Kaoru
Kohashigawa

Summary

Software Engineer based in the Bay Area.

Helping companies turn ideas into amazing products.

Self-starter, all about the #hustle.

Believes learning is a lifelong event.

Mantras:

Tools

On the daily...

Java
Java
Ruby
Ruby
Javascript
Javascript
Rails
Rails
React
React
Postgresql
Postgres
Hbase
HBase
Kafka
Kafka
Zookeeper
Zookeeper
Sass
Sass
Html5
HTML5
Gulp
Gulp
Aws
AWS
Nginx
nginx
Git
Git
Github
Github
Vim
Vim

Would love to get more familiar with...

Nodejs
Node
Redis
Redis
D3js
D3
Cassandra
Cassandra
Docker
Docker
Bash
Bash
Elixir
Elixir
Linux
Linux
Jenkins
Jenkins

Work Experience

Sift Science

Software Engineer

siftscience.com
May 2016
Current

Sift Science helps stop online fraud using Machine Learning.

I currently work on improving our distributed rules engine allowing analyst to focus on tricky fraud activity and improving our models.

I have lead a redesign of our rules engine, including benchmarking, have published public APIs, lead the migration of load balancers and continue to work on our React application.


Java, Distributed Systems, Javascript

Binti

Contract Software Engineer

Binti.com
February 2016
Current

Binti helps foster care by simplifying paper work allowing foster care workers to concentrate on the children and not the logistics.

I built the first reporting tool using Chart.js and work on small features and bugs to ease the load of the engineering team. I take on bugs, refactor legacy code and contribute to tests.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript

Inside

Senior Web Developer

Inside.com
April 2015
February 2016

Worked with a remotely based team, led by Jason Calacanis, to bring important and relevant news to users.

I developed a gulp system able to quickly deploy new vertical sites in a short amount of time with little configurations leading to the company's first high profile contract.

I launched a Chrome extension to bring users news in every new tab and breaking news through desktop notifications.

We quickly pivoted to an email only service. I built a CMS to prepare each newsletter and manage exporting to MailChimp.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Chrome Extension, Email Campaigns

Spredfast

Software Engineer

Spredfast.com
December 2013
April 2015

Spredfast helps companies improve their social media presence and market at the speed of social.

I helped develop Social Echo Graph, an analytics and reporting tool, helping clients discover significant moments in their campaigns. The product had 10x ROI for our clients.

I improved implementation of Solr into internal admin application improving productivity of solutions team and ultimately improving customer satisfaction.


Ruby on Rails, Javascript