I'm currently at Hillary for America, working on our site's CMS and civic engagement tools to aid the campaign.
From spring 2014 to fall 2015 I worked as a front-end engineer on Gawker Media's publishing platform, Kinja. I spent a majority of that time refactoring our Backbone codebase and implementing new and consistent architectural patterns with Marionette. Additionally, I spent time working on several native iOS reader prototypes.
After graduating in 2011, I worked at Yahoo! as a product manager on the publishing products platform. I was responsible for the international launches of our then UGC platform, Yahoo! Contributor Network, as well as developing specs for 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.