Kevin is an entrepreneur with a background in math and computer science. His focus is on outstanding design. He and cofounder Kyle Hickinson are currently working on Permanent, the touch spreadsheet.
His iOS app Umbrella appeared in six Apple commercials during the iPhone 3GS campaign (Avid, Dine-in Dine-out, Gift, Nature Lovers, Song, and Travel). Umbrella reached #4 in the Weather category. His app BarSlot reached #2 in the Navigation category. Permanent was ranked the #2 Business app in the U.S. and #1 in 13 other countries.
Kevin leads the open-source K project Kona. K is a programming language that's seen success among small, elite Wall Street teams. Programs written in K are short and shockingly fast.
Kevin previously worked as an inaugural member of the search team at Etsy, building features like their category search and search autosuggest. Etsy is currently a top 50 US site serving over 1B pageviews/month.
He has $3.20 in Knuth checks (get one) and a master's degree in computer science from NYU.
You can find Kevin's email by running
git log on any of his GitHub projects.
- VentureBeat - A pretty, elegant iPad app for … wait, spreadsheets? Seriously?
- Lambda the Ultimate - Kona
- Computational Complexity Blog - 17x17/Grid Coloring