Jerek (Jerek) Dain <Software Engineering Manager / Occasional Designer>
Jerek has been doing design and development across Fanbyte sites since 2007, such as designing the charts, tooltips, and filters on the original LolKing, working on a Thottbot redesign that never saw the light of day, and working quite a bit on the WoW Allakhazam site. After a number of small contributions working with Skosiris early on he transitioned to Wowhead full time, eventually becoming the Lead Developer. Some of his favorite early projects were rushing to get the MoP talent calculator live before BlizzCon 2011 ended, the battle pet area and pages revamp, the new profiler, Hearthhead tools, and the Favorites system (Click the stars next to titles on database pages!). He loves learning new programming languages and tools, and making things "pixel perfect".
Jerek has been playing World of Warcraft since the original beta in 2004 and has every collector's edition. He loves to keep switching his main character to top DPS charts, tank, and heal on multiple classes, and leveling multiple warriors (3 different ones to cap, back when that wasn't easy!). He's also a big fan of puzzle games, Diablo 2, Alpha Centauri, Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, and Oxygen Not Included. In his spare time he customizes everything, starts more projects than he can complete, listens to tons of audiobooks and podcasts while gaming, and practices his Japanese. Jerek co-lead the raid team Inconclusive/Dark on Proudmoore in Classic and early Burning Crusade, and raided with Edamame Enterprise in Convert to Raid during Mists and Draenor.
- Twitter: @jerekdain
- Martial art: Kenjutsu
- Favorite book series: A Song of Ice and Fire
- Favorite gaming moment: Leading my raid guild to down Vaelastrasz, known as "the guild destroyer" because of guilds that broke up over never getting past him.
- Still remembers Shattered Galaxy.
- In-game item: Jerek's Intractable Barrier