I'm an engineer at Zenysis. Before that I worked at Google, mostly on local search quality. I was an early engineer at Room 77 until its acquisition by Google.

A few years ago I created Asterank, which was acquired by Planetary Resources. In late 2014 I started consulting via Alioth with a focus on data visualization.


Asterank

Crawl, visualize, and compute on all known asteroids

AdDetector

Flags articles with corporate sponsors

Textbelt

Free outgoing SMS API. Over 2M texts sent

Space Balloons

Sending cameras and other things to near-space

Ancient Earth

What did Earth look like 600 million years ago?

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

RapChat

The future of communication

The Space Potato

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

Galaxies

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

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

Typpo's Software

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

Ceres

Ceres in 3D

Mars

Mars in 3D - work in progress

Speak Louder

Tools for activists & organizers

Wololo

Conversion-boosting widgets for ecommerce. Reached 1M views/mo

Facebook Exporter

Download your Facebook images in full resolution with EXIF data

Neutral Gas

Micro carbon offsets for gas fill-ups

Bunkmates

AirBnB for hotels!

Gifthorse

A gift suggestion engine

Gaia

Visualize 2.5M stars from ESA GAIA observations

Alioth

Space data and visualization consulting

Planetary Resources

Asteroid mining spacecraft and mission control software

NASA

Co-Investigator on research grant from NASA's Science Mission Directorate

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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