NU Hacks: List of Mentors

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This is a list of people in, on, or around the NUHacks community who wouldn't mind talking about things with people. Want to learn a thing? Hit up someone with similar interests! Want to mentor an underclassman or five? Fork the repo.

Alice Young (website)CCIS: alice

I whip stylesheets into shape. Transferred to NU 2 years ago from a silly southern art school. Was on the organizing team for HackBeanpot 2014.

I've got experience with the following:

  • HTML/CSS
  • Sass
  • Jade
  • Wordpress

Open to chatting about:

  • Front-end Web Design
  • Hack culture
  • Intersectional feminism
  • Contemporary art
  • Mixed media painting
  • Laser cutting
  • American and East Asian politics

Molly White (website)CCIS: molly

I do free and open-source software. I do a lot of work with Wikimedia and MediaWiki, and I write Twitter bots sometimes.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Javascript

Open to chatting about:

  • free/libre/open-source software
  • Wikimedia movement
  • MediaWiki
  • feminism
  • bots

Chris Beiser (website)CCIS: ctbeiser

I make apps sometimes, but mostly I think about software making a more beautiful world.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Quartz Composer + Origami
  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • Python
  • Sketch
  • Paintcode

Open to chatting about:

  • UI Design
  • Typography + Type design
  • iOS Dev
  • UI Prototyping

Ryan PlessnerCCIS: rpless

I do whatever needs doing. When I'm not brewing beer or performing surgery, I hack on my game engine side projects or some website or other.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Groovy
  • Scala
  • Racket

Open to chatting about:

  • 3D Graphics
  • OpenGL
  • Compilers
  • Game Engines
  • DIY
  • Beer Making
  • Heavy Metal
  • Amatuer Surgery

Michael Coppola (website)CCIS: mcoppola

I like breaking code and hacking in the security sense. The lower level, the better.

I've got experience with the following:

  • C
  • ASM (x86/ARM)
  • Python
  • Racket

Open to chatting about:

  • Security
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Vulnerability Research
  • Rootkit Development
  • Hardware Hacking
  • Linux Kernel
  • Embedded Systems
  • CTF

Pranav Gandhi (website)CCIS: hyfi

I like building scalable systems and work on random projects. I'm a developer turned sysadmin/operations person.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Django/Flask/SQLAlchemy/Jinja
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • HTML/CSS
  • Jade
  • SASS
  • Puppet
  • Ruby

Open to chatting about:

  • Systems Administration
  • Operations
  • Scalability
  • Dubstep
  • #GSD
  • #JFDI

Ali Ukani (website)CCIS: aliukani

I make dope things for your browser. Web dev + generalist.

I've got experience with the following:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • Node
  • Backbone

Open to chatting about:

  • web development
  • hack culture
  • music
  • rock climbing

Paul FurtadoCCIS: pfurtado

Engineering and operations. I'm interested in all facets of Computer Science and I like things with more moving parts. If you don't know where to start, talk to me.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Bash
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • C
  • SQL
  • Racket
  • C#

Open to chatting about:

  • Linux
  • Virtualization
  • Electronics
  • Performance
  • Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • Automation
  • Databases
  • Systems Administration
  • ARM
  • Hardware
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microcontrollers
  • Automotive Electronics

Jonathan Goodwin (website)CCIS: goodwin

I’m an ex-Economist turned developer turned systems operations person. I love talking, so come talk to me!

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Bash
  • Zsh
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS

Open to chatting about:

  • Linux
  • Systems Administration/Engineering
  • Automation
  • Scalability
  • Electronic Music
  • Operations
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Graphing
  • Git

Mark Mossberg (website)CCIS: markmoss

I like security, hardware, and building fun and useful things.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • C/C++
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS

Open to chatting about:

  • Security
  • Networking
  • Operations
  • Hardware
  • Microcontrollers
  • (Live) Music
  • Electric Guitar
  • Home Recording/Audio Production
  • Longboarding

Sarah Laplante (website)CCIS: laplante

I know things about unicode that would curl your hair.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS
  • ZSH
  • Julia
  • GIT

Open to chatting about:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Civic Tech
  • Biking
  • Search Engines
  • Linguistics
  • Papercraft/Origami

Edwin Morris (website)

I really like the web. I'm into anything on hoverstat.es. I've done a bit of consulting and freelancing.

I've got experience with the following:

  • HTML/HAML, CSS/SASS, etc.
  • JavaScipt, jQuery, CoffeeScript, etc.
  • Rails, Middleman, Jekyll, etc.
  • Vim, Zsh
  • Git

Open to chatting about:

  • Interactive installation art
  • Leveraging the browser medium
  • Client relations, freelancing
  • Dutch typefaces

Isaac Boehman (website)CCIS: iboehman

I know things about SaaS operations. Sometimes I play with a yo-yo.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Ruby
  • Chef
  • Sensu
  • Python
  • Bash
  • HTML/CSS

Open to chatting about:

  • Operations
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Virtualization
  • Continuous Integration
  • DevOps
  • Coffee
  • Biking
  • Torrents
  • Minimalist Footwear
  • The Environment

Steven Toye (website)CCIS: stoye

I mess around with Linux distros, kick around ideas for logic-based computation, and was on the organizing team for HackBeanpot '14.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Python
  • Java
  • ACL2
  • PHP
  • Racket
  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Wordpress
  • Git

Open to chatting about:

  • Linux
  • Hack culture
  • Running
  • Version Control Systems
  • Logic-based computational theory
  • Language design
  • Music (composing, listening, whatever)
  • Databases
  • PsychTech

Spencer Florence (website)CCIS: florence

I rant, I teach, and I learn things--hopefully. Γ ⊢ λ : life.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Racket
  • Java
  • Scala(ish)
  • Rust
  • Bash
  • Javascript

Open to chatting about:

  • Programming Language Theory
  • Programming Tools
  • Emacs
  • Vim
  • Systems Administration
  • Compilers
  • Game Engines
  • Data Visualization (Graphs and GIFs yo)
  • Music, and lots of it
  • TES Lore

John Williams (website)

I travel, hack on projects, and teach stuff. Sometimes all at the same time. I major in IAF and miss Ubuntu 9.10.

I've got experience with the following:

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Bash

Open to chatting about:

  • Startups in the Developing World
  • Fixing up super broken laptops
  • UX and UX Research
  • FOSS and Hacker Lore
  • Politics, Technology, and Infrastructure
  • International Releations
  • Educational Theory and Ed Tech

DJ Hartman (website)CCIS: hartmand

Web generalist. Ruby and Rails are my bread and butter, but I'm also interested in front end web development and design.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Ruby (Frameworks like Rails, Sinatra, Jekyll)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript (also HAML, Markdown, Sass)
  • Git

Open to chatting about:

  • The web
  • Gamification and behaviour modification
  • Mindfulness
  • Designing for usability
  • Feminism, cultural criticism
  • Weird twitter
  • Trolling through Soundcloud
  • Weird snapchats

Dan Calacci (website)CCIS: dcalacci

I like the social sciences, too.

I've got experience with the following:

  • Racket
  • Python
  • Java
  • Android
  • Bash
  • HTML/CSS
  • Django
  • Perl
  • Emacs
  • Octave
  • Gephi
  • a little javascript
  • a little R
  • a little Scala
  • a little Ruby

Open to chatting about:

  • Data Science
  • Sociology
  • Politics
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Gender Theory
  • Civic Hacking
  • Computational Social Science
  • Feminism
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Self-Quantification
  • Mobile Development
  • Behavioral Health Apps
  • Robotics
  • Music (http://www.rdio.com/people/dcalacci/)