Mobile + Frontend

I've been programming Android and iOS apps for 10+ years. Most recently, I worked on mobile development at Lyft for 4.5 years helping build out the driver experience, spin out delivery on Lyft, and improve client networking and reliability infrastructure. I've also spent 2.5 years working on Android at Facebook and was a lead in integrating React Native into the Instagram app.

  • I started the React Native integration effort at Instagram with one other engineer. The Instagram mobile apps went from zero React Native usage to a number of previous webviews converted to React Native with various product teams using it to build their newest features. This work was written into a blog post here.

    I also tech lead a project to build a system to monitor mobile app size regressions which is currently being used across the Facebook family of mobile apps, and reduced build times on Instagram for Android by 15+% through modularizing the codebase to increase build parallelization.
    • Built various components of the first Local feed on Android including the welcome header, photos unit, friend stories, and Spotify integration unit (demoed at F8 2015).
    • Improved scroll performance of Local feed on Android by 11.6% (as measured by reduction in time spent under max fps) by breaking apart feed units into smaller recyclable views.
    • Increased average user time spent from 22.1s to 24.7s by building and experimenting with multiple redesigned versions of the Local feed header and feed units on Android.
I worked with two fellow Columbia University graduates at the Columbia Startup Lab on a startup working to create a mobile health management texting platform. We started with solving relationship health counseling for college students, but never got enough momentum or product market fit to take the project further.
• Launched first Android app and added more app features while maintaining a 4.6 star rating.
• Developed secure 256-bit PBKDF2 pin login feature for iOS and Android apps.
• Implemented gamified multi-email referral system to boost referral rates by +20%.

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I'm always interested in learning about exciting new tech projects and startups! Message me on twitter if you have an awesome startup/project or want to hack on something together.