I am a lifelong learner, always acquiring new skills and seeking out new mindsets to enrich my experience of life. I spend my free time on many different pursuits - mastering various technologies, furthering my understanding of the world, and bettering my mind and body. Coding is my passion - I live and breathe it. I often get woken up in the middle of the night by a flash of inspiration for some feature or idea of an implementation approach. Sometimes I even dream in code.
With my work, I strive to make life easier for people, be it a niche time saving script or an exciting new product that will delight millions of people. I believe that there are endless possibilities to improve this world, and it's my core mission to have maximum impact on bringing my vision to life.
When I'm not writing code I like to go urban exploring and bike with friends. I also enjoy adding to my blog, where I share various various lessons I've gleaned as I walk this path in life.
Software Engineer • February 2016 - present
I spent my first year at Google working on the internals of the Ads backend, helping teams create customized infrastructure for their needs. In early 2017 I transitioned to the Google Assistant team, where I am helping bring the vision of a universal assistant to life.
Software Engineer • May 2015 - December 2015
I was the first employee of a stealth startup that has a strong focus on IoT and machine learning. I worked on everything from bringing up servers to creating the Android app. In addition, I was involved in various high level decisions about company focus, strategy, and prioritization. During my last few months, I conducted multiple interviews that helped grow the company to where it is today.
Engineering Practicum Intern • May 2014 - August 2014
During the summer of 2014 I interned at Google, where I worked on the core infrastructure of YouTube. I designed and implemented better machine learning models for video classification, which improved search quality, recommendations and ads targeting. The algorithms I designed are used in YouTube Kids, a child-safe oriented project from Google.
Software Engineering Intern • May 2013 - August 2013
During the summer of 2013 I interned with ZeroDesktop, where I helped shape the MiiPC. I worked on both the hardware and software aspects of the product, assisting with QA, prototyping features, an brainstorming new use cases. I also designed and implemented a better network for the office. Upon completion of the summer internship, I was asked to continue work remotely for another year.
I spend the majority of my spare time developing various side projects. My interests vary across all sorts of fields such as network and system administration, android mobile app design, web scrapers, shell scripts, and home automation. Below is a small sample of projects that are applicable enough to share with the world.