Work

Poynt — Founding engineer April 2014 – Present

Building the world’s first smart payment terminal and open commerce ecosystem.

Fcancer — Advisor, technical lead July 2013 - Present

Created an online community for volunteers to pledge their skills to cancer charities.
100,000 hours donated and counting.

Stanza — Co-founder & CTO July 2012 – April 2014

Big data analytics and natural language processing to supercharge your calendar
Incubated at StartX; backed by top-tier VCs.


Projects

Hush – private bookmarking July 2013 – Present

Simple, secure private bookmarking for incognito browsing. Available on web, Chrome and Firefox.
Featured on Lifehacker.

Mastermind November 10-12, 2012 [offline]

Real-time business data dashboard.
Placed 2nd worldwide at Node Knockout 2012. Source code on GitHub.

ember-calendar Jan 2013 – Apr 2014

Calendar component for Ember.js. Source code on GitHub.

Project Euler May 2013 – Present

Solving a series of computational problems with Haskell, Javascript, and Python.


Education

Stanford University September 2009 – December 2011 [left]

Doctor of Philosophy, Bioengineering

University of Illinois September 2005 – June 2009

Bachelor’s Degree, Bioengineering


Miscellaneous

Startup School Notes October 19, 2013

Inspiration and knowledge gained at YC Startup School 2013.
400+ stars on GitHub; popular on Twitter.


Teaching

MCAT prep outlines February 2008 – March 2012

Received a 42S (99.9% percentile) on the MCAT in January 2008; started teaching for Examkrackers soon after that. Created and used these outlines during my four years of teaching.

High school study guides September 2001 – June 2005

Made and freely distributed study guides for high school honors and AP classes. Downloaded over 200,000 times.