I'm a developer, designer, and question-asker from California. I'm currently a senior at Olin College of Engineering, a tiny, experimental college in Massachusetts. I've self-designed my engineering concentration, entitled Human Centered Computing. I believe the language between design and development of products should be fluid and continuous. I design for people, in both the sense of creating intuitive interfaces as well as maintainable, efficient code. This site is a portfolio of my favorite class projects, clubs, hackathon projects, and jobs thus far.
While not busy at school, you can find me on the soccer field, volleyball courts, building or riding longboards, or backpacking anywhere I can.
I love meeting new people, so don't hesitate to say hello!
#HashtagGloves was a hackathon project from HackHolyoke in the Fall of 2014. Working in a team of four, we developed a pair of gloves with conductive fabric on the tips of the fingers, so that when the user tapped their fingers together in the 'hashtag' gesture, this triggered a voice recognition listener and would 'tweet' whatever was said from the user's account. We used an Arduino wired to the gloves, as well as a Python script using Twitter's API and Google Voice API.
Inspired by a silly Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake sketch, this project won us 3rd place at the Hackathon! A week later, we were approached from a writer of the DailyDot asking if he could interview us about our creation. We agreed, and several days later, a fun article was published. To our surprise, many other news sites, including ones like Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and Today.com also published articles about our project. The feedback was quite extreme, as some deemed them innovative and others 'objectively the worst gloves.' Gizmodo wrote a hate article about us, but we weren't too hurt since they thought this was a product going to market rather than a silly hackathon project.
Check out some of the articles published about us below: