I work at foursquare on the big data team as a software engineer. I get to play with Hadoop, Hive and other fun distributed systems.
I live in New Jersey with my wife, Julie, and my dog, Stella. A few days each week, I do the daily commute from New Jersey to Manhattan to work out of the foursquare office in SoHo.
Before Joost, I was a PhD candidate in the Rutgers Computer Science Department. I’ve worked on a number of interesting problems in applied graph theory, including parallel algorithms for shortest path problems and external memory algorithms for visualizing massive graphs.
I attended Lafayette College where I received a BS in Computer Science. While at Lafayette, I was an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, a hobby which I try to maintain.
Originally, I’m from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania where my parents still live.