About Me

Hi! I'm Ruben. I am interested in using technology to simplify people's lives, as well as in designing new ways for people to interact with information. I work for Well Health Inc, a Techstars-funded startup dedicated to improving the patient healthcare experience through text messaging. I recently moved to San Francisco, where I lead Well's web development and design efforts. In my spare time, I like to make art (digital and otherwise, but mostly digital these days). Last summer, I lived in NYC where I was a lead computer science instructor at All Star Code, teaching high school students of color to code. I graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Computer Science, and attended WWDC '15 as a Student Scholar. I also helped write a book on building Swift apps for WatchOS. Scroll down to read about a few of my tech projects; for more information about me, check out my resume or reach out via the Contact section below.

Well Messenger

The most efficient and effective way for admins to interact with patients between visits. HIPAA compliant, with collaborative communication and sophisticated admin capabilities. Real-time patient insights and data transfer back to your information systems. Eliminates workload with intelligent, patient-specific automated messages and chat bots.

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Infinitweet

Tired of 140 characters? Infinitweet automatically converts any-length text into a perfectly-sized image that you can share with Twitter or any other social network! Over 1k downloads on the iOS, Android, and Chrome App Stores.

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Twindr

Twindr lets you clean up the list of people you follow with ease, using a Tinder-like interface to do so, so you can focus on what matters most. Over 1k downloads on the iOS App Store.

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TouchLocker

TouchLocker makes use of Apple's Touch ID API to lock photos & text behind the security of your fingerprint. It uses the simplicity of Touch ID to ensure your photos are never more than a tap away. Over 3k downloads on the iOS App Store.

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Bowdoin Dining

The Bowdoin Dining app for iOS lets Bowdoin students view dining hall menus and access their account balances. I also developed an Android counterpart built using Meteor.JS & PhoneGap. Over 2k downloads across Android and iOS App Stores.

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WBOR for iOS/Android/Chrome

The WBOR app suite provide ways for fans of WBOR 91.1FM to tune in to their favorite station while away from a radio. Over 500 downloads on the iOS, Android, and Chrome App Stores

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TextbookLoop

Think "Craigslist for textbooks". TextbookLoop is an MHacks 2014 project. I focused on front-end design, using frameworks like Bootstrap, Ionicons and jQueryUI.

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Dining with Strangers

Dining with Strangers was a responsive web app; the same HTML is loaded on desktop and mobile, with styles adapting to the device. The result was a minimalist UI our users found familiar and easy to browse across devices.

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Flat Icon Generator

This Flat Icon Generator converts any image file into a flat-style icon with customizable colors and shadow. It is free to use and open source.

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HomeCheck

HomeCheck was freely made for the PeoplePlus program in Maine. Our goal was to provide an intuitive way elderly volunteers input and visualize data. Large iconography and typography were optimized to be clear and readable, and tooltips were used throughout to provide assistance whenever needed.

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Pepperflip.me

Pepperflip.me started as an experiment with WebGL and is evolving into a full-fledged game. It is built on Three.js & Physi.js. I have ported the game to iOS using PhoneGap as well.

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QuickGrid

QuickGrid is a Chrome extension  for designers and developers. It overlays a grid on webpages to assist in designing pixel-perfect layouts. Hover and click events continue to work through the overlay, allowing you to see how events affect alignment.

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Intresect

Intresect was designed as a space for People and Businesses to interact. Users could leave reviews, answers polls, and in other ways interact with businesses. Businesses could access customer info, create targetted ads to connect with existing audience, and form partnerships with other businesses.



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