Spencer Kimball ’96 is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and business executive. He is the CEO of Cockroach Labs, a company he co-founded in 2014. His work as a programmer includes creating GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) while still in college and assisting the source code development of CockroachDB, the namesake software of Cockroach Labs. In addition to Cockroach Labs, Kimball cut his teeth on databases during the dot com heyday and had a front-row seat at Google for a decade’s worth of their evolution. He was involved in the founding of other tech startups including WeGo and Viewfinder. Kimball attended the University of California at Berkeley. While still a student in 1995, he developed the first version of GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) as a class project, along with his roommate. Kimball was also a member of a student club at Berkeley called the eXperimental Computing Facility (XCF).