I'm an engineer at Zenysis. I used to work at Google, mostly on local search quality. I also created Asterank, acquired by Planetary Resources. I was an early engineer at Room 77 until its acquisition by Google.

In late 2014 I started Alioth, a consulting firm focused on data visualization that has done work with NASA and other aerospace organizations.


Asterank

Crawl, visualize, and compute on all known asteroids

AdDetector

Spot articles with corporate sponsors.

Textbelt

Free outgoing SMS API. Over 2M texts sent

Galaxies

2 billion cubic light-years, based on one of the largest n-body simulations ever.

Harvest

Aerial infrared crop monitoring. Disrupt hackathon winner ($5k in prizes).

Asteroid Viewer

Accurate 3D models of asteroids from radar and inverted light curves.

Dinosaur Pictures

The official dinosaur picture database.

Ancient Earth

What did Earth look like 600 million years ago?

Space Balloons

Sending cameras and other things to near-space.

RapChat

The future of communication.

The Space Potato

Successful kickstarter for a potato-powered mission to near-space.

Watchtower

Competitive monitoring platform, LAUNCH hackathon winner.

Interview Club

Taking the pain out of hiring. LAUNCH hackathon winner ($13k in prizes).

Asterank Discover

Crowdsourced asteroid discovery. Over a quarter million images reviewed.

Verified Facts

A viral conspiracy theory generator.

HonestMemo

Internal company discussion forum and feedback tool.

Luna

3D interactive moon.

Candid Candidates

Where do politicians get their money? Seattle hackathon winner.

Six Degrees of Bowie

A graph of musical influencers.

Pluto

Pluto in 3D.

KeepDream

Dream recording and text analysis.

World of Loot

Pinterest-style MMO wishlists.

Chatalyst

Taking the pain out of video chat.

Exoplanets

Exoplanets in 3D.

Call Congress

Single phone line that calls your representatives.

Inflation Calculator

Historical inflation data and predictions.

Gilded Age

Visualizations and NLP for Gilded-age newspapers.

TalkThen

Convenient conference and telephony app.

CodeNav

Easily navigate code on Github. Keyword highlight, code search, etc.

ListeningPost

Contextual annotations for spoken conversation, YC Hacks winner.

Meteor Showers

Accurate models of major meteor showers.

Ceres

Ceres in 3D.

Mars

Mars in 3D - work in progress.

Neutral Gas

Micro carbon offsets for gas fill-ups.

Bunkmates

AirBnB for hotels.

Gifthorse

A gift suggestion engine.

Typpo's Software

MMORPG automation used millions of times by 30k people (2006-2011).

Alioth

Space data and visualization consulting.

Planetary Resources

Asteroid mining spacecraft and mission control software.

Room 77

Better hotel search, acquired by Google.

Google

Improving travel and local search ranking.

Zenysis

Macro-level data analysis for governments

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