In the beginning, computers were only for calculating. But steadily they've increasingly been involved with the important workflows that make up our everyday lives (ie. socializing, shopping, banking, learning, creating art, wasting time, etc). Humankind has augmented itself with things like notifications, recommendation engines, and realtime messaging. It's changed our identity and what we expect of ourselves,
In the beginning, computers were only for calculating. But steadily they've increasingly been involved with the important workflows that make up our everyday lives (ie. socializing, shopping, banking, learning, creating art, wasting time, etc). Humankind has augmented itself with things like notifications, recommendation engines, and realtime messaging. It's changed our identity and what we expect of ourselves, and it would take serious effort on society's part to reverse this process. My goal is to equip myself with the technical chops and perspective to be involved with shaping this frontier.
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Specialties: Full stack web-development, informed by a healthy understanding of algorithms
UI/UX design, internet citizenry
Founder @ Showgoers is currently the simplest and easiest way to watch Netflix with friends online. We're building it to be more generally an open-ended community for shared watching of movies and shows with friends and also other community members who share your taste.
We've been covered by CNN Money, Life Hacker, Engadget, Kottke, Daily Mail, Business Insider and more. From July 2015 to Present (4 months) SFCreator @ Showgoers is a Chrome browser extension to synchronize your Netflix player with someone else so that you can co-watch the same movie on different computers with no hassle. Syncing up your player is as easy as sharing a URL.
When using Showgoers, clicking play/pause or seeking to a specific spot in the movie will now send out a ping that causes your friend's browser to do the same thing. With your Netflix players automatically synced, you can focus on just sharing the experience together. From April 2015 to Present (7 months) http://showgoers.tvSenior Software Engineer @ Evidence-based online mental health programs delivered straight to your iPhone. We've partnered research teams at Stanford, University of Washington, and over 40 other schools and universities to hone our product and demonstrate that the programs are resulting in measurable reduction in symptoms.
Was the first engineering hire at Lantern. I was solely responsible for writing the iPhone app from scratch as well as getting it pushed through the app review process, all while meeting tight deadlines. I also contributed largely to the mental health assessment (written in angular JS) that we use to help users decide whether joining one of our programs would be helpful for them. Lastly, I contributed significantly to the design and implementation of our backend for our session rendering engine, (written in Ruby on Rails) which creates new content for users based on their previous responses.
My first year I worked on the backend team which was responsible for the daily fetching and processing of the gigabytes of property data that ultimately made up the over 5 millions of listings we offered.
Later I worked on a two-person team on a sister site called AutoList doing full-stack dev, which is now a four-person team and still growing. During my time at AutoList, I spent my time working on keeping our Solr search server returning responses in the sub 300ms range, while always adding new fresh listings to the index (typically over 5 million at any time). I also was a part of overhauling the entire look and feel of the site.
Ruby, Rails, Heroku, rabbitmq, Solr search server (for full-text search), backbone.js, Jenkins CI From April 2012 to December 2013 (1 year 9 months) San FranciscoSoftware Developer @ -- Was a part of a 5 member team that built a prototype that secured a 14 million dollar contract over 3 years for Discrete Event Simulation software to model the US Army’s entire equipment supply and demand for 10 year horizon
-- Wrote ETL code for tables larger than 8 million rows
-- Designed and coded screens to visualize and modify data models mimicking the army’s decentralized and bureaucratic workflows for planning equipment sourcing
-- Initiated company-wide effort to tackle memory leaks in Silverlight client application
-- Pointed out various security flaws in data layer of production server that would allow session hijacking and database access
UI/UX design, Silverlight, XAML, C#, WCF web services, Transact SQL, asynchronous queries From October 2010 to November 2012 (2 years 2 months) Product Designer, Social Media Strategy @ -- Developed with the CEO a strategy for adding social sharing elements to the company’s website for sending free SMS messages
-- Presented vision at Startup City Bangalore 2010 on behalf of 160by2 and won Best Mobile Startup
-- Prototyped code to robustly and performantly detect near-duplicate SMS messages based on high entropy keywords (python)
-- Modernized site layout and navigation structure for site with 12 million registered users
IDL, Java, SWT, Ruby, Asterisk VOIP server From May 2007 to August 2007 (4 months) Software Engineering Summer Intern @ Added features to the in-house software used to organize and process the vast number of paint formulas that are in development. From May 2006 to August 2007 (1 year 4 months) Undergraduate Research @ -- Ran statistical models, initiated automated data cleaning practices (using python, SPSS)
-- Independently designed and implemented a 4 week longitudinal study with 104 participants with custom-made automated e-mail reminder system
--Wrote IRB proposal for research on human subjects and was awarded approval From May 2006 to August 2006 (4 months)
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