Hi! I'm a software engineer currently located in San Diego (moving to the Bay Area soon).
By trade, I work on applications that deal with a lot of data; by vocation I study mathematics and philosophy. My studies have specifically trained my mind for:
I have experience in application architecture, databases, and other data-heavy
systems. If your business can appreciate any of the above, then email
You probably also want to check out my projects page.
2018 - present
Hero is a media company in L.A. On a part-time basis, I'm developing their mobile and web apps, which is like Netflix for comic books. Instead of movies there is a comic book player, which overlays music according to the page of the comic you're on and guides you through the story. This is alpha stage currently, but will go live later in 2019. Written in all Haskell using Miso (which is an awesome front-end framework, in my experience).
2018 - 2019
UE.co provides car- and home-insurance sales leads to a country-wide network of salespeople. I was responsible for developing a few data pipelines for use in their next-gen platform. The service would fetch leads from external providers or accept a CSV upload of lead data, scrub the data through half-a-dozen internal services, and deliver the end result to a front-end application which allowed the salesperson to save the list of leads for later. My services were written in Haskell and designed to be highly concurrent, handling something like 60k-70k leads per minute. The bottlenecks ended up being the insert operation into Amazon Redshift, and the third-party APIs.
2015 - 2018
I designed and implemented a distributed, streaming, immutable, event-sourced cloud database for semi-structured enterprise data, plus a few AI-based microservices for extracting structured intel out of the semi-structured streams of data in our database. The business goal is to flexibly extract intelligible data from customers' data banks. Everything was done in Clojure, on a private cloud infrastructure with Docker containers as deployable microservices.
I wrote services and UIs for creating and running hardware tests on all of Thermo Fisher's equipment. The application allowed field technicians to collaborate on custom diagnostic tests for each instrument, connect to any instrument on the network, run tests remotely or on-site, etc. The end product is deployed as a Docker container onto mostly Windows machines used by Thermo Fisher technicians.
As a full-stack developer, I was responsible for the DevOps workflow on AWS and legacy servers, setting up and doing deployments, diagnosing and fixing bugs, managing a git workflow between in-office and remote developers, and coding new features on both the frontend and backend.
2014 - 2016
With a biomedical engineer partner, I developed an open source, low cost, portable blood analysis platform. Our goal was to be the “Arduino of biotech”. All development was done on GitHub. Unfortunately the project was cut short because protein reagents are expensive and I was a college student.
2014 - 2015
Taught data science and full-stack web development with Python to new and intermediate students. I also helped develop their curriculum by writing tutorials and exercises for each of the courses I taught.
2012 - 2013
An RIT sponsored startup project that lasted for about a year, in which we developed novel headgear padding for athletes. My main role was in guiding the scientific research, while solely managing the fundraising (grants and private investment). In a 4-person team, we developed an algorithm for optimizing our custom padding to a specific position within a specific sport. Patent concerns made us shut down this part of the project. We then prototyped and programmed an accelerometer to be housed inside a helmet and signal to the athlete the severity of an impact. Reebok released their CheckLight product before we finished developing, and so scooped the market. All algorithm programming was done in Matlab.
2012 - 2014
As a freelance developer, I created two ecommerce systems in PHP, a ClojureScript front-end website to be used as a landing page, and worked on an e-magazine site for a local Rochester magazine.