High-impact position with a company that fosters innovation and creativity.
April 2020 - November 2022
Principal Engineer, Chief Architect GitHub Copilot
- Created GitHub Copilot, a tool for pair programming with AI. Led development and design, working closely with partners at Microsoft and OpenAI.
MobileCoin Inc. via Beatnik Consulting LLC
June 2018 - March 2019
- Prototyped fast, scalable, private cryptocurrency for Signal Messenger. Based on Stellar consensus, CryptoNote ledger, and Intel SGX.
- Designed and implemented privacy-preserving scalable wallet service based on Intel SGX.
Intuition Machines Inc. via Beatnik Consulting LLC
December 2017 - June 2018
- Shipped hcaptcha.com, a CAPTCHA system and image labeling marketplace.
- Implemented CAPTCHA frontend and API including reCAPTCHA API compatibility.
January 2016 - July 2017
- Implemented automatic time tracking for personal assistants, greatly improving billing accuracy.
- Shipped AI text response generation based on seq2seq with attention. Saves 30 minutes of typing per day per 100 employees.
Hackpad Inc. acquired by Dropbox Inc. (YC W12)
December 2010 - April 2015
December 2004 - June 2009
Senior Member of Technical Staff
- Technical Lead for VMware Workstation 6.0 product suite.
- Created VMware Horizon Client for Linux. Shipped on millions of thin client devices.
November 2000 - May 2003
- Created libsoup, a C-based HTTP client library. Shipped by default on all Linux desktops.
- Contributions to many open-source projects, including Evolution, Gnome, Mono.
- Created Tomboy, a popular desktop note-taking application.
- Created Gimmie, a desktop organizer for Linux.
- Created Jujitsu, a minimalist IDE.
- Created Pyro Desktop, an X11 window manager based on Firefox.
- Released Hackpad source post-acquisition.
- Speaker at conferences including SXSW, OLS, GUADEC.
- Completed the 300km Annapurna Circuit in Nepal in 2009.
- Resident at Langton Labs in San Francisco, an experimental living space.
- Volunteerism in Brazil, Southeast Asia in 2003-2004, Fiji in 2017.
References available upon request