Hi! I'm a software engineer currently living in San Francisco. I love
to work on hard and impactful problems, especially those involving
machine learning or large scale systems. I also love to rock climb,
surf, ski, build things, cook, read, write, and
learn as much as possible.
Below you'll find my work experience, previous projects, resume, and
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I led the successful migration of Box's monolithic PHP codebase
to HHVM. Apart from that, I worked on many different things,
including file storage, configuration delivery, PHP extensions,
and more. If you would like to know more about my time at Box,
feel free to check out my resume.
Undergrad and Masters Student
I earned my BS in Symbolic
Systems and MS in Computer Science
over the course of 5 years at
Stanford. I specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Computer &
Network Security in my masters program.
See my resume
for more details.
Over my time at Box, I led the development of a couple open source
projects and contributed to others. Open source is very important to
me (and Box), and I'm happy to continue to maintain multiple
projects. You can peruse all of my contributions from my GitHub
Augmented Types is a PHP extension for the Zend runtime that
enforces function argument and return type
annotations at runtime. I am the primary developer and maintainer
of the project.
I made many contributions back to HHVM over the course of
migrating Box's codebase to run on HHVM.
Fast assert is a PHP extension for the Zend runtime that provides
a fast way of making assertions in PHP code. I am the primary
developer and maintainer of the project.
Outside of my blog, I've done a fair amount of
writing at my previous jobs, both internally and externally. Below is
a sampling of the external writing I've done at work.
I wrote this for Facebook's tech blog describing the details and
potential dangers of migrating to HHVM at Box.
This announcement describes Augmented Types, its motivation, and
the technical details of how it works.
I like to do lots of things outside of software development,
which I try to document in my blog. I enjoy
rock climbing, skiing, and surfing more than anything else, but when
I'm not busy with those activities I like to run and bike. I'm also a
huge fan of intellectual pursuits outside of software, mainly
including reading, writing, cooking, and carpentry.
The best way to contact me is at my email, which is (first letter of my first name)(my last