Jan 2015 - present
New York, NY
I make art with code!
Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2021 - present
New York, NY
Building apps and visualizers on top of machine learning systems.
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
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
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
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
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
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
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Managed the product innovation cycle at an art auction tech startup.
Research Assistant (term-time)
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Sept 2010 - May 2011
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.
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010
Curated the March 2010 exhibition for a local nonprofit arts organization.
Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
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.
Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
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.
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master's (SM) - Computational Science and Engineering
2019 - 2020
Bachelor's (AB) - History of Art and Architecture
2008 - 2012
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)
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.
French (college minor), Cantonese (conversational), Mandarin (laughable)
Live radio broadcasting: Jazz Radio DJ for WHRB 95.3 FM (2008 - 2012)
EXHIBITIONS & FEATURES
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
Delivered workshop on how to make art with JS framework, p5.js. Portland, OR. July 2019.
Conducted a workshop on making art with Python. Cleveland, OH. May 2018.
Presented a workshop on how to make art with p5.js. St. Louis, MO. September 2017.
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 is a general code conference by Github. Presented workshop on Git's DAG structure. Los Angeles, CA. June 2016.
Git Merge 2016
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.
A realtime collaboration editor. Wrote an additional client-side hook with the goal of tracking visits via Graphite.