An unparalleled legal writing and publishing platform.
LegalPad gives lawyers amazing legal research tools as they write about the law (including bookmarking quotes for later insertion as well as legal citation autocompletion) as well as a beautiful place to publish and an audience to publish to. When they publish content about a specific legal opinion, it's also made available in the sidebar of the case!
I'm a former graduate student in the humanities with a specialization in linguistic morphology and text mining. I have a passion for learning and sharing what I've learned, which makes me not just a talented engineer with a good knowledge of algorithms but also a skilled teacher and evangelist.
I build and run engineering teams that deliver results on schedule. Probably the crowning achievement of my career so far was LegalPad, Casetext's multi-user legal publication platform. It describes documents as sequence-based reconciliation of operational transforms so they're concurrently editable. It also autocompletes legal citations.
I'm an accomplished public speaker. I've taught at Princeton and both participated in and moderated panels on such diverse subjects as iOS application development, Unicode character encoding, and social media marketing strategy. I also guest lectured for Brian Kernighan.
I once made a computer explode using nothing but its own parts. Amazing what you can do with reverse-biased filter capacitors and power supply lint.
Fresh out of high school, I wrote the control software for a marine GPS receiver in 8051 assembly language. It saved my dad's life the next year during a storm on Lake Michigan.
I want to change the way people read, interact with what they've read, and learn together. I want people to be able to find out more about what they've been reading faster using tools that promote collaboration and human contact.