white/asian queer trans femme software dev
Working at Google, exploring NYC, bouldering, mourning the loss of my late feline love, volunteering, occasionally reading, taking photos, hiking, socializing.
I'm a software developer at Google. I'm on the Crisis Response team, but they're getting restructured, so ... stay tuned! I got mentioned on the Google Official Blog [ here ] for being a 20% engineer-on-loan, helping UNICEF develop tools for mapping the spread of the Zika virus.
I previously worked at Yelp for 3 years, where I was first on the Search Infrastructure team, integrating ElasticSearch into our production environment, and later on the Search Data team, using machine learning techniques to cureate Yelp's data. I wrote up some of the work I did on the Autocategorizer here. (The first initial on that page is of my previous name, Nick).
After Yelp, I did a 3-month temporary contract at Desmos, where I improved testing setups, spearheaded development on the re-designed Activity Builder, and lent some of my search expertise.
You can read more about what I do on my resume.
I was a student at UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Ras Bodik. I worked on tools to facilitate development of GPU programs, using SKETCH and Haskell EDSLs. A while before that, I independently built a CUDA video coder using GA-tuned lifting wavelets.
I wrote a small open-source fork-based parallelism library vimap, which was developed partly at Yelp. Vimap is primarily aimed at small tasks, like ad-hoc analysis or data loading [e.g. into ElasticSearch], when you don't need the scale of map-reduce or the like, but serial execution is too slow.
I'm genderqueer and physically transitioning / transitioned / transsexual-like / err ... something. The latter term has various gender identity implications which don't hold true for me, so I usually just call myself "genderqueer" if/when necessary. I use gender-neutral pronouns and language (I don't care which neutral pronoun, just try to gender me correctly; I suggest ze/zir or they/them/their). [ More on pronouns ]
Lyon-Martin, the ACLU, Democracy Now, Amnesty International, Breast Cancer Action, the Ada initiative, Planned Parenthood. Things I no longer financially contribute to / fully support: the HRC with its hetero-assimilationism.
I have a few random subpages; they're very casual writing and I'd appreciate you reading them generously (don't nitpick, try not to be offended if i wrote something stupid). [ about my name change ] [ quick thoughts on invasive body questions ] [ body butter ]
email: [gatoatigrado at gmail]; cell: 443-267-8864