About

Grant Timmerman

Hello there! I'm Grant Timmerman, a web entrepreneur and maker. I love making beautiful user experiences and tackling algorithmic challenges.

Projects

I shipped it

  1. AlgoDB

    AlgoDB

    A search engine for algorithms.

  2. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye

    Keep an eye on the flights of friends and family.

  3. Harbor

    Harbor

    A College Party Safety Kit

  4. DubHacks 2015

    DubHacks 2015

    Directed the second annual DubHack hackathon.

  5. Nest Vacation Tracker

    Nest Vacation Tracker

    Save money by automattically turning off Nest when on vacation.

  6. Capture

    Capture

    Capture is an iOS app that allows you to generate websites from hand-drawn mocks.

  7. Snappo

    Snappo

    Snappo is a location-based social media app for taking selfies.

  8. Hawk

    Hawk

    A parental monitoring app that allows you to easily check-in on your teen driver.

  9. Github Issues

    Github Issues

    A mobile redesign of Github Issues

  10. Rollen

    Rollen

    Find movies with your friends

  11. Product Grunt

    Product Grunt

    The worst old products, every day

  12. SafeBaby

    SafeBaby

    Check up on your baby from afar

  13. Herder

    Herder

    Analytics for Uber drivers to maximize their revenue

  14. Awear

    Awear

    Contextually aware wearables

  15. Speekr

    Speekr

    Perfect your foreign language accent

  16. socket.io chat

    socket.io chat

    Official chat demo for socket.io

  17. Dubhacks 2014

    Dubhacks 2014

    Founded the largest hackathon in the Pacific Northwest.

  18. Harmonic

    Harmonic

    A new way of discovering music with your friends.

  19. Leap Pong

    Leap Pong

    Multiplayer pong game where you use your hands as paddles.

  20. HN Plays 2048

    HN Plays 2048

    Twitch Plays version of 2048.

  21. Milestone

    Milestone

    Find the path to your dream job.

  22. Sudo Soldiers

    Sudo Soldiers

    An organization of UW hackers who teach each other dev skills.

  23. The Four Elements

    The Four Elements

    Master the four elements by solving marble puzzles.

  24. Cellular Warfare

    Cellular Warfare

    Conquer the cell kingdom and evolve into an almighty cell!

  25. Vidwall

    Vidwall

    Watch multiple videos instantly.

  26. Google Glass OCR

    Google Glass OCR

    Recognize text via Glass.

  27. Are You Hungry Now

    Are You Hungry Now

    Find people nearby who are hungry and grab lunch together.

  28. Acadee

    Acadee

    A simple classroom assignment manager.

Experience

  1. Google
    Google - Developer Platform Engineer
    2017

    Building awesome developer experiences. (Javascript, Objective-C, Python)

  2. Sift
    Sift Science - Software Engineer
    2016 - 2017

    Innovating the data visualization and machine learning systems of Sift Science. (Java, React, SCSS)

  3. Google
    Google - Software Engineer Intern
    Summer 2015

    Designed and developed an Android device validator that dramatically reduces the number of failed app submission for Android Auto, TV, and Wear. The validator detects common app issues during develop time in Android Studio and submission time in the Play Store. (Java, C++)

  4. Sift
    Sift Science - Software Engineer Intern
    Winter 2015

    Built historical Sift scores visualization, feature gating/pricing changes backend and frontend, and redesigned user details page for Sift Science's console. (Java, Maven, HBase, React, SCSS, D3)

  5. LinkedIn
    LinkedIn - Software Engineer Intern
    Summer 2014

    Built the server-side infrastructure for internationalizing skills on LinkedIn, allowing recruiters to search for skilled professionals around the world independent of their language. The skills feature affects over 60 million page views per month and 320+ million members. (Java, Kafka, Avro, Pig, MapReduce, Rest.li, Ruby)

  6. Facebook
    Facebook Open Academy - Socket.IO
    Jan - June '14

    Hand-picked to contribute to Facebook’s open-sourced projects as a part of Facebook’s Open Academy Program. Created Socket.IO's official example app Socket.IO Chat. This example is used to teach newcomers how to use Socket.IO from scratch. Here's a video demo of the app given by Socket.IO's founder Guillermo Rauch. (JS)
  7. Tableau Software
    Tableau Software - Software Engineer Intern
    Summer 2013

    Designed and implemented two flagship features for Tableau’s big data visualization software:
    • Fully built transparent objects (e.g. legends, images, text regions) for Tableau’s web visualization engine. Feature shipped and was demoed live in front of 3,000 customers at Tableau’s Customer Conference 2013. Also codeveloped support for high dpi vizes. (Script#)
    • Developed Tableau’s #1 customer request JavaScript API feature: the ability to get a viz’s data programmatically (via getUnderlyingDataAsync and getSummaryDataAsync API commands) with the ability to support data cubes. (Script#, Java, C++)
  8. Nor1
    Nor1 - Software Engineer Intern
    Summer 2012

    Built comprehensive web applications doing both front-end and back-end development:
    • Created a spreadsheet-like web application that allows hotel property managers to input current hotel inventory into Nor1’s analytical engine. (CakePHP, JS)
    • Built a live data feed web application that processed data from database records and presented the interpreted data in a user-friendly, easy-to-read live feed of real-time data. (CakePHP, JS)
  9. Kongregate
    Kongregate - Game Dev
    Nov '08 - Nov '11

    Developed indie Flash games such as Cellular Warfare and The Four Elements. (ActionScript, Kongregate API)