Projects

  • Belly, Product Lead & Front-End Engineer

    July 2013 – May 2016

    • Product Lead & Senior Front-End Engineer on a variety of mobile, growth/marketing (A/B testing, inbound lead gen, data analytics, churn), SMB, and email products.
    • Built things with React Native, Angular.JS, Backbone.JS, SASS, coffeescript, and ES6.

    Posts: React Native App, iBeacon Demo, Email Testing, Canvas Hacking

  • TicketFire, Co-Founder

    Sept 2012 – Jan 2014

    • iPhone app that scans paper event tickets into your phone. Patent pending.

    Links: TicketFire Site, TechCrunch Article

  • Acceptd, Technical Lead

    April 2012 – Present

    • Technical Lead for Acceptd, a platform that manages the student application process for over 120 Fine Arts programs, including Juilliard.
    • Built with Backbone.JS, CakePHP, FFmpeg, and Twitter Bootstrap.

    Links: Acceptd Site

  • Dryer Bro, Co-Creator

    April 2011

    • iPhone app built for CSE 772 at Ohio State that alerts you when your laundry is done.
    • Responsible for iPhone app development and design, marketing website, and Twilio Integration.

    Links: TechCrunch, MIT Tech Review, Download

  • Hacker Follow, Co-Creator

    October 2010

    • Follow Hacker News users’ posts and comments.
    • Built in 8 hours with @gilbert.
  • ItsThisForThat, Co-Creator

    August 2010

    • A satirical site which generates startup pitches.

    Press: WSJ 1, WSJ 2, TechCrunch, MIT Tech Review, CNET, FastCompany, ProgrammableWeb

  • Browse For A Cause, Founder

    March 2009 – Present

    • Donates to charity when you shop online.
    • Did all web programming, design, browser plugins, and PR outreach.

    Press: Lifehacker, Mashable, TechCrunch

  • Cloudera, Intern and Lead Web Engineer

    June 2009 – May 2011

    • I managed the frontend and backend of Cloudera’s website. Wrote a custom CMS on top of WordPress and manage ongoing conversion funnel optimizations.
    • Worked on Cloudera Enterprise and helped build GUI for Hadoop clusters using Django and MooTools.
  • AppLoop, Co-Founder

    March 2008 – January 2009

    • Wrote analytics and location-based ad platform for iPhone applications.
    • Created iPhone Application generator to convert RSS feeds into an app.

    Press: Wired, TechCrunch 1, TechCrunch 2, TUAW, ReadWriteWeb

  • ShareThis, Engineer

    February 2007 – August 2007

    • Part-time software engineer while in high school.
    • Worked on original browser plugins, wordpress plugin, JS sharing widgets, and website.
  • TinyLoad, Founder

    March 2006 – February 2008

    • A file distribution network which mirrors uploads on several other upload websites (MediaFire, Megaupload, Rapidshare, etc) using Amazon EC2.

    Press: Mashable 1, Mashable 2

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