Brandon T. Kowalski

Geek, programmer & ambivert.

Co-Founder at Abstract Elemental

Software Engineer at Cornell University

side projects

fieldnote

is a lightweight storage for your programming notes.

Claptrap

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

univFeed

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

postage

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.

presentations

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.

elsewhere

GitHub

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

Twitter

is where I complain about my internet service.