Earlier, I graduated
Earlier, I graduated from Wharton but instead of a finance/consulting job, I moved to Austin, TX, and for 4 years, where I wrote, performed, produced, mixed, and taught music professionally.
Software Engineer @ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) San Francisco Bay AreaHacker in Residence @ I work on the curriculum and engineering team. Which means I build internal software, and improve the curriculum that our awesome students learn from. I also do code reviews for incoming students. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaContract Software Engineer @ I built a custom skinned interactive video player, similar in functionality to Udacity or Coursera. It allows teachers to upload YouTube content, and embed quizzes, short answers, time marks, and other functions into the video's timeline. I worked with Versal's SDK and built it with Backbone.js, Require.js, and the YouTube API. From November 2013 to November 2013 (1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaFounder @ I started an in-person music lessons business from scratch. Founded in 2011, we won Austin Family Magainze's Favorite Place to Learn Music in 2012. While building it out, I also created a better music notation system (www.hummingbirdnotation.com) that's received tens of thousands of downloads, and makes it vastly easier to read music. We also built and tested an iPad app for learning music. From July 2011 to August 2013 (2 years 2 months) Austin, Texas AreaKeyboardist @ I played, taught, wrote, mixed and produced music for my living. From September 2009 to August 2013 (4 years) Freelance Keyboardist @ I played, wrote, recorded, and performed music as a serious hobby (and side profession), booking many weddings, parties, etc. as well as writing and playing for the Penn Jazz Combos, and for Satellite Heights (www.myspace.com/satelliteheights), and working in a recording studio for a summer. Basically I did what I do now, just on the side. From May 2006 to August 2009 (3 years 4 months) Consultant @ Worked with Philadelphia area small businesses to help them grow and improve.
-Poured over data for a struggling dance company to help them understand where and why they were losing money. Then interviewed real customers to help them change their pricing and payment plans to be more attractive, and stay profitable.
-Did cost accounting for a tea cafe, helping them better understand the true costs of each area of their business.
-Created pitch decks for a lumber tech company as they prepared to get investors. From May 2008 to August 2008 (4 months)