It's a new year, so out with the old and in with the new. The old static website is gone, and has been replaced with this blog which I'll post my ideas and projects from time to time.
What I Do
In 2015 I started a company called Storj Labs, where I am currently the CEO/CTO. Our mission is to create a peer-to-peer cloud storage network powered by users. We aim to be the fastest, most secure, most private, and cheapest cloud storage provider.
I graduated Morehouse College with a BS in Computer Science in 2014. I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science in the OMSCS program at Georgia Tech. I've conducted research at University of Washington and Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
Some of the stuff I've worked on in the past.
Got involved with Bitcoin in 2012 and it changed my life. Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. It is one of the first highly successful examples of an incentive driven decentralized network.I started out at a Bitcoin miner, but really fell in love with the technology and what it could do. I made small contributions to Bitcoin Core, got involved with projects such as Peercoin, Primecoin, and BitShares.
After that I focused on my own project, Storj to harness some of that of that technology into a peer-to-peer cloud storage network. After raising $500k to fund the open-source project in 2014, I founded a company called Storj Labs to further the concept and the technology.
In my early years I built a tutorial series teaching people how to use the 3D animation and graphics program Blender. The series has about 3.6 million views to date. I no longer do this, but it was great fun and I learned a ton about building communities and teaching.
Small Code Projects
- PyTrack - A computer vision object and motion tracking tool. Currently allows you to track and report the location of a single object in a video. Developed at the University of Washington as part of a REU program at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.
- Zombie Factory - A zombie shooting game made with Python. Part of my experiments with PyGame, a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games.
- Sketch and Shake - An etch-a-sketch app, designed during Experience Microsoft 2012, for Windows Phone 7. You can draw with your finger and shake your phone to erase. Written in C#. This app has been recommended and featured by AppDeals. Best of all it is free to download.
- PHP IRC Bot - A simple, object oriented, and PHP based IRC Bot for games, channel logging and management. No special software needed, simply run it on any webserver or LAMP stack. You can easily extend it with your own modules in PHP, rather than some custom scripting language.