Phil Kasiecki is a versatile software engineer, writer, businessman, influencer and lifelong learner.
A software engineer with diverse experience that includes software development tools, embedded systems, device drivers and diagnostics, Phil improves existing software through refactoring, code conversions and applying changes and/or bug fixes used elsewhere in a code base. Phil has also thrived in non-technical aspects such as documentation or presenting a new development to a group of people. A versatile team player and quick learner who works well with others, he has worked in both big companies and small, and has interacted directly with customers and other stakeholders to understand and resolve technical and non-technical issues of concern.
An active participant in the tech community in Boston, Phil has been a frequent attendee of the Embedded Systems Conference and several other technical conferences, and has also attended meetings with organizations such as IEEE and Boston Linux User Group. Since graduating from Northeastern, Phil has enhanced his education via a number of courses at schools like NU and UMass-Lowell, as well as the IEEE Boston Section.
Phil is also the President and Director of Basketball Operations for Hoopville Media Services, LLC, the parent company of Hoopville. He has been with Hoopville since the first season of the site, and became Managing Editor in 2005 before becoming owner in 2010. During his time with Hoopville, Phil has also been a regular contributor to CSTV.com and the New England Recruiting Report, as well as web sites on the Rivals.com network, notably Eagle Action and the UConn Report. Previously, Phil contributed to About College Basketball (About.com) and Talkinghoops.com.
Few people see as much basketball or are exposed to the many players in the game as Phil is. For five straight seasons from 2008-09 to 2012-13, he covered at least 100 Division I college basketball games, in addition to many high school games, and he accomplished that feat in 2006-07 as well. His coverage has taken him to in-season tournaments like the Charleston Classic, Hall of Fame Tip-Off, NIT Season Tip-Off and Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, as well as conference tournaments such as the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Ten, Colonial Athletic Association, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley Conference and Patriot League. He has covered many big high school events as well, from the Jordan Classic to the ABCD Camp and Nike Peach Jam. He also covered the 2003 NBA Draft, which featured a star-studded class headlined by Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.
The variety and depth of coverage Phil provides led to him being included by the Sporting News on its list of the Top 140 College Basketball Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2014-15 and 2015-16.