavy snowstorms and summer thunderstorms were the norm. After earning his Bachelor's in Meteorology from Penn State University, John joined the Weather Underground team as a meteorological software developer. John has since become the Software Development Leader where he leads the development team in the design and implementation of weather technology projects. John has made many contributions to the success of the website, but some of his greatest achievements at Weather Underground are: the development of a real-time radar API that produces radar images from live radar data, the development and launch of the Personal Weather Station project which has since resulted in a network of 20,000 plus stations around the world, and the development of the WunderPhotos feature which now boasts over 1.3 million weather photos from around the globe. And don't forget to check out John on the Wunder Weather Tech radio show he hosts weekly and is streamed live from wunderground.com. Among John's many other accolades is his recent graduation from Stanford University with a Masters of Science in Computer Science, his membership in the American Meteorological Society, and his title of Undergraduate Student Marshal of the Penn State College of Earth and Sciences Class of 2000. Nowadays when John isn't backpacking in the Sierras or playing the cello he's spending time with his 2-year old daughter Julia and his husband Brendan.