After a decade of being a superfan, I joined GitHub in 2017 as a senior software developer. I work on the Site team, which focuses on aspects of GitHub that touch potential users and new users, helping them have a great first experience with GitHub.
IDEO is a global design consulting firm that applies design thinking to physical products, services, environments, and digital experiences.
I joined IDEO to build and scale IDEO Creative Difference, a data driven tool to help organizations become more innovative and adaptive based on IDEO's design research.
Our work was covered by Fast Company. You can spot me "working" in the group photo (I'm in the backwards hat =).
Flow Kana 2016
Flow Kana is a California-based small batch cannabis brand powered by sustainable farmers. Flow Kana is offered to socially conscious, quality oriented consumers through dispensaries and direct-to-consumer delivery.
I worked with Flow Kana's founders to scale the product and engineering teams. I revamped roadmapping and sprint practices, increased engineering rigor, reliability, and test coverage.
I also ran successful hiring processes for Product and Engineering leadership roles.
Josephine was a community marketplace that empowered cooks to run a small business from their home selling meals to their community. Over the course of 4 years, we helped food entrepreneurs across the country sell over 100,000 home cooked meals to their neighbors, friends, and community members.
I was the company's technical co-founder, taking on all aspects of product development as we got the business off the ground, including brand, product design, and software development. As the business grew, my focus shifted to leadership. I developed the product roadmap, recruited developers and designers, and established the culture for our product and engineering practices as Head of Product and CTO.
Josephine shut down in late 2017 after 4 years of operation, over 100,000 meals sold, and a strong community following due to repeated challenges with food regulations. Despite closing our doors we left behind a legacy of responsible business, economic empowerment, and human centered technology. In 2018 members of our team succeeding in bringing in a new law in California to support the sale of home cooked food for entrepeneurs. You can read more about our journey in The Atlantic, SF Chronicle, NPR, and VICE.
I also served on hackNY's Board of Directors for 4 years alongside professors from NYU, Columbia, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon.
New York University 2007
I spent 3 years working for NYU's College of Arts and Science and Stern School of Finance.
At Stern, I was the front-end lead for http://vlab.stern.nyu.eduVlab, an tool for financial volatility analysis built under Nobel recipient Robert Engle.
At CAS, I designed, built and maintained several web sites for NYU's College of Arts and Sciences and performed various system administrator tasks.
The Great Cornholio 1997
This web site is where it all began – a lifelong obsession with computers and putting things online. I made it in junior high and rediscovered it through the amazing Internet Archive. The site was hosted on AOL Hometown.
To this day I'm proud of the old school gifs, horrible HTML, and my sweet sweet braces.