I’m Brian, a Software Engineer at Automattic. I graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in computer science and linguistics and from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2021 with a master’s degree in technology, innovation, and education.
This past week saw the launch of Getting Unstuck, a 10-module intermediate Scratch curriculum to help students develop creative and conceptual fluency with code. For the past year, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with the Creative Computing Lab at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education on developing this curriculum, and I’m so excited to see it… Continue reading Getting Unstuck
This week, I’m releasing Tenacity, a web-based game that focuses on principles of computational thinking. I created it as part of a course I’m taking with Chris Dede at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The game follows a space rover called Tenacity (which, incidentally, was one of the finalists in NASA’s naming contests for the rover that was ultimately named Perseverance). Players… Continue reading Tenacity: A Computational Thinking Game
I think a lot about software tools that can be used to help keep work organized and productive. Here are some of my favorites for macOS. OmniFocus for day-to-day task management. In addition to nailing the basics (deadlines, task categories and tags, recurring tasks), it also has a lot of great features that help my workflows… Continue reading Software Tools for Staying Productive