Things I've built

FlightAware Alerts

FlightAware Alerts

Flight notifications (e.g. notify the person picking you up when your flight is 30 mins out). Lots of tricky usability issues and we nailed it. Now a core part of FlightAware's product and a massive driver of growth.

Compliment Gossip

Compliment Gossip

Send a physical card with a compliment to a friend and track it as the gesture gets passed along. Built this viral tool to capture a fascinating dataset of my social network. complimentgossip.com (invite-only)

Senate partisanship

Senate partisanship

Simple visual of the huge increase in partisanship over the last two decades. I was frustrated by inaction on immigration issues in Congress and built this in a day. It struck a chord with people. Forbes profile

Wizzy

Wizzy

Overlay a random song on a video. Built in college with friends and turned out to be crazy fun. Huge week-over-week growth, it took over an entire high school in Chicago overnight. getwizzy.com

Mail merge

Mail merge is a 🚆 wreck

Every time I use mail merge, I get frustrated by the clunkiness and scared of the embarrasement of sending an email with a broken *|FNAME|*. This is what mail merge should looks like. demo

Fives

Fives

Newsletter featuring five new cutting-edge research and technology ideas, co-authored with an MIT researcher. Got over my hatred for designing HTML emails to give a voice to fascinating research. subscribe

Frank

Frank

Frank asks, What do you want to remember about today? Frank calls every night and records your answer. Incredible reception on launch; longtime users are always starstruck to meet Frank in person. callfrank.org

MiseryMap

MiseryMap

How is this storm going to affect flight delays? Built while stuck in an airport: sold to FlightAware and made a standalone product. Featured on the TODAY show, NBC News, FOX and more. MiseryMap

Confidential

All the things I made at Disney I can talk about publicly