PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Generative Artist

Self

Jan 2015 - present

New York, NY

I make art with code!

Senior Software Engineer

Twitter

Jan 2021 - present

New York, NY

Building apps and visualizers on top of machine learning systems.

Engineer-in-Residence

Sotheby's

March 2019 - August 2019

New York, NY

Designed, built, and owned MVP for the human-in-the-loop platform to standardize the art knowledge graph for company's machine learning department.

Software Engineer III

Squarespace

Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

New York, NY

Led the development and architectural design of internal billing app until beta release, saving up to an estimated 180+ human work days per year (86 hours per week).

Software Engineer I → II

Wayfair

Apr 2014 - Mar 2016

Boston, MA

Built and owned development of SQL validation application to prevent careless query entries resulting in website outages, which prevented millions of dollars in revenue losses.

Apprentice Software Engineer

Wayfair

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Boston, MA

Entered through company's apprentice program, which hires those without a formal computer science background and trains them to become full-fledged software engineers on the job.

Associate Product Manager

Invaluable

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

Boston, MA

Managed the product innovation cycle at an art auction tech startup.

Research Assistant (term-time)

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Sept 2010 - May 2011

Cambridge, MA

Contributed research for visiting professor's book focusing on interactive digital media and performance: "Playing Along: Digital Games, Youtube, and Virtual Performance" by Oxford University Press.

Curator (term-time)

Gallery 263

Oct 2009 - Apr 2010

Cambridge, MA

Curated the March 2010 exhibition for a local nonprofit arts organization.

RESIDENCIES
& GRANTS

Pioneer Works

Artist-in-Residence, Tech

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016

Brooklyn, NY

Pioneer Works is a Brooklyn-based center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture. As a tech resident there, I spent my days making art with code.

Recurse Center

Recurser

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016

NYC, NY

Received grant for programmer's sabbatical at the Recurse Center to work on personal coding projects. Explored algorithmic art and submitted a small patch for a Git bug.

EDUCATION

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Master's (SM) - Computational Science and Engineering

Cambridge, MA
2019 - 2020

Harvard College

Bachelor's (AB) - History of Art and Architecture

Cambridge, MA
2008 - 2012

SKILLS

Coding

Proficient in: Python, Git, p5.js, SQL, scientific computing libraries (pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, matplotlib, keras), Javascript

Prior industry experience with: React, Redux, Webpack, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Neo4j, Elastic Search, GCP, PHP, jQuery, Apache Storm, shell scripting, Jenkins, Puppet, Bootstrap, CSS & HTML, Graphite, C, Processing, Java

Editing & Prototyping Software

Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Rhino (beginner)

Photography

Landed a contract in 2013 to photograph street style portraits for Conde Nast's Teen Vogue; work was published in editorials on teenvogue.com. Also operated a popular fashion photography blog that's been featured by various media outlets: Nylon Magazine, USA Today, Improper Bostonian, Bostinno, and Boston Globe. My photos have appeared in Huffington Post and Policy Mic. Click here to learn more.

Languages

French (college minor), Cantonese (conversational), Mandarin (laughable)

Other

Live radio broadcasting: Jazz Radio DJ for WHRB 95.3 FM (2008 - 2012)

EXHIBITIONS & FEATURES

EthBlockArt, 2021

A generative art series on the blockchain.

Tensorflow Community, 2020

Featured front page demo for the Mona Lisa Effect.

New York Fashion Week, 2019

Installation work for emerging brand at NYFW Men's Show.

Pioneer Works, Second Sundays, 2016

Artist-in-Residence open studio for Pioneer Works' signature event, Second Sundays.

Illuminus Boston, 2014

Installation collab with In Divine Company for Sculpted Guardian Illumined.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

OSCON 2019

Delivered workshop on how to make art with JS framework, p5.js. Portland, OR. July 2019.

Pycon 2018

Conducted a workshop on making art with Python. Cleveland, OH. May 2018.

Strangeloop 2017

Presented a workshop on how to make art with p5.js. St. Louis, MO. September 2017.

Coding Train

Gave a 40-minute guest tutorial, Matrix Digital Rain in p5.js, on the popular Youtube programming series, Coding Train. The tutorial has recieved 170,000+ views. February 2017.

Code as Craft

Code as Craft is an engineering talk series curated by Etsy. Presented "Journey into Creative Coding." Brooklyn, NY. October 2016.

CodeConf 2016

CodeConf is a general code conference by Github. Presented workshop on Git's DAG structure. Los Angeles, CA. June 2016.

OSCON 2016

OSCON, O'Reilly Open Source Convention, is the world's largest open source gathering. Presented Dissecting Git's Guts, which demystifies the internal workings of Git. Austin, TX. May 2016

Git Merge 2016

Git Merge is the pre-eminent Git conference. Presented a talk, "Dissecting Git's Guts", which walks through Git's underlying DAG structure via the usage of low-level commands. New York, NY. April 2016.

O'Reilly Media

Presented on code, art, and craft for O'Reilly Media's webcast series. January 2016.

BostonPHP - 200 Days of Code

Lectured on advanced object oriented programming principles in PHP for Boston PHP's education series, 200 Days of Code. Topics included interfaces, abstract classes, type-hinting, name-spacing and design patterns (factory, singleton, strategy methods). Boston, MA. March 2015.

OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Below are some of my open source contributions, though each modest in scope. See my Github for more details.

Git

Corrected for a misfeature in which passing in an empty string as a pathspec matched all paths. First step consisted of a deprecation: see commit d426430e for details. Step 2 removes the warning and throws an error instead: see commit 9e4e8a64.

p5.js

p5.js is a visual language library. Coded the homepage feature sketch for the month of August 2016. Commit f9fb275.

Etherpad Lite

A realtime collaboration editor. Wrote an additional client-side hook with the goal of tracking visits via Graphite.

Ace Editor

Embeddable code editor written in JavaScript. Identified and fixed a text rendering error.