AdTech Machine Learning Consultant
I specialize in Advertising Technology, specifically utilizing Machine Learning to improve user engagement with ads.
I've worked at several top tech companies doing Machine Learning: PayPal, Yelp, Reddit, etc.
I first got into software engineering at thirteen years old. I built and released my first custom mobile operating systems during middle school. Over the years, I've learned various technologies (from mobile/web to ML), but my interests always revolved around advertising and marketing.
Currently, I'm a machine learning consultant that specializes in combining AdTech + personalization/recommendations. I've practiced Machine Learning and AdTech at companies like PayPal, Yelp, Reddit, and Threadloom.
Before I got into machine learning, I ventured into web development. This help solidified my interest in helping improve user experience regardless of the platform. I brought my previous mobile app development knoweldge to web development, in order to help raise the bar concerning user experience for mobile users on web pages.
After my time in the mobile operating system development in middle school and early high school, I ventured into app development. I've privately and professionally developed numerous apps, some as complex as Facebook and Snapchat. This is what initially got me interested in creating memorarable experiences for users.
Middle School Days
Just some links and background information into my middle school days if you're interested
I ported the MIUI custom ROM to the Motorola Triumph Android phone. It was used as the daily operating system for over five thousand Motorola Triumph phone owners. (Link)
Before the Motorola Triumph was fully unlocked. I made and released a ROM to the public called: "Princely ROM." This ROM was based on the stock operating system that came with the Motorola Triumph. It included extra operating system features, speed improvements, battery life improvements, and several unique visual themes. Each variant of his Princely ROM received thousands of downloads. (Link)
To accompany my MIUI ROM port, I released an Android kernel for the Motorola Triumph. It was based on the stock operating system kernel that came with the phone, as well as multiple open source kernels. It, along with my MIUI ROM, was then ported by other developers to similar devices. (Link)
More Personal Background
I was born in the US Virgin Islands. I've lived in many states, but my favorite is definitely California.
I previously attended the Georgia Institute of Technology studying Computer Science (specializing in Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence). After that, I attended both Make School and the Dominican University of California studying data science and machine learning in Silicon Valley.