I am a Software Reconnaissance Engineer. Think of me as a full-stack developer with an interest in improving the ways people communicate using technology. I enjoy experimenting with new things to help find interesting intersections in technology to help design beautiful and powerful ways for people to share knowledge, advice and experiences.
I am an Eagle Scout. In my free time I enjoy contributing to open source projects, reading, listening to music and wandering through cities and countrysides.
Computer Science, B.S.
Fall 2006 - Spring 2011
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
I attended Recurse Center in NYC for three months in NYC.
I worked as an SRE for Google Compute Engine in London and San Francisco. My job included being part of an oncall rotation and writing software to maintain, monitor and optimize hundreds of thousands of servers globally. I also spent a decent amount of time analyzing processes used by the teams I worked closely with to try and automate people out of a job, myself included. If you are unfamiliar with SRE, check out Wikipedia and Google's blog.
As a Software Engineer at Google, I worked on Punchd, Google Offers and Google Local in Mountain View, CA.
I was Punchd's backend and operations engineer until we were acquired by Google in July 2011. Once at Google I continued to maintain Punchd's servers, backend API and web frontend. I also helped implement a version of Punchd built on Google's infrastructure, but it was never released.
I wore a variety of hats including -- but not limited to -- writing code to promote high quality content and a stable community, helping keep servers afloat, and working with users to develop content. I wrote code mainly in PHP and Bash, and helped maintain our fleet of servers on Amazon's EC2 Service.
I was in charge of four staff members and responsible for planning the activities behind and maintaining the entire Nature area at camp, with an average of about 200 kids every week for seven weeks per summer. I also taught a variety of merit badge classes to children ages ten to eighteen.Download as plain text.