Couch Live [2019 - Present]
Couch Live is a virtual living room for watching TV and hanging out with friends. Generate your avatar from a selfie. Invite friends to your room with a link, and they can join your room from any device. Stream your camera, or screenshare to your Couch Live TV. This project was built with a Firebase backend, Svelte frontend, and Aframe / ThreeJS.
I joined Famous in 2017 while the company was transitioning away from being an open source 3D physics engine for the web, and toward being a no-code website builder. I joined as a software engineer, and kick started a skunkworks project called Famous Studio while the first attempt at a web builder was floundering. Within a couple months, the entire company shifted focus toward Famous Studio and I moved into a leadership role as director of engineering. I helped build the engineering group from a handful of engineers to a ~20 team of software engineers and quality assurance engineers. The next year I transitioned onto the product side of things as Chief Product Officer before realizing I wouldn’t be satisfied until I gave being a founder another shot.
Tiller Presentation [2015-2016]
Tiller Presentation was a passion project that didn’t survive. The goal was to build the best 360 presentation tool for VR. It utilized a technology that was BRAND NEW at the time - WebVR. It did realtime data with a MeteorJS backend and front-end written with their JS library called Blaze. The app worked really well and had some interesting features like multi-user scene synchronization, and realtime spacial commenting (drop a comment in 3D space). At the time, I knew nothing about marketing or user acquisition so sadly gave up on the project and decided to join a company.
Violation Radar [2014 - Present]
Violation Radar is a building code complaint and violation tracker that is utilized by property management companies. Its built on Ruby on Rails. It utilizes web scraping scripts and open data APIs provided by municipalities to ensure that property management companies have the latest information regarding properties under management.