John West (@john_s_west) is a growth developer at Quartz. Before working with the product team, he was Quartz's senior ad engineer. John graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in philosophy and historical performance. When not making things with code for Quartz, he makes Baroque and contemporary music with the recorder and the harpsichord. He's obsessed with how to tell stories—web-native and otherwise—in the digital age.