Here are some highlights in my journey.
Towards the end of 2019 (while I was working on
Virtual Machine team at IBM), I filed my second
patent "Bytecode verification using class
relationship caching". Finally, after almost 3
years, it has been issued!
This is my first patent that I'm the first named inventor for :D
I was invited to join the Interledger
Technical Steering Committee alongside some incredible technologists and
As a team, we seek to improve the RFC and proposal processes for standards and projects in the Interledger ecosystem.
Some areas of focus include:
Back in 2019, I filed my first patent "Deferred
bytecode class verification in managed runtime
environments" as part of my work at IBM, on the
Virtual Machine team.
Patent processes tend to take a while, but alas, I am officially a named inventor on a published patent!
Selected as the Runner-Up for the Best Web Monetization Innovator of the 2020 Noonies.
Awarded by IBM for technical innovation in the OpenJ9 Java Bytecode Verifier, as the principal contributor to the development of Class Relationship Verification, giving way to start-up time improvements that provide important performance enhancements in modern cloud environments.
1 of 36 mid level grant awardees for the
inaugural Grant for the Web Call for
Proposals, for the
Elliot Evans), a continuation of our hackathon projects
(Grant for the Web x DEV and Betahack "Let's Fix
the Internet") along with a website and
community outreach activities.
Mid level grants were funded at between $15,000 and $50,000 USD. Many of the projects in this category focus on experimenting and prototyping at the platform level, building monetization tools, and conducting research into how Web Monetization can benefit specific communities.
After getting acquainted with Web Monetization
through building our hackathon project
I came across
Betawork's "Let's Fix the Internet"
hackathon and felt that the hackathon theme was
a great fit and participating in it would be a
good way to continue our journey with Web
For this hackathon, we built A Web Monetization Story: An interactive, story-based Web Monetization tutorial for online creators.
It's a website that seeks to help creators understand how simple it is to enable Web Monetization on their own sites. The Story of Auden and Chicken aims to engage users and help them relate to — and understand the purpose of — Web Monetization.
It includes a simple drag-and-drop tutorial to show the basic steps needed to get Web Monetization running on a site.
Akita: Get Involved in Web Monetization
With or Without the Price Tag
Grant for the Web x DEV Hackathon
and won a runner-up prize!
Akita is a browser extension that gives users insight into their involvement with Web Monetization. It seeks to increase awareness and improve understanding of Web Monetization by providing individuals with helpful resources and insight into their online browsing.
In addition, Akita allows for more inclusive access to Web Monetization by enabling engagement with Web Monetization without having to commit money.
Building on the previous invention for deferred bytecode verification, I filed "Bytecode verification using class relationship caching".
I wrote my first blog post, which gives an overview of the implementation behind the patent "Deferred bytecode class verification in managed runtime environments".
I filed my first patent "Deferred bytecode class verification in managed runtime environments" as part of my work at IBM, on the OpenJ9 Virtual Machine team.
I was interviewed by the University of Calgary Faculty of Science to reflect on my undergraduate experience and share my advice for new and prospective students.
This was my first time performing aerial silks
at a public event. It was both nerve-wracking
and thrilling to perform my routine right on
Thank you Aerial Antics and Glowfair 2019 for having me!
While studying at the University of Calgary, my
peers and I were selected to compete at
VHacks 2018, the first Hackathon at the Vatican in Rome,
We developed DUO Collegare, a platform to connect organizations and volunteers to inspire action, rather than just dialogue. The goal was to bring people from diverse backgrounds together, to work towards a common goal: social good.
I focused on the frontend of the platform, using Express, Handlebars, HTML and CSS. We were awarded 1st Place in the Interfaith Dialogue category, as well as the La Croix prize.
Pitched AccessABLE at the 2017 Pitch Clinic Pitch Off Competition
Won 1st Place at the 2017 Calgary Interprofessional Challenge.