Catalyst

Catalyst

Lets face it, building mobile apps is a pain in the ass. I’ve literally made a career out of helping people build them. So we built Catalyst to ease that pain for companies looking to quickly provision apps.

We use a streamlined toolchain to go straight from a company’s content to a fully operational mobile app on the App Store & Google Play in two days.

We’re currently working with Ford, FCA, Magna, Dekra and others.

Site: Catalyst
Role: CTO / Co-Founder
Technical Things: React, React Native, RoR, JS, ES6, Nodejs, Heroku


Super Good

Super Good

After Trump was elected and our collective souls had left our bodies, we asked ourselves how we could contribute to society.

The answer was to take a few months off, collaborate with local creatives and build a donation aggregation platform that could adapt what it donated to on the daily.

Super Good raised $20,000 in two months which was donated across thousands of charities. It was also mentioned in AdAge.

Site: Super Good
Role: Co-Creator
Technical Things: Ember, ES6, Node, Firebase, Lambda, Semantic UI


Gigster

Freelance

Sometimes I take a vacation from startups, and have a little fun working for enormous corporations. These are some of those:

Nike, Google, eBay, Nokia, Paypal, Reuters, Harley Davidson

Role: Freelance Technologist
Technical Things: iOS, Android, React, Angular, Ember, Node


FoxTheNews

Fox the News

We wanted to get a friend to broaden their reading habits. So we built FoxTheNews to automatically repackage stories from The New York Times and The Washington Post as Fox News articles.

In terms of success, an editor from WaPo briefly tweeted about us, then deleted the tweet. We were also blocked multiple times by both publications. A job well done.

Site: Fox The News
Role: Co-Creator
Technical Things: Node, Express, Yarn, Heroku, Cheerio, Redis


Vrsus

Vrsus

Sometimes companies do bad things that impact large groups of people. And when that happens, complex lawsuits known as Multi District Litigations occur.

Vrsus was purpose built to manage complex Multi District Litigations. The goal being the reduction of litigation time, which would result in faster outcomes and more compensation for those that where injured.

Role: CTO
Technical Things: React, RoR, JS, ES6, Node, Yarn, Heroku, GraphQL


Fleet

Fleet

To the everyday small business owner, international logistics isn’t something you normally think about. And for good reason, it’s a labyrinthian mess of fees, bills and general bureaucracy.

Fleet was built to simplify the international shipping process by providing a unified booking platform that quickly requests multiple quotes for shippers.

Site: Fleet
Role: CTO
Technical Things: RoR, JS, ES6, Bower, Heroku, Gulp, Bourbon


Pathfinder

Pathfinder

Applying a UXD centric startup mindset to healthcare applications isn’t a common approach to new products at large healthcare companies. And that is specifically what Pathfinder provides. Starting projects around lean canvas exercises and persona discussions, we reduced product timelines by 3x on average.

Role: Director of Engineering
Technical Things: iOS, Android, RoR, JS, Angular, Heroku, Ember


Brokersavant

Brokersavant

Residential real estate is an interesting space, with plenty of pay to play datasources. Commercial real estate is like that uncle that shows up every few holidays. You never quite know what’s about to happen.

That said, we set out to create a standardized / unified source of truth in the commercial real estate world with Brokersavant. And we did that by utilizing a combination of machine learning and crowd powered insights via AWS Mechanical Turk.

Role: CTO
Technical Things: RoR, JS, Heroku, AWS Mechanical Turk, OpenNLP


Aisle50

Aisle 50

People like daily deals and what’s more practical than daily deals on groceries? Aisle50 integrated with grocery store loyalty cards to offer deals directly at point of sale. The result was a seamless buying experience that blended with customers everyday habits.

After taking Aisle50 through Y Combinator, it was later acquired by Groupon.

Role: CTO / Co-Founder
Technical Things: RoR, JS, Heroku, AWS, Redis, Bootstrap


Citytech

Citytech

Ah the glamorous world of reworking governmental infrastructure! At Citytech we rebuilt entire governmental systems at the City of Chicago that did things like: pay taxes, tow cars, route billions of dollars and lay out the city’s budget.

Role: Senior Consultant
Technical Things: Java, Groovy, Spring, Wicket, iOS


CMU

Carnegie Mellon

Ever wonder who the most powerful people at Enron were? Or how a terrorist cell would reorganize after loosing a key member? Those are exactly the type of questions we tried to answer at the CASOS lab. We did this by employing NLP identification / generalization in order to visualize large networks of information.

Role: Research Programmer
Technical Things: Java, C++, JNI, Hibernate, NLP