I’m a programmer who loves open source software, open access publishing, reading, nature and a lot more...
Carta is working on an ambitious rebuilding of the entire website from the ground up. Along with another teammate, I am rebuilding the user interface entirely from scratch using React and react-bootstrap.
Over the Summer I worked as a research assistant with Professor John Willinsky (see references section below). I helped Professor Willinsky design and implement his research on so-called "predatory journals" in the world of Open Access publishing. One of my main jobs for example was data collection and analysis using Google Sheets where I used advanced functions to allow data visualization to update dynamically as more data was added (or may be added in the future). You can view the product of my work here. (Hopefully by the time you are looking at this, the spreadsheet has been made accessible to anyone. If not, please ask for permission and I will grant it as soon as possible).
I was in charge of making sure that the complex Jewish dietary laws were followed in several Los Angeles supermarkets.
I taught high school students the in-depth logic of the Talmud (books of Jewish Dialectic). Taught in English, Hebrew and Aramaic.
At the Emek Learning Center in Jerusalem, I taught classes in various Jewish concepts to professional people, sometimes in groups and sometimes one on one. For example I had a daily session during which I taught MIT Professor Joe Jacobson, inventor of E-Ink, with whom I was lucky enough to form a special bond of friendship.
A year after starting at Stanford in 2009 at the age of 17, I decided to take some time off to pursue religious studies at a Jewish seminary in Israel. Little did I know that I would spend the next seven years of my life deeply involved in rigorous logical training, dialectics, and textual analysis. After six years of study and one year of teaching, I decided it was time to return to finish my worldly education. After returning to Stanford, I discovered that Computer Science fit beautifully with the logical and ordered way I had been taught to think in seminary. Unwilling however to give up my love of the humanities, I compromised and majored in the interdisciplinary "Science, Technology, and Society" with a minor in Computer Science. I love the classes I get to take and the people I get to meet. During breaks, I basically pine after the incredible CS classes Stanford has to offer and take online courses such as those on pluralsight, codeacademy and freecodecamp. I will soon be applying for a Coterminal Master's in Computer Science here at Stanford as well, wish me luck!
I took, CS106A (Programming Methodology) with Chris and I really learned a lot from the experience. Certainly one of my favorite courses and first real exposure to the new and wonderful world of Computer Science. I was a finalist (top 9) in the famed CS106A Graphics Contest, though unfortunately not a winner. I did however score the highest grade on the final and in the class overall (out of over 400 students). Please contact Chris directly at email@example.com to hear what Chris himself has to say about me.
My second serious exposure to the world of Computer Science, Chris's CS106B (Programming Abstractions) was a wonderful experience for me. I was luckily able to spend a good amount of time getting to know Chris after class and asking him questions in advanced Computer Science topics. Please contact Chris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear what he has to say about me.
Professor Willinsky is the head of my major department and I have been lucky enough to take several classes taught by him as well as work as his research assistant over the Summer of 2018 until the present. Together we delved into the world of so-called "Predatory Journals" and academic publishing. Through this process I learned about thoroughness and conscientiousness as well practical skills like dynamic spreadsheets using advanced functions and data analysis tools. Please contact Professor Willinsky directly at email@example.com to hear what he has to say about me.
Data Analysis and Visualization