Brandon T. Kowalski

Geek, programmer & ambivert.

current roles

Cornell University

[May 2016 - Now]

software engineer at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)

Abstract Elemental

[August 2017 - Now]

co-founder of an Ithaca based software development firm

past roles

TIAA (Envisage Information Systems)

[June 2014 - May 2016]

software developer of various retirement industry related products

libraries

fannypack

library that loads tagged sql queries by name for use in your application (yay syntax highlighing! boo string literals!)

postage

library for sending emails powered by Freemarker

work projects

rip-var-winkle

a microservice that snags variable metadata from popular statistical software files

side projects

Claptrap

utility that provides a web interface to a fake SMTP server. Use it to test your application's email capabilities

univFeed

application that allows school administrators to easily create & send notices out to their campus community

presentations

Rediscovering the Stories of
 Self-Liberating People

presented at IASSIST 2019 (Sydney, NSW, AU) & explores the launch of Freedom on the Move and our desire to link disparate data sources

Curiosity's Fulcrum

presented at IASSIST 2018 (Montréal, QC, CA) & explores how to leverage the citizen historian to explore and transcribe the history of the Antebellum South

Metadata-Driven Gamification

presented at NADDI 2017 (Ithaca, NY, USA) & discussess how the Freedom on the Move project leverages metadata in order to provide a rewarding experience

giving back

Day with Code

a weekend workshop for middle schoolers that teaches the fundamentals of programming using Scratch

the sandbox

Kowalski R&D

if there was an island of misfit code, this is the reference implementation

elsewhere

Keybase

identity verification & public key

GitHub

where all the fruits of my free time ends up

Twitter

where I complain about my internet service