Hello, I'm Karan

I make great ideas happen

Hi. I'm Karan Goel.

I design, build, and ship software that makes the world a better place.

I'm an undergraduate at the University of Washington in the Computer Science program.

I've interned at Google with the Street View team and at LensKart where I developed analytics dashboards for business intelligence.

At the UW, I started the first, and now the biggest, developer club - UW Hackers - to expose students to modern technology that is otherwise left out of the classroom. I also co-founded and lead the first, and the biggest, student hackathon in the Pacific Northwest - DubHacks.

Feel free to browse through this site or my blog, or read my resume and send me an email if you like what you see (I'm reasonably nice).

Work

DubHacks

2014 - Seattle

Founded the first student-led, and the biggest ever hackathon in the PNW. Led a team of 10 students, hosting 350+ students from all across the US and 30+ sponsor companies. GeekWire coverage.

Google

Summer '14 - Mountain View

I interned at Google with the Street View (Maps) team where I worked on making the data ingest pipeline more reliable and faster (for data center uploads).

Lenskart.com

Summer '13 - New Delhi

In Summer 2013, I interned at Lenskart.com as a Data Analyst and shipped two custom dashboards with realtime data streams using Tableau.

UW iSchool

Aug '12 - Aug '13 - Seattle

Assisted Jeff Huang as a Research Assistant. Collected data, ran statistical tests, visualized the findings and published a blog post about the results.

Projects

Harmonic

Tinder for music. #1 at Facebook PNW Hackathon

  • SoundCloud API
  • Facebook API
  • Nodejs
  • MongoDB

griddit

Orgasmic interface for image subreddits

  • Reddit API
  • Jquery

ZipUp

Yelp for Bathrooms. Hackathon project

  • Nodejs
  • MongoDB
  • Jquery

SoundWall

Faster music discovery using a sick interface

  • SoundCloud API
  • Jquery

SoundCloud Instant

Instant search for SoundCloud

  • SoundCloud API
  • Jquery

Pillar

Suicide prevention app for Android

  • Nodejs
  • MongoDB
  • Phonegap

Qnowledge

Knowledge API for Quora (REST)

  • Python
  • BeautifulSoup

What would I tweet?

Tweet generator based on Markov probabilities

  • Python
  • Angularjs
  • Math

s

High-performance, anonymous URL shortener

  • Nodejs
  • Redis
  • Angularjs

TPB API

Unofficial Python API for ThePirateBay

    100+ Projects

    List of 100+ practical, language-agnostinc projects

    HackerNews API

    Unofficial Python API for Hacker News

    jReddit

    Java wrapper for Reddit API

    YALT

    Lightweight and minimal flashcard app

    Moodic Player

    Builds a playlist based on mood

    Other Projects

    RedditAgain – Automates migrating a Reddit account to a new one
    UW Open Data – Unofficial data API for UW course catalog
    Social Pins – Social badges on the fly (Twitter, Facebook / png, svg)

    Web Components

    generator-customelement – Yeoman generator for scaffolding a Polymer custom element
    x-meme – The meme element for modern web
    sc-embed – Web component wrapper for embedding SoundCloud tracks

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    Hackathons