Emmett studied Computer Science and Music Technology at New York University, where he received his BAchelor's degree. He began his software career as an engineering intern, first at Parse.ly and then at Vimeo, where he collaborated on the video player, REST API, and internal services. Emmett is also a dedicated video game programmer and designer. He enjoys writing, reading, and using free and open source software, especially when it's written in Python. In his spare time, Emmett practices his Magic: the Gathering skills and reads early 2000s video game strategy guides.