condensed version

For an executive summary, my current CV clocks in at two pages.

teaching

To align my individual incentives with the public good, UCLA gives each quarter's students the opportunity to rate my performance as their TA or instructor. My overall mean rating comes in at 8.57/9, with a median of 9/9; the latter also holds pointwise. I am occasionally asked to provide more motivation in tying economic themes together, a skill which is improving over time.

Economics 97: The Economic Toolkit (UCLA, Summer 2013)

Economics 106D: Market Design (UCLA, Spring 2013) Mean 8.82; median 9 | class notes

"One of the best econ TAs I've had. I hope you become an econ professor somewhere awesome."

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Economics 41: Statistics for Economists (UCLA, Winter 2013) Mean 8.60; median 9 | class notes

"You sir are a BEAST!"

I am a straight gem.
Ed. note: I happen to enjoy pepperoni pizza.

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Economics 101: Microeconomic Theory (UCLA, Fall 2012) Mean 8.65; median 9 | class notes

"[...] Hope Kyle will teach econ here as a professor soon."

I am a [bomb]

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Economics 11: Microeconomic Theory (UCLA, Spring 2012) Mean 8.67; median 9 | class notes

"Kyle balls out. He's the man. Best TA I've ever had. Thanks, homie."

(sadly there was a mix-up in evaluations, and only half were returned)

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Economics 41: Statistics for Economists (UCLA, Winter 2012) Mean 8.51; median 9 | class notes

"Phenomenal job. Honestly the most comprehensive TA I have ever had. You would make one of the best professors this school offers. Good luck and thank you for the time you put into your precision and care."

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Economics 201A: Microeconomics (UCLA, Fall 2011) Mean 8.56; median 9

"Kyle is the best TA. He was always available and responsive, came prepared, and thoroughly answered questions."

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Economics M134A: Environmental Economics (UCLA, Summer 2011)

Global Green Business Week (UCLA, Summer 2011)class notes

Covered a motivation of and introduction to game theory for high school students, by way of demonstrating that other people's choices affect the choices we would like to make.

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Economics 201C: Welfare Economics (UCLA, Spring 2011) Mean 8.37; median 9 | class notes

Economics 101: Microeconomic Theory (UCLA, Winter 2011) Mean 8.23; median 9 | class notes

"List of top 5 people I want to be: (1) Derek Jeter; (2) Johnny Depp; (3) Andy Roddick; (4) Michael Burry; (5) Kyle Woodward"

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Economics 41: Statistics for Economists (UCLA, Fall 2010) Mean 8.27; median 9 | class notes

"Kyle was really clear. He was effective, straightforward, and super helpful. He also gave us cookies, which in no way influenced my evaluation. Seriously, though, he was really good. Give him a raise, because he really works hard to make us learn."

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Introduction to Computer Science (Phillips Academy Andover, Summer 2005)

A six-week course covering an introduction to C++ programming. Things went well until I forced recursion and pointers into the final week; I do believe my three charges are more than capable of writing competent programs.

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Algebra II (Phillips Academy Andover, Summer 2005)

TA'd for a course with roughly twenty tenth-graders. Teaching this basic content did more to build my powers of explanation than any amount of training could have. I can still teach memorization of the quadratic formula by way of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

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professional

I've been steadily — if not gainfully — employed since high school, and have acquired a number of unanticipated skills along the way. With luck my future employment won't center on my ability to fix a printer, sort mail, set up a corporate VPN, sell a product warranty, navigate a city, be a chauffeur, or monitor the comings-and-goings of seventeen-year-olds, but in this economy one can never be too sure. This list exists in full form chiefly to keep me from forgetting.

Manager, Data AnalysisHomestead Technologies, 2006-2009

Attempted to secure position programming; hired instead for mathematical aptitude. Analyzed company performance and provided decision support to executives. Designed sales compensation scheme which (may have) more-than-doubled revenue. Emphasized data accessibility and provided secure web interface to reports, individualized by employee. Earned own department and two employees. Modeled price sensitivity and vocally stood against price increases which later cost significant fraction of revenue. Learned that corporate buyout is financially nice but depression-inducing; came in third for quarter-mile time. Pioneered both March Is Moustache Month and Now Grill It Out.

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Research AssistantStanford Medical School, 2006-2007

Assisted in statistical programming and user interface design for software-based cancer detection. Determined that system was excellent at detecting citrus fruit.

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Web DesignerStanford OFTS, 2005-2006

Innovated and maintained the website of the Office of Freshmen and Transfer Students, and related properties. Migrated static site to /cgi-bin so that student content could be delivered dynamically and responsively. Improved GPA and discovered the benefits of a cushy job.

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Research AssistantStanford Department of Economics, 2004-2007

Coded and scraped address information for research into spatial monopolies in the asphalt market. Later, scraped data for use in contract research on antitrust and patent-gathering in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Orientation CoordinatorStanford New Student Orientation, 2004-2005

Co-led event planning and chaired website design. Won national award for Outstanding Orientation Website; the Internet Archive does not record this. Successfully delivered 1600 new students to their dorms and classes with a minimum volume of tears from parents.

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GraderStanford Department of Mathematics, 2004-2006

Graded peers' problem sets under the guise of alleviating graduate student stress. Came to understand the delicate balance of errors-in-grading and time-of-grading; derived optimal strategy.

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Undergraduate TutorStanford University Mathematics Organization, 2003-2006

Tutored undergraduate math courses, particularly calculus (of one and many variables), linear algebra, and differential equations. Developed useful teaching skills such as using a calculator and writing upside-down, and pointing left when I said "right." Learned persistence in attempting to explain concepts.

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Reunion Homecoming Team LeaderStanford Alumni Association, 2003-2007

Coordinated on-campus transportation and signage for Stanford reunions. Camped out in the golf cart parking lot to run dispatch for 70 hours over four days. Discovered that golf carts can climb stairs; hospitalized due to being run over by same. Learned intricacies of worker's compensation.

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IT SupportIron Age, 2003

Offered dial-in and dial-out support of the company network, setting up VPN connections remotely in twelve states and Puerto Rico. Learned to never say "click" when "left-click" is meant. Failed to receive a paycheck and similarly failed to receive appreciation for Windows networking.

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Residence AssociateColumbia University, 2003

Jointly RA'd a hall of rising high school seniors during a summer program at Columbia University. Hosted social events and trips around New York to keep students engaged. Encouraged teens to practice safe sex.

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Mail ClerkIkon, 2002-2003

Moved boxes for a pregnant coworker. Innovated mail delivery by encouraging that the radio be tuned to top-40 rather than country (the hourly Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo was hitting morale). Learned to effectively sort large stacks of documents, a skill regularly applied while TAing. Wore protective anthrax clothing to thwart terrorists. Garnered respect by eating a Triple Baconator in less than one minute.

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CourierJet Messenger Service, 2002

Pedaled a bicycle around downtown Pittsburgh to deliver what I was asked. Competitive advantage since the only other courier company in town had just been shut down for insane workers' comp costs. Learned to work with ex-convicts. Due to the cost of Biggie-Sizing lunches (to maximize caloric intake) and the theft of a bicycle lock, made zero money. In light of this fact, tendered immediate resignation.

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Rep IBest Buy, 2001-2002

Wore camouflage to keep customers from knowing that I was an employee while stocking shelves. Learned how to properly throw a television, stereo system, or vacuum cleaner and then rebox it. Promoted to cashier because of my winning personality and ability to bullshit people into buying things they didn't need. Received death threats and was mentioned in a letter to the editor; quit to attend prom. Shortly after my resignation store management was terminated for presiding over the "highest-theft" store in the nation.

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side-show

I relax by riding my bike, building things, brewing beer, and writing code. Outside of a few forum posts and a handful of pictures there's not much evidence of the first three, but last has the satisfying property of self-exposition. I haven't received any queries about acquisition, but only time will tell; in the meantime, I'm happy enough to have made some piece of the world a little more entropic.

H A is for Acid Monkey

An unforgettable photograph deserves a safe place in the pantheon of Internet lore. Since LNKD creams me in the search results for my own name, it's good to know that a search for "monkey on acid" will lead the world unknowingly my way, without fail.

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H burratr

Have you ever been driving around town, gotten hungry, and thought, "Hey! I could use a burrito. But where should I go? Yelp won't work, since it's not burrito-specific. What's a guy to do?" Well search no more. This site is effectively deprecated, but provides everlasting documentation of a few holes-in-the-wall in the Menlo Park area (circa 2008).

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A Cloudyvolve

A three-dimensional evolving cloud field which rotates with your phone; I find it calming. Since it would make for a stupid game, it's a wallpaper; move around enough and you'll see every face. There was nothing similar on the Android market so I wrote it myself.

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A Cordless Phone

Remember when your phone would play a dial tone when you picked it up off the cradle? When seven digits would connect you to your best friend on his tenth birthday? When you had to start over after you hit the wrong digit? With all these features and more, Cordless Phone takes your Android phone back to the last millennium.

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H cumbiesbeta.org

A proposal for my extended family's website, superseded by political constraints. This version shipped with a Java-compiled app to upload photos and comments directly, to avoid server timeouts from standard HTML form uploading.

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H eightbeers.org

Old content from my halcyon days needed a server to give it new life, so it resides here. As of yet, nothing is "live" enough to make it to the homepage (due to the incompetent programming of youth), but someday Choose My Underwear will reappear. Get excited.

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B GemIdent

I was asked by a friend to join a grant for development of a piece of software to identify cancer from stained biopsy slides. The software works quite well, although I'm unclear on how many (if any) lives were saved.

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A Meacon

Meacon is the self-location tracking app that everyone writes when they write a self-location tracking app — for all the people who have used their cell phones to record their own tracklogs, none had released a general app to the market. Meacon submits the device's location to a user-specified URL on an interval, has a location-free debug file for ease of use, and avoids recording location data internally so that data is owned by the user and no one else.

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H NextBeer

Need a fresh local brew in a hurry? In or around Denver, San Francisco, or Seattle? Want to be sure that you don't go to some chumpy place without a dartboard? NextBeer was built to help solve important questions like these, with an eye toward helping beer tourists crawl by the seat of their pants. Incidentally, also a fun data mining project. Data updated and new cities added by request, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

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H opensourcebar.org

During the senior year of my undergraduate education, my roommates and I decided that the one thing we needed most was a homemade bar. Nine months, a few dozen kegs and a handful of grade points later we were moving out, but were not interested in losing our dear asset. We staged a second-price auction, and were to be rewarded with a cool $500 before Housing issued and ultimatum that the bar must be disposed of post haste.

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A Reaction

A poll-notification app for linking your Android device to a server. Obtains a list of items requiring response from the server, lets you know, then lets you take the appropriate action. Originally formulated for moderating blog comments, it is capable of operating in far broader capacities; I still use it just for spam-checking.

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A Reverse Ringtone

"Irritating." "Stupid." "Hilarious." An Android app which overrides your native ringtone, playing the DTMF tones for the incoming number when the call arrives. Since this concept is difficult to get across in words, I highly recommend downloading and giving it a shot. If you don't want to wait for an incoming call, there's always this.

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H routeslipper.org

At a point in time, Klimb was the way to figure out information about appropriate cycling routes in the Bay Area (other than dropping by the local shops). Since I moved around frequently, I saw the need for something of the same style, but more dynamic; enter routeslipper. Today, there are a billion bike-route sites out there, and it seems a new one comes to the fore every few months. routeslipper was the first, if the least-loved.

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H ShabKyle.com

Originally a website for wedding details, now the official site of my newly-founded nuclear family. A wedding photo search engine is up for interested parties.

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A UCLA Bicycle Parking

Now defunct. Of limited interest to most but extreme interest to some, UCLA maintained a set of bicycle lockers which operate by phone. Trouble is, while they looked free and clear many were secretly locked with no hope of parking a bicycle. This Android app provided information on which parking structures had available lockers and which did not.

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H Un-chained

A local search engine built on the Yelp API, using crowdsourced information to attempt to filter out different levels of chain (or to include only the same). If you've ever found yourself in a new locale and looking for local color on Yelp, you have surely seen listing after listing of chain restaurants. While there are times when all you want is a reliable hamburger and a chain will serve you well, there are others when this information is essentially spam. Un-chained solves this problem.

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H Where is Kyle?

Sometimes you just need to know where I am, right now. Problem solved.

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