Last updated February 2014.
In one sentence: Currently, I help with Developer Evangelism at Pebble.
I've been working as a software consultant since 2013, helping companies like Dropbox, Tencent and Baydin with growth/product development/whatever needs doing. I try to blog from time to time. I'm interested in behavioral economics (and online reputation systems more specifically), productivity and developer tools, as well as writing. If I only got to do one thing for the rest of my life, it would be product engineering.
Tech Community Organizer From 2009-2012 I focused on making Penn's CS department more start-up friendly; to that end, I started the PennApps hackathon, (the first major student-run hackathon in the US), and PennApps Labs, a student-run, school-funded development group that focuses on improving student-run technology. I received the C N. Weygandt Award for my contributions to the school. In 2013, I helped start The InternProject, a non-profit comprehensive resource for summer interns in the Bay Area to make sure they got the most out of their summer here, as well as the Campus Data Summit, helping grow the Student Data movement. In 2014, I was one of the organizers of HackCon, a two-day conference for hackathon organizers.
Founder In 2012, I co-founded WiFast. From 2007-2009, a friend and I started and ran fbdevdir.com, a Facebook App consulting shop, working on over 30 projects for clients from Taleo to HP, as well as many smaller start-ups. I'm currently playing with a few ideas around cleaning up the tech recruiting industry.
Engineer: I got into programming when I was 15, working on silly little games in Visual Basic. From 2006-2009, I was a software engineer in the Israeli military. I have had the opportunity to be an engineering intern at Facebook and 2bkco (now Findery), as well as contract for companies like Dropbox and Baydin, creators of Boomerang. Penn, I spent three semesters as an intro to CS TA and the next two as the technical lead for PennApps Labs.
I'm tremendously interested in programming languages, having worked in Scala, Haskell, OCaml, C, Java, Coffeescript, PHP, Python and Ruby (amongst others), as well as a bit of shell scripting. As of 2013, I was one of the authors of Houston, a Django Admin-like zero-config admin for Meteor apps.
Writer: I started blogging around October 2010, and have had several pieces, whether on hackathons, the internship process, or (strangely enough) Richard Stallman gain some popularity. Posterous tells me I've got about a bit more than a quarter million page views thus far.
I have also been featured on TechCrunch, ProgrammableWeb and AllFacebook and spent a semester as a columnist for the Daily Pennsylvanian.