I'm a software developer making web and mobile apps for startups, small businesses, and non-profits. Lately, I've been working on a participatory memorial, a 3-D camera, and an outdoor iPhone game. On every project, my goal is to write beautiful code that pushes the boundaries of software.
Before going independent, I worked at Microsoft where, as a Program Manager, I designed features, coordinated teams, and spoke at conferences including TechEd and PDC. My team and I applied for eight patents.
I should admit, though, that not all of my achievements are so laudable. In 1999, a friend of mine mysteriously led the voting for Time's Person of the Century, and I may have used my programming skills to place my brother's cat atop KittenWar.
In my spare time, I mentor at Nano Hacker Academy, a program that offers free programming classes to middle school kids.
I'm always looking for interesting projects and good partners—people who care about their work and want to make a positive impact. If you might like to collaborate, please get in touch.
School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
1998 – 2003 · B.S.E. Computer Science and Engineering · Summa cum laude
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
1998 – 2003 · B.S. Economics, Finance concentration · Summa cum laude
Founder & Developer at Jonah Burke Software
2008 – Present · Created web and mobile apps for startups, small businesses, and non-profits
Senior Software Engineer at Hightower
2016 · Delivered features across iOS, Angular, and Rails; won craftsmanship award
Lead Developer at Big Think
2010 – 2011 · Led development as traffic quintupled to a million unique visitors per month
Founder & Developer at Darfur Foundation
2006 – 2007 · Raised $100,000 for Sudan via participatory memorial
Program Manager at Microsoft
2003 – 2006 · Designed EAI features of SharePoint; filed 8 patents
2015 – Present · Designed and taught programming classes for middle school kids
Northampton Center for the Arts
2006 – Present · Maintained website for hometown arts center
2008 – 2012 · Raised money for Doctors Without Borders and other NGOs working in Sudan
Seattle Children's Hospital
2006 · Cleaned beds, sterilized toys, cheered up kids
2003 – 2006 · Recruited and led teams of volunteers on annual community service day
West Philadelphia Tutoring Project
1998 – 2002 · Tutored elementary and high school students in reading and math
University of Pennsylvania
1999 · Tutor for introductory computer science courses
iOS, OS X, Linux, Windows · Cocoa, Rails, Angular, .NET · OpenGL, Cocos2D, Box2D · MySQL, SQLite, SQL Server · TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS · AWS, Puppet, Chef · myriad libraries and APIs
English (fluent), Spanish (advanced), Italian (beginning)