At Scribd, a library subscription service, I’m responsible for the rendering of millions of documents, ebooks, sheet music, and magazines using web platform technologies.
I also serve as Scribd's W3C Advisory Committee Representative, internal standards advocate, and a member of the Epub Working Group.
Thanks to a Shuttleworth Foundation grant, I’ve been developing a set of open-source tools to create print-ready PDFs in browsers or from a CLI.
I lead the development of an open-source library for using ePubs in browsers that came out of my graduate studies at the UC Berkeley School of Information.
Epub.js is now used by many different ebook reading systems from universities to publishers and accessible book providers.
Epub.js provides an interface for common ebook functions (such as rendering, persistence, and pagination) from ePubs and W3C Publication Manifests.
I gave a talk for a 2014 W3C Web Annotations Workshop, in which I proposed a note-first approach for reading systems (like EPUB.js), in which the user first creates the annotation body, then anchors it afterward; in order to facilitate note authoring.
Jam with Chrome
Jam with Chrome was a web-based musical project created for Google's Creative Lab, enabling people from all over the world to form a band and jam in real-time inside the browser.
I developed the interface (with interactive guitars, keyboards, and drums) to show off Chrome’s implementation of the Web Audio API.