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. The best way to know more about me is to read this GeekWire profile.

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

I've worked at a couple places like Google and LensKart. That was fun.

I started the first, and now the biggest, developer club - UW Hackers - to expose students to modern technology not present in the classroom. I also co-founded and lead the biggest student hackathon here - 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).



Summer '15 - Mountain View

I'll be interning at Google with the Google Cloud Platform (Developer Relations) team.


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.


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).


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.


Web Apps

Storming.me - Compose a tweet with no character limit and post it as an image

Nightingale - Personal music playlist powered by your Twitter friends

Harmonic - Tinder for music. #1 at Facebook PNW Hackathon '14

ZipUp - Yelp for Bathrooms. #1 at CodeDay Seattle Jan '14

What would I tweet? - Tweet generator based on Markov probabilities


Jreddit - Java wrapper for Reddit API

Qnowledge - Knowledge API for Quora (REST)

TPB API - Unofficial Python API for ThePirateBay

HackerNews API - Unofficial Python API for Hacker News

UW Open Data – Unofficial data API for UW course catalog


SoundWall - Faster music discovery using a grid interface

griddit - Orgasmic interface for image subreddits

SoundCloud Instant - Instant search for SoundCloud

s - High-performance, anonymous URL shortener

Native Apps

PebBus - Pebble app for OneBusAway

Pillar - Suicide prevention app for Android

YALT - Lightweight and minimal flashcard app

Moodic Player - Builds a music playlist based on user's mood

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

Other Projects

validator.dart - String validation and sanitization library for Dart

100+ Projects - List of 100+ practical, language-agnostinc projects. 6k+ stars

RedditAgain – Automates migrating a Reddit account to a new one

Social Pins – Social badges on the fly (Twitter, Facebook / png, svg)

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