f3d0r Paretsky

Mobile & Back-end Expert.
I adore optimization and creating short-cuts.

Expertise // Experience // Education // Hacking


Intro

My short about me spiel.
Hey! I'm Fedor Paretsky, a student at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) studying Applied Physics and Mathematics. In the past, I was one of the co-founders of aspace, Inc., and consulted other startups. Now, I'm working on a few other side-projects, including ssh.uno.

I enjoy working on products that create educational and environmental prosperity for others.

In my free time, I help organize Hack Lodge, a program where a group of students from a variety of technical backgrounds come together to ship a polished product in a week. Apply to the Summer 2019 Hack Lodge here!
I also help with Blockchain Society NW, a blockchain education group based out of the UW.

Expertise

Oooohh mama.
01

Android

Realm, GSON, Retrofit, Google Libraries, Kotlin

I have a multitude of experience in Android application development and teaching. I love developing Android applications the most in my free time, because I'm always excited to witness people's lives being improved through the use of my applications.

02

Backends

node.js, SQL, web.py (Python)

These are the back-end frameworks/languages where I have the most experience. For node.js back-ends, I typically use a standard Express web framework, and sometimes also add some direct network socket functionality to add efficiency to my back-end for apps that have larger amounts of data. I also have some experience with web.py in Python, which I use for barebones back-end development and SQL for relational database design/implementation.

03

Hardware

Arduino/Raspberry Pi

Fiddling with small electronics is another one of my favorite hobbies. I love working with Arduinos to retrofit old machines/interfaces, using sensors/data to make daily tasks easier, or just hacking something portably by putting it on a Raspberry Pi. One time, I threw some code on a Raspberry Pi that could catch WPA/WPA2 handshakes and dictionary-attack handshakes on a remote server, drove around my neighborhood, and cracked almost all the Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity in under five minutes!

04

Algorithms, AI

Python

A lot of the practice that I do to understand more difficult Computer Science concepts and algorithms is done in Python. I love reading about and working to understand the more modern problems in CS, like AI and Quantum Computing (another reason I'm majoring in Physics).

Experience

Nov. 2018 – Present

SSH.UNO

A side project :)

Seattle, WA

ssh.uno is the fastest, simplest, most intuitive command-line experience yet.

May 2018 – Nov. 2018

ASPACE, INC

Co-Founder/CEO

Seattle, WA

Over summer, a friend and I built aspace, Inc., a multimodal navigation app that routes users to remote, under-utilized parking spots, and immediately connects them to a nearby last-mile transport option to get them to their destination. Routes are chosen to minimize commute cost and time. In Seattle, we were able to save users $5 - $25 a day with our app. We use parking transaction data, traffic data, and event data to machine learn vacancy probabilities and tie them to street parking. We also built sensor-strips to monitor real-time parking availability. We launched the app in September, participated in Y Combinator's S19 Startup School S19, and just interviewed for the YC W19 batch.

May 2016 – Nov. 2018

SRND.ORG (STUDENTRND)

Code Evangelist®

U.S.A. and Canada (Travel)

A StudentRND Code Evangelist® "goes out into the world to spread a love of code" with StudentRND, a non-profit getting students excited and involved in Computer Science. Code Evangelists are Day-Of coordinators, assisting with various event logistics at its events and by MCing and individually interacting with students during SRND's events, like CodeDay.

Sep. 2017 – Mar. 2018

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HOUSING & FOOD SERVICES

Resident Advisor (RA)

Seattle, WA

Resident Advisors (RAs) work in the University of Washington residence halls to establish a cohesive and responsible community in their designated area, model and support issues related to diversity, facilitate the holistic development of residents through programming, promote resident involvement, and refer, advise, and support residents as they deal with academic and personal issues.

Feb. 2016 – Sep. 2016

METRIX CREATE:SPACE

Lead Intern

Seattle, WA

Manage and maintain hacker space, repair and refurbish professional/industrial-grade machinery, and assist with completion of customer orders.

Feb. 2016 – Jun. 2016

Tinker Lab, LLC

Android Engineer

Seattle, WA

Working with investors to quickly prototype and create Android applications.

Education

Sleepless in Seattle.
2016 – 2020

University of Washington

Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics (Technical) and Mathematics

Seattle, WA

Coming soon: An essay about why I chose to study Applied Physics even though I will probably never pursue a career in it.

2012 – 2016

Garfield High School

High School Degree, Course Concentration in Computer Science and Jazz Performance

Seattle, WA

Graduated with Gold Honor Cord, Washington State Honors Award, Garfield High School Certificate of Excellence in Business Technology and Computer Science, and many other awards for distinguished performance in music.

Hackathons

Here's my Devpost. :)


Mar. 1-3, 2019

Hacktech 2019

Caltech, Pasadena, CA

We created a web app that manages and tracks internship applications for you by directly analyzing emails in your Gmail inbox. This project won the "Most Aesthetic/Well-Designed Hack" award.

Jan. 26-27, 2019

nwHacks 2019

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

I mentored and helped judge the largest (700+ participant) hackathon in Western Canada!

Jan. 12-13, 2019

Hack//WA

Space Needle, Seattle, WA

We created a Chrome extension that highlights important parts of a Terms of Service page using NLP.

Dec. 16-21, 2018

Hack Lodge W19

Somewhere in Seattle, WA

I kick-started my current project, ssh.uno here.

Oct. 20-21, 2018

DubHacks Fall 2018

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

We built a Scratch-like interface for creating Keras applications, a Deep Learning Visual Playground.