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'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).
GoogleSummer '15 - Mountain View
I'll be interning at Google with the Google Cloud Platform (Developer Relations) team.
DubHacks2014 - 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.
GoogleSummer '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.comSummer '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 iSchoolAug '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.
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
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
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
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
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)