Work

Here's a selection of cool things I've worked on.

gethook Founder

gethook makes Stripe-tier webhook tooling available for all platforms you want to integrate with.

Analytics
Next.js
SaaS
Vercel

Third party vendors will often make an API available for integration, but market incentives aren't there for these vendors to invest heavily in developer experience. The result is that webhook integration projects are often far more complicated and time-intensive than originally estimated.

gethook is a developer tool which adds realtime monitoring, observability, and time travel capabilities to any webhook producer you want to integrate with.

AdmitYogi Essays Lead Engineer

AdmitYogi Essays is an AI-powered essay review service which improves equity in the college admissions process by democratizing access to essay review.

AI
EdTech
LLMs
Next.js
SaaS
Vercel

I was brought on to this project to build out the initial MVP and prove the product concept. Managing one other engineer and working closely with our product manager, we released a beta build after a couple months of development.

AdmitYogi Essays leverages a multi-faceted AI pipeline to produce essay reviews that are near identical to human reviews. College admissions essays vary across many different dimensions, making it impossible to apply a "one size fits all" model.

Crimson Global Academy Engineering Team Lead

Crimson Global Academy is the world's first fully online global high school, and offers a differentiated education experience through its in-house technology platform.

AWS
DevOps
EdTech
Kubernetes
People Management
React.js

I lead Crimson Global Academy's software engineering team, and own the wider organization's DevOps platform and internal tooling. I've played an active role in controlling cloud costs, streamlining value delivery, and enabling engineers to do their best work.

Since joining we've rolled out a brand new web portal for parents, an online platform for collecting student and teacher feedback, an asynchronous video review system, and a student achievements system called 'CGA Badges.' I also provided technical advice to our Revision Village team during their initial build out.

Deltaschool AI Faculty

Deltaschool offers an "AI Fellowship" program for audacious high school students. The AI Fellowship teaches a range of machine learning topics over an intensive 4-week program.

AI
Deep Learning
Education
Pytorch
Tensorflow

I'm AI Faculty at Deltaschool, and gave advice on the program's structure during its formative months. Since Deltaschool got off the ground, I've continued to participate by teaching workshops such as "Advanced Generative AI: Intro to GANs."

Papyrus Founder

Papyrus transforms stale math lessons into rich, digital experiences. EdTech has failed to fully realize the concept of the 'digital classroom', and Papyrus aims to change that by providing powerful technology that comfortably fits around teachers' existing pedagogical methods.

AWS
React.js
spaCy NLP
Data Visualization
Computer Algebra
SaaS

I started Papyrus as a side project during COVID lockdown, in order to investigate ways to make mathematics more engaging. Math is an incredibly useful subject, and mastery of it can have substantial impacts on a person's long-term success. Unfortunately, however, most students dislike the subject—despite educators' best efforts.

Despite US$227B* of EdTech spend, current approaches to digital learning have failed to generate any significant boost to learner achievement. Papyrus seeks to change that by turning dreary math lessons into vibrant, explorative playgrounds which entice students into a growth mindset.

Kwotimation™ Director of Engineering

The average tiler spends 10 hours a week quoting jobs and only manages to convert 33% of them. Kwotimation offers an automated quoting solution for them, saving them time, effort, and money while also bringing them online — unleashing new channels for growing their business.

AWS
React.js
Project Management
TDD
Analytics
People Management
SaaS

I helped Kwotimation escape development hell. Kwotimation had previously worked with two other development teams that had failed to deliver a working product for them.

Over the next couple of months, I scoped out the work required to build the MVP of their product and then executed on an aggressive development roadmap. We rebuilt the SaaS application's front-end and built out substantial amounts of new functionality.

Get in touch 👋

If you're working on an innovative web or AI software product, then I'd love to hear about it. If we both see value in working together, we can move forward. And if not—we both had a nice chat and have a new connection.
Send me an email at hello@sophiabits.com