PRISM: Your text message history, visualized.

Website Summer 2013

PRISM grew out of a final college project, which aimed to implement and expand on the "StackedGraph" algorithm described by Byron and Wattenberg in their 2008 publication on the topic.

Now, PRISM is a stand-alone OSX app, available in the Apple App Store. It creates dynamic, customizeable visualizations of your texting history based off of the data in your iOS backups. Users can sort, color, blend, and mix their texting history in a variety of ways to create aesthitically pleasing, and often surprising, personalized infographics.

tools: MacRuby, Javascript

TurnTaylor.fm: Listen to Taylor together.

Website June 2013

TurnTaylor.fm is the future of online social music listening. Similar to internet-rival TurnTable.fm, but optimized for #taylortuesdays.

role: Co-founder, CEO, Swiftie

tools: Ruby, Sinatra, and a cavalier disregard of copyright law

EssayTyper: It types your essays for you!

Website April 2012

EssayTyper.com uses a patented combination of Wikipedia and magic to write any essay in the world for you, in mere seconds.

Just enter your topic of choice and start slapping that keyboard - EssayTyper will do the rest!

#1 on Reddit during launch, the site saw over 1 million unique visitors in its first twenty-four hours and still maintains several hundreds of thousands of hits each month today.

tools: Sinatra, Javascript, Wikipedia-client

Amicus: Social fundraising for civic organizations

Website Summer 2011

Amicus (YC-2012) is VC-backed startup based out of New York City. Amicus leverages social connections to help non-profits expand and engage with their constituency.

Previously helped build the v1 product, working across the stack as part of a two man development team.

role: member of founding team: development, design, product.
tools: Rails, SQL, jQuery, AWS, Twilio, FB Graph

HackYale: Student-driven lectures in web development and entrepreneurship.

Website 2012-2013

HackYale began in the Fall of 2011, with a single course covering web application development and front-end design. In our first semester we received 500 formal applications, and a grew a community mailing list of over 1k.

Last Spring we expanded our team and curriculum to include five weekly courses covering front-end design, Rails, Node.JS, and iOS development.

role: Co-founder. Community, PR, development, content.

collaboration with @gaybrick

HardlyWork.in: Hides your Facebook feed in a spreadsheet!

Website July 2011

HardlyWork.in pulls data from the Facebook Graph and Twitter API allowing you to surreptitiously browse your feeds, view friends' profiles, and even preview photos and comments. The site drew 600k unique visits across well over one hundred countries in its first two weeks.

tools: Rails, Facebook OpenGraph, jQuery, AWS

Travelogue: The social travel planner for Yale students.

Website April 2012

Now hosting trips for over 3,000 Yale students in collaboration with the Yale Office of International Affairs.

Travelogue, winner of the second annual $1500 Yale App Challenge, is a social travel platform for the Yale community. Students can post their itineraries, follow their friends, and receive intelligent email digests throughout the summer detailing when and where their peers will be nearby.

yet another collaboration with the infamous @charliecroom & @jayred

tools: Rails, jQuery, Facebook OpenGraph, AWS

IsItChickenTendersDay.com?: The one question that drives us all.

Website Sep 2011

After nearly missing Yale Dining's flagship hand-breaded entrée one fateful afternoon in 2011, I vowed it would neigh happen again.

Now tender-fans across campus are never caught off-guard, and every Chicken-Tenders-Thursday 700+ students wake up to a text proclaiming the good news.

tools: Twilio, Rails, Nokogiri

WhatsHerFace-book: Do you know your friends?

Code Website Dec 2011

The average college student knows less than ¾ of zer 'friends' on Facebook.

WhatsHerFace-book.com is a quick, personalized game where you are challenged to name several of your Facebook friends in succession while racing the clock.

The game intends to help Facebook users reconsider their privacy exposure online. By now, we all know to restrict our profiles so that only friends can see our personal information. But after 3, 4, 5+ years of social networking, do you still even know all your friends?

After aggregating the results of ten thousand games from over four thousand players, we are left with some surprising statistics.

collaboration with @charliecroom

as part of Yale Law & Tech

tools: Rails, jQuery, Facebook OpenGraph, AWS

SubletMeYale: Yale's best source for off campus housing.

Website March 2011

One of my first projects and a finalist for Yale's first AppChallenge back in 2011. SubletMeYale facilitates easy sublet sharing between students living on and off of the main New Haven campus.

Each summer the site hosts more than 500 apartments!

ChomaLab: Video analysis for tadpole cardiac systems.

Spring 2011

I spent a few months in the Spring of 2011 working with the research lab of Dr. Michael Choma at Yale Medical School. Our project entailed taking high-definition color photography of beating tadpole hearts, and then analyzing the video to extract heart boundaries and estimate the volume change over time.

role: visual data analysis

tools: Matlab