Hi, I am Mark, an enthusiastic and self-motivated Computer Science student at New York University Abu Dhabi. I also had a great privilege of being a part of the pioneer class of THINK Global School, the world's first traveling high school.


Although I have focused on Web Development for 2 years, I recently discovered the grand potential of learning about the world through data. I am now developing a solid foundation in Data Science on Coursera. Quick learner who absorbs new ideas and loves tackling stretch projects that are above his current level of expertise.

CODE

You can find most of my code on github or skim through a quick summary on my resume. Over the past few years I have contributed to the following projects and organizations:


GREEN NAVIGATION

Green Navigation is a great open source project that aims to build energy efficient routes for electric vehicles. As a part of the Google Summer of Code program, I joined the team re-think the current UI to make the web app look polished and conform to Google's Material Design Guidelines. Check out the demo here or read the full summary of my work.

I revamped the front end of the app, maintained and developed custom Polymer elements, and integrated live weather, precipitation, and traffic data into Google & Leaflet maps via open APIs.

The work was remote and thus, largely independent, which was a very enjoyable learning challenge.


DATARY

Datary is an early stage startup in Madrid that is building a data marketplace for corporate users. During my time there I used Polymer to design and develop Web Components and helped to refactor the existing Angular codebase. The internship was en espaƱol :)


COMMUNITECH

Designed and developed websites using AngularJS and jQuery for conferences and job fairs organized by Communitech, a major technology hub in Waterloo, Canada.

PERSONAL

In my spare time I enjoy training for triathlons and running competitions, strumming a few chords on the guitar and exploring the world with my camera. Check some of my photos out on flickr.


I have recently started a blog to document my thoughts on Communication x Technology, which might also contain occasional posts on other topics.