Brandon T. Kowalski

Geek, programmer & ambivert.

Co-Founder at Abstract Elemental

Software Engineer at Cornell University

side projects


is a lightweight storage for your programming notes.


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


is a web application that allows school administrators to easily create & send notices out to their campus community.


is a simple library for sending emails powered by Freemarker. No postman or milkman to steal your mom here.

work projects

Freedom on the Move

is a crowdsourcing endeavor to transcribe Antebellum runaway slave advertisements.


Curiosity's Fulcrum

was presented at IASSIST 2018 & and explores how to leverage the citizen historian to explore and transcribe the history of the Antebellum South.

Metadata-Driven Gamification

was presented at NADDI 2017 & discussess how the Freedom on the Move project leverages metadata in order to provide a rewarding experience.

giving back

Day with Code

is 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 toys for code, this would be the reference implementation.



is where all the fruits of my free time end up.


is where I complain about my internet service.