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
Krishanu: A Netflix Queue Manager An app to sort and view more details about your Netflix queue
Tweeting Too Hard “Where self-important tweets get the recognition they deserve.” An app where tweets are voted on (Reddit-style) to find the most self-important of them all.
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) Front end for a redesigned Zvents.com and white-labeled version for partners
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.
Private Enterprise Number management system (not yet online as of November 2010)
SideStep (acquired by Kayak) Worked on my
Extended Info Facebook application after they acquired it, and on their Trips applications
SURGe ( archived version) A student organization for scientific research. I created and maintained their site during my college years.
Wikipedia page) 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.
Conjunctured I was a member of this Austin co-working house.
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)