[project] - PogChampNet (blogpost)This project started out as a joke and actually ended up working, LOL. Whenever something exciting happens on a Twitch stream people in the chat will spam “PogChamp”. I downloaded thousands of hours of Twitch streams and was able to create a dataset of exciting clips by automatically detecting where in the stream people spammed “PogChamp”. I used this dataset of clips to train a convolutional neural net which would take in a random video of someones gameplay and automatically create clips of the highlight worthy moments in the game :).
here. DeepLeague really shook up the world of esports analytics for League of Legends because it gave coaches access to data they dreamed of having but no API provided. It’s a computer vision based open-source tool + dataset that I created which allows esports analysts to automatically generate a spreadsheet telling them how their players moved around the map during the game given just a video. It’s sorta like knowing the exact position of all 10 players on a basketball court at every second - but for a video game!
[co-founder] - Noni (video)Noni was absolutely bonkers and I have so many stories about the process of creating it that won’t fit here. It allowed you to view a restaurants menu in augmented reality. You would download our app, point your phone at a table, and you could see photorealistic 3D models of that specific restaurant's menu items right on your table as if they were right in front of you freshly cooked. How did it work? Well, over a course of many months I perfected this technique called “photogrammetry” where you could takes 100s of pictures of an object and get a photorealistic 3D model of the object as an output. I used this to create 3D models of a restaurant's food. Noni was also the first iOS app ever to use breakthrough 3D model compression techniques which allowed us to serve tiny files over the wire to clients and decompress them locally on the device.
[project] - TeamMood (blogpost)I created + led an online programming school with a focus on projects where the students would learn by actually building. The program featured volunteer mentors from companies like Google, Amazon, Twitch, and Microsoft. The student would come in, talk about their interests, we'd craft them a custom 8-week plan for a project based on their interests, and their mentor would talk to them every week about their progress and help them along the way. Graduates of TeamMood went on to work at Riot Games, Microsoft, and other cool companies :). Feel free to read the blogpost and ask me more about this in real life. I love talking about it and bragging about the students :).
[internship] - General DynamicsThis job taught me that I never want to work for a giant company that creates tools to aid the military w/ killing people. I worked on augmented reality training software.
[internship] - SightPlanSightPlan was a startup with around 18 people. I did customer service for about 11 months there and light dev work on their admin panel.
[phone customer service] - AmazonMy first “real job”. I sat on the phone and just helped people with their Amazon order. It was pretty fun not gonna lie, LOL. I don't think I'd be any good at talking to users or confidently speaking to a team if not for this job. Getting screamed at by customers all day changes a man XD.
[founder] - Sabiha EnterprisesI built this company in high school and was doing $110,000 in annual revenue. I was an 11th grader making more than my teachers. The company focused on selling blank DVDs on eBay and Amazon. I did all the shipping, marketing, and customer service. Eventually, that business sorta died and I pivoted to t-shirts where I'd hire artists to make cool designs related to different topics popping off during the time (ex. Breaking Bad) and would use basic marketing strategies to sell tons of those t-shirts.