All City News
Running a small experiment in community-supported journalism. All City News is envisioned as a group of technically advanced independent muckrakers focused on the intricacies of local politics, a dedicated investigative journalism newswire service for the Bay Area, and a force for increased transparency and reform in local government, all rolled into one.
Facilitating high-impact investigative journalism in the San Francisco Bay Area with a SecureDrop system, which encrypts and anonymizes communications from sources to journalists.
Joining up again with the founder of Wishpop, his co-founder, and an awesome team to find top-notch developers and designers for a new startup, and evaluating elements of our software architecture.
Giving feedback and advice to Google's public policy team on new technologies, privacy issues, and hackerspaces.
Universal Income Project
Helping to coordinate events, membership, and new initiatives for a nonprofit advocating for universal basic income.
Running a micro-store selling books and art in secret locations throughout San Francisco.
Built a prototype Ruby on Rails application to help techies find local volunteering opportunities.
Directed the design and development of mobile wishlist app for kids. Plus a bit of short story writing, coding, recruiting, interviewing, UX design, systems administration, and whatever else needed to be done at this early-stage startup.
Led the content team for Planet Halo, now part of the IGN network, while I was in middle school. Wrote and edited news and content, directed a team of writers and moderators, and administered a large forum community. Grew the site to 1,000,000+ unique monthly front-page visitors and 100,000+ monthly forum visitors at its peak.