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Recent Projects

Modal and Tweets Demo   It started as a modal demo, but now it demos many other features, among which are composing tweets and like/unlike button. ( git )
FlipCover   is a CSS/JS mixin for styling social media links. ( git )
CSS Demos   demonstrating some CSS tricks: rotation, transformation, 3D perspective, transitions and more! ( git )
Auto Open Links   is a chrome extension, which opens the first n links on google search page with a shortcut! ( git )
Graceful Trees   Algorithms for labeling and generating different types of graceful trees. ( git )

See more projects on github

Languages & Technologies

Ruby     Rails     JavaScript     Backbone     React.js     jQuery     PostgreSQL     HTML5 (haml, slim)     CSS3 (less, sass)     Python

Work History

Senior Software Engineer 06/2018 — 12/2018

Voy Rewards Ltd, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Developed the backend Ruby on Rails API for partner and customer portals
  • Refactored commands for making asynchronous transactions to a blockchain using redis/sidekiq, creating blockchain wallets, and fetching balances
  • Introduced organizational coding tools such as Ruby/Rails/CSS/JS linters and CircleCI configurations
  • Configured our continuous integration with CircleCi
  • Engineered the platform for the rewards program builder in React/Redux per designer specs as well as built the backend RoR API for it.
  • Responsible for aspects of product management and design when needed
  • Mentored fellow Rails engineers

Software Engineer - Full Stack 12/2015 — 06/2018

Enjoy Technology, Menlo Park, CA
  • Refactored (backend) and redesigned (frontend) delivery scheduling system to make API response times over 90% faster as well as make the code scalable for adding new features in the future
  • Architected internal GraphQL API to accelerate development of new client-side applications
  • Architected AT&T-specific microsite that integrates with their checkout flow
  • Introduced linters/githooks all repos and CircleCi configurations to ease workflows
  • Drove adoption of tools and processes to improve developer effectiveness
  • Established guidelines and best practices to keep tests performant and reliable
  • Refactored and eliminated legacy systems to reduce technical debt and maintenance overhead

Software Engineer - Backend 09/2015 — 12/2015

Uber, San Francisco, CA

Teaching Assistant 02/2015 — 09/2015

App Academy, San Francisco, CA
  • Contribute to class curriculum
  • Conduct technical interviews with applicants
  • Lecture on course material

Designer 04/2014 — 07/2014

Stealth Startup, San Francisco, CA
  • Design email templates
  • Marketing materials using Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Mobile app features design + overall design
  • Customer support

Software Engineer / Graphic Designer 01/2011 — 01/2013

Counsyl Inc, Bay Area, CA
  • Designed packages to contain company's product.
  • Marketing materials using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Website layout using HTML, CSS, and CoffeeScript.
  • iPad app - I was the only designer on the team. I worked with Photoshop and Illustrator and occasionally Xcode to design wireframes and icons.
  • Internal website interface using Python and Django.
  • IT - backing up servers, replacing/fixing hardware, setting up laptops for new employees.
  • IT Support for company staff.

CS Lab Assistant 06/2009 − 08/2009,   08/2010 − 12/2010

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • I worked in the Emory computer science lab and occasionally helped students with Introduction to Computer Science.

Math Tutor 06/2009 − 08/2009

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • I tutored students individually in Calculus I and II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Foundations of Mathematics.

Supplemental Instructor, Calculus I 01/2008 − 06/2008

Oxford College of Emory, Oxford, GA
  • Responsible for attending class and holding a tutoring session for students every week.


App Academy, San Francisco, CA Spring 2015

Web Developer
App Academy is an immersive 12 week web development and job placement program in San Francisco and New York. Alumni work at companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pivotal Labs, thoughtbot and more.

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Summer 2013

Industrial Design
Digital and hand drawing classes.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA Fall 2010

Mathematics,   B.S.
Graduate Courses Taken:   Algebra,   Analysis,   Graph Theory,   Algebraic Topology,   Functional Analysis

Saint Andrew's School, Boca Raton, FL Spring 2007

Harvard, Boston, MA Spring 2007

Mathematics,   Summer School: Calculus I and II

Awards and Honors

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards,   Silver Award winner in Computer Art 2007