hello

i'm jackson, a software developer.

About me

Iā€™m a senior at the University of Florida šŸŠ studying Computer Science with a minor in Math. During my first three years at UF, I've had the opportunity to participate in hackathons and build a variety of personal projects, serve as a Teaching Assistant, and intern full time as a Software Engineer in the SF Bay Area šŸŒ.

When I'm not coding or browsing Pinterest, I enjoy practicing yoga šŸ§˜šŸ¼ā€ā™‚ļø, running šŸƒšŸ¼ā€ā™‚ļø, and engaging with the community through volunteering and working at local coffee shops ā˜•ļø. I'm passionate about technology and excited by any opportunity to direct that passion towards making a positive impact in peoples' lives.

Experience

Software Engineer Intern

May 2022 - August 2022

  • Optimized a core ML predictor node for Instagram and Messenger in C++ resulting in 15% lower CPU utilization and 10% higher throughput which freed 146 machines across 20 regions during a company wide server crunch.
  • Designed and implemented a local cache for Messenger's Video recommendation serving infra which reduced CPU utilization by 10% while consuming less than one gigabyte of memory.
    Machine LearningC++PHPPython

Projects

Sock: for shared spaces

A cross-platform native mobile app for roommates to manage shared spaces. Sock (beta) has received over 50 downloads and has approximately 20 daily active users.

    TypescriptReact NativeGoogle Cloud Platform

Applied Data Science: Content Recommendation Systems

An analysis of a variety of machine learning approaches relevant for content recommendation with sparse data.

    Content FilteringCollaborative FilteringSparse NN

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