Web UI Engineer
The University of Texas (Austin, TX)
August 2004 – December 2008
live events, the internet, drama and comedy films, philosophy of science,
ancient philosophy, pop science, fashion photography, travel (domestic, international,
and intergalactic), and collecting books that rarely get read
The Button Snitch Realtime charts (including a scatterplot and histogram), notifications, and other features to monitor
Reddit's /r/thebutton Krishanu: A Netflix Queue Manager (offline)
A web app to sort your Netflix queue (e.g. by runtime) and add notes to items in it
Tweeting Too Hard (offline, screenshots:
v1, v2) “Where self-important tweets get the recognition they deserve.” A web app where tweets were voted on (Reddit-style) to find the most self-important of them all. Received press coverage across major media (
Time, New York Times, Wired, etc.).
Extended Info (acquired by SideStep)
Winner of the Facebook F8 Contest. With Facebook, your profile comes with fields such as Activities, Interests, and Favorite Music, but Extended Info allows you to add extra fields to your profile, such as Currently Reading, Favorite Foods, or anything you can think of. Business
Zvents (acquired by
eBay’s StubHub, later shut down; CrunchBase listing) Full stack for a responsive redesign, including a Rails-based API used by other StubHub teams and Node-based front end; front end for previous products
The Daily Dot Front end for this news site about internet communities
Chomp (acquired by
Apple) Chomp.com site and Chomp Connect front end
Classhive Lead developer. A startup some friends and I worked on to create a social product for students.
3jam (acquired by Skype) Front end developer for this group text messaging and, after pivoting, virtual number (Google Voice-like) product.
ICANN Updated front end for the
Private Enterprise Number management system SideStep (acquired by
Kayak) Worked on my
Extended Info Facebook application after they acquired it, and on their Trips application
SURGe ( archived version) A student organization for scientific research. I created and maintained their site during my college years.
Wikipedia article) Radar.net was a mobile photo sharing app before those took off. I created a site for their "ambassadors," representatives who promoted the product on college campuses and elsewhere.
Other ways we may have crossed paths
Quora I used to be an admin and pretty active member on the site.
I was a member of this Austin coworking house (no longer in business).
Facebook Developer Garage Singapore Keynote speaker. Presentation:
Getting Love from the Facebook Platform.
The Google Blog I didn’t hack it, but I did take it over for about a half hour.
The original Blogger templates I made the robot.
The Business Times: Having fun with Facebook gadgets ( PDF)
Technology Review: Refining Facebook’s Applications “
Grasshopper” — Published in Adbusters magazine #68 (November/December 2007)