I'm currently a software engineer at Hillary for America. Working with Python and AWS services on the backend and React, Babel, and NuclearJS on the frontend, I'm building a number of field organizing tools to aid the campaign. Some of my projects have included a polling place lookup tool, voting education experience and a phone banking app.
At Gawker Media, I worked as a frontend engineer developing their publishing platform, Kinja. While there I spent a lot of time refactoring the frontend Backbone platform, implementing design patterns with Marionette JS. I also lead work on native iOS reader prototypes for Kinja.
At Yahoo! I worked as a product manager on the publishing products platform. I was responsible for the international launches of our then user generated content platform, Yahoo! Contributor Network, and helped manage the development of a new suite of internal publishing tools for Yahoo! editors worldwide.
Download now in the App Store! Buttr is an iOS kitchen timer app full of flavor. Buttr was built in Swift and designed by Kurt Yalcin. Buttr uses some custom written UI controls drawn with Core Graphics, and persists timers using Core Data to keep track of time when the app is in the background. Tap Butter the dog (inspired by the real Butter) for some fun Core Animation!
500 days is a sample application designed in Sketch and written in Objective-C. The app tracks the progress of the Gawker series 500 Days of Kristin. On load, the app fetches content from Gawker's tag API and then persists article data locally with Core Data. As you scroll through the timeline, you can tap timeline cells to load a webview with the article from that day.