I love inheriting hacks old and new and engineering them into solid, clean solutions, particularly regarding internal and external APIs. I also enjoy honing my writing and presentation skills and helping fellow developers through my contributions on StackOverflow.
Software Engineer (2010 - present), currently Staff Software Engineer
- Google Maps Platform (2020 - present)
- Google Maps for Android (2013 - 2019)
Contributing engineer and Platform Architecture TL for one of the most widely-used Android applications in the world. Codebase-wide refactors and testing, including unit, integration, and screenshot tests. Tech Lead of a team of 5 engineers.
- Internal CRM tool (2010 - 2013)
Contributing engineer on a Java/JSP/GWT internal tool.
Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, LLC
Convention staff (2012 - present) and nonprofit Board of Directors (2017 - present)
Executive staff for a 4000+-attendee fan convention with a $300k+ annual budget held annually at the San Jose Convention Center. Roles include Chairman (2015, 2017), Programming Director, Marketing Director, and Executive Secretary. Elected to Board as a Director at Large in 2017. Responsibilities include scheduling and data tracking, business arrangements with partner hotel and business organizations, graphic design work, leadership of 150+ volunteer staff members, and public speaking on behalf of the organization.
Personal contributions (2012 - present)
As of March 2021, I am in StackOverflow’s top 2000 contributors or top 0.25% (by reputation points). I am one of four silver badge contributors to dagger-2, and I am the sole gold badge contributor on the topics of guice and mockito. Based on pageviews to my highly-ranked answers, StackOverflow has estimated my total impact as reaching ~5.5 million people. See my Q&A highlights page.
- Livescribe, Inc. (consumer tech startup): Oakland, CA, 2007 - 2010
- The Daily Californian (student newspaper): Berkeley, CA, 2006 - 2008
Web Developer / Online Manager: PHP/HTML, developed CMS, managed 2 other developers
- Democratic Education at Cal: Berkeley, CA, 2005 - 2008
Webmaster / Program Co-Director: PHP/HTML, developed CMS (still in use as of 2021)
- Xanga.com Inc. (blogging platform): Freelance Designer, 2004 - 2006
Web and Interactive Ad Developer: Flash/ActionScript 2