I've loved computers since I was 5 years old...

I'm a software engineer, creator, and inventor. I'm obsessed with data-driven decision making and I believe that good software shouldn't need a training manual. I have 7 years of executive experience creating technology on both the entrepreneurship and industry side. I’ve founded 2 startups & exited both, hired and led 8 teams of engineers, built and shipped 6 products from idea to launch and operation.

As Chief Technology Officer and founder of GitLinks I led our technology acquisition (acquired by multibillion-dollar enterprise software company, Infor). GitLinks is a SaaS product that automates application security and license compliance for open source software. I built our product, hired and led our engineering team, and pitched to convince investors to fund us.

Additionally, I'm the inventor on two technology patents. I've had a lot of fun working on technologies like Machine Learning, Data Science (big data), Architecture/Infrastructure, Image Recognition, Security, User Interface Design/Prototyping, Systems Design, and Blockchain.

I have a masters degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Education

Highlighted Projects

GitLinks website (acquired)

I wrote this site using Polymer (Google's javascript library for building web applications using web components) and used Firebase's NoSQL Database for storage.

GitLinks web app (acquired by Infor)

I founded GitLinks. GitLinks is an application security, vulnerability management portal that continuously monitors. It supports Java, Javascript (npm) & Python. It integrates with all Continuous Integration (CI) tools like Jenkins, TeamCity, CircleCI, CodeShip etc. •Frontend: Polymer •Infrastructure: Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Postgres SQL •Backend: Scala.

 

Investors

Here are a few of GitLinks' investors.

Projects

Apple watch + iPhone motion authentication

This project uses Swift, Python and a REST API on Heroku. The app verifies a user's identity via motion. The X, Y, and Z g-force measurements from the accelerometer of the iPhone and Apple watch are compared for similarity using a combination of Cosine Similarity and Dynamic Time Warping. Watch video for a match. Watch video for a non-match.

Scoring Engine

In this concept we created a Trust Score, as a standard in evaluating risk in open source software. The score represented the support level behind an open source project. The 4 categories that made up the score were community support, maturity, popularity and corporate backing. Applied machine learning was used.

 

JP Morgan smart contracts on blockchain

I worked with JP Morgan & built a platform for the creation of blockchain-based contracts for trading futures. A future is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell assets at a fixed price to be delivered/paid for later. These smart contracts lived on the Ethereum blockchain & were written in Solidity.

Ethereum

EasyWeave marketplace (Sold)

I founded EasyWeave. EasyWeave is a marketplace platform that connects manufacturers in Asia to buyers across the globe. I created a centralized marketplace with honest reviews. I designed the system architecture from ground up.

Screenshot EasyWeave

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