Funnel Analytics: Marketing automation and business intelligence web app that combines data from all of your data sources – GA, Mixpanel, a spreadsheet, etc – and let’s you combine that data into a single datastream, and then get realtime updates as it changes and even automate your systems from these data streams.
Prison Entrepreneurship Program: I volunteer my time with this phenomenal program that helps inmates learn how to start their own business when they’re released from prison. The results are amazing – Baylor University did a study and found a dramatic reduction in recidivism and an increase in employment from this program. Learn more and volunteer at pep.org.
Building with Neurons: Writing a book explaining how neural networks work at their most basic level, including all of the math and code to derive the simplest neural network possible.
AskMeEvery: AskMeEvery will automatically email you any question you setup for simple and personal daily accountability. It’s extremely easy and effective way to encourage new habits and break bad ones.
Open Source: Much of the code from these projects is available on my GitHub profile, including Loose Leaf iPad note app, PerformanceBezier, which dramatically speeds up common bezier operations in iOS, and ClippingBezier, which allows for complex operations on UIBezierPaths.
Loose Leaf: As its name implies, Loose Leaf mimics a stack of loose leaf paper; it’s a place to be messy and creative on the iPad. Its unique scissors and ruler tools give you surprisingly flexibility with its intuitive gestures. All of the code is open source and available on Github, the Loose Leaf blog, and website.
Remotely (2016): The successor to Here, File File!, Remotely lets you easily and securely access the files on your Mac or other devices. Focused on ease of use, it’s simple setup doesn’t require syncing your files to someone else’s datacenter – you stay in control of your data.
Spare Parts (2015): Spare Parts is an open source 2D physics game that was developed 100% on live stream over the course of two weeks. Every line of code was written on stream, and the full source code is available.
Jotbook.net (2012-2014): Jotbook is a simple way to create and collaborate on bulleted lists in your browser. Easily edit and share lists together.
Aurora Calendar (2003-2004): Aurora Calendar was the precursor to Jotlet. Built by myself and Buck Wilson when we were in college, it pre-dated Google Calendar by a few years, boasted calendar sharing, custom fields, task delegation, and more. The original site is archived here, and a demo instance is archived here, and the source code is available on Github.
History and Awards
Mentored in I-Corps NSF program with Arovia.
- Mentored in both regional and national I-Corps program.
Launched Loose Leaf, the open-source gesture-driven notes app for iPad:
- Over 100k downloads in 1 weekend.
- Press mentions in CNN, Wired, Slashdot.
Launched Here, File File! in the fall of 2009: