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I'm currently working for a startup called MugTug. My long term career goal is to be a serial entrepreneur, but I'm currently interested in opportunities that will help me gain experience.


Entrepreneurship, Volunteering, Martial Arts, Urbanism, Information Architecture, Semantic Web, Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Goldeneye 64, Speed Reading, Origami, CAD/Drafting, Art, Science Fiction, Cooking

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Web Developer

An Unnamed Stealth Startup
  • Responsible for designing, developing, and deploying a custom Facebook game engine
  • Written using Django web framework
  • Uses OAuth, Facebook Graph API, and FBML
Apr 2010Aug 2010

Web Developer

Orange Honey, Inc.
  • Worked on MugTug Darkroom, a browser based image editor written mostly in JavaScript
  • Integrated application with Picasa (using handwritten OAuth) and Flickr
  • Wrote repeater scripts for handling cross domain AJAX requests using PHP cURL
  • Used HTML 5 technologies such as canvas and localStorage
  • Performed numerous bug fixes and enhancements, wrote reusable UI widgets
Apr 2010May 2010

Instructor, Veterans Community Technology Center

Veterans Outreach Center
  • Taught HTML and CSS
  • Developed lesson plans and learning materials tailored to students' progress
Dec 2009Feb 2010

Help Desk Contractor for SunGard Higher Education

TEK Systems
  • Performed troubleshooting for computers, Internet browsers, email clients, e-learning software (Angel, Blackboard, WebCT), and more
  • Used tools such as ticketing systems, Remote Desktop, Banner, Active Directory, VPNs
Jun 2009Oct 2009

Software Ninja


We're developing a website that allows citizens to rate and track politicians. It's designed to make politicians more accountable while helping them find out what's important to voters.

  • Made executive decisions on code architecture
  • Offered key input on design and implementation of site
  • Learned new software tools
  • Researched and set up new tools to enhance productivity
Mar 2007May 2009

Web Developer

Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Alumni Relations
  • Administered Event Management System, wrote documentation for staff, provided miscellaneous technical support.
  • Updated website, validated XHTML and CSS, wrote e-commerce Perl scripts, prepared and sent mass emails, wrote internal webapps
  • Developed a Second Life presence for the department
  • I'm told that in large part to my efforts during my first 6 months, our department had one of their highest levels of alumni participation yet, which allowed them to get an increased budget and hire several additional event directors.
Mar 2008Mar 2009

Web Developer

Rochester Institute of Technology, Information Technology Services
  • Migrated over 40 institute websites from old PHP 3 web environment to new PHP 5 environment
  • Took initiative and wrote bash scripts to speed up process, offered to contact website owners who still needed migrations
  • Troubleshooting, web page updates and fixes, page validating
Jul 2005Aug 2008

Student Operations Assistant

Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies
  • Prepared seminars and banquets, maintenance, laptop/projector troubleshooting, special projects
  • Regularly worked late, covered coworkers’ shifts, and worked special events/weekends
Jun 2007Jul 2008


RIT SIFE/Entrepreneurship Club
  • Participated in numerous projects, organized events, volunteered, increased awareness of club
  • Organized trips to participate in regional SIFE events
  • Led a financial literacy seminar for single teen mothers at Mercy Residential Services
  • Assisted Vice President with School Supplies Drive for children in the Philippines
  • Managed social media presence using WordPress and Facebook
  • Doubled email list, tripled active membership, increased level of leadership in club, started fundraising campaign
Sep 2006May 2007

Student Caller

Rochester Institute of Technology, Telefund
  • I called up alumni and parents to ask for gifts to the Institute.
  • One night I received 22 pledges, the 3rd place record in the history of the RIT Telefund
Oct 2006May 2007

Student Government Representative

RIT SIFE/Entrepreneurship Club
  • Represented club at Student Government Meetings
  • Gave input on decisions regarding the future of the club
  • Mentored inner city high school students at Edison Tech once a week, helping them to start a school store
Aug 2003Mar 2006

Assistant Chapter Leader

International Alliance of Guardian Angels
  • Assisted in recruiting, training, patrolling, taking inventory, maintenance, fund raising
  • Trained in martial arts, conflict resolution, radio communication, citizens’ arrests, and leadership skills; CERT Certified
Jun 2004Aug 2004

CanAm Imaging

I dismantled copy machines and prepared shipments.


Peter Rosenthal

Peter was an advisor for RIT SIFE/Entrepreneurship Club, and for the past 3 years I've also participated in the annual JA in a Day volunteer event he runs.

Neil Kromer

Neil was my manager at CIMS.

Peggy Glitch

Peggy hired me as a web developer at RIT Alumni Relations and was my manager for over 2 years. I started as a co-op student for 3 months, was asked to stay on for a second 3 month co-op, after which I was asked to stay on part time (RIT only allows students 2 co-ops per employer).

Barnaby Bienkowski

Barnaby is the founder of Govnex.

Tyler Carey

I met Tyler during my first co-op at RIT Alumni Relations where his company was providing services to our department.

Nick Germain

Nick was the President of RIT SIFE/Entrepreneurship Club before I was, after which he became an advisor.


Papers and Essays


Sep 2004May 2009

Bachelor of Science

  • I won the 2007 GCCIS Sudoku Championship in the Medium Category.
  • I was involved in the Game Developers Club, Web Developers Club, and RIT SIFE/Entrepreneurship Club
Sep 2000Jun 2004

Regents High School Diploma

Edison Technical and Occupational Center

Edison Tech is a vocational high school where I took Engineering courses.

  • Freshman year I won 2nd Place in the 2001 MCC Auto-Safety Competition.
  • Sophomore year I did so well in my Digital Electronics class (I scored 111% on the final exam) that I was allowed to take a free night course of my choice at RIT. I chose Engineering Graphics with CAD and got an A.
  • I was the Treasurer in Skills USA VICA.
  • I was also on our school's FIRST Robotics Team, the Edison Tech Visioneers (Team #73), where I taught teammates how to use Autodesk Inventor.
  • Member of the National Honor Society, made the National Honor Roll


Unix and Unix-like Systems
I've used CentOS, Solaris, and Ubuntu Server. I also use Ubuntu for my day to day computing needs.
Visual Basic .NET
Second Life Modeling
Adobe Flash
Bash Scripting
I have experience with XHTML 1.0 (Transitional and Strict) and HTML 5 (including canvas and localStorage).
I've started learning XUL as I work on my Firefox Color Management Add-on.
I have experience using the Prototype and JQuery libraries.
I have ported dozens of websites from PHP 3 to PHP 5 while working at RIT Information Technology Services.