Evan Cohen

Knowledge and Skills

  • Product Managment
  • Program Managment
  • User Experience Design
  • Enterprise AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Development
    • Sysadmin (Linux)
    • JSON/XML REST APIs
    • Object Oriented design
    • Agile & Scrum
    • Mobile Web Technologies
    • Network Design
    • Search Engine Optimization

Languages and Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS
    • SASS
    • LESS
  • JavaScript, Node
    • Angular
    • jQuery (UI)
    • Prototype
  • Phonegap (Cordova)
  • PHP
    • Drupal
    • Wordpress
  • SQL
  • C++
  • Java
  • Python

Work History

Microsoft (August 2014 - May 2018)

AI Product Manager II AI & Research Group - Ambient Computing & Robotics, Buisness AI (November 2015 - May 2018)
  • Worked with scientists, engineers, designers, and data scientists to create Microsoft Workplace Safety with Cognitive Services
  • Ran product development, UI/UX, user research, science experiments, and team sprints for Virtual AI Agent (Dynamics 365 AI for Customer Service)
  • Worked with designers to create a universal multi-modal conversational canvas for Microsoft (Cortana, Bot Framework, etc)
  • Worked across partner teams to ship speech and intent processing in GigJam
  • Managed external vendor team to create website and marketing material for GigJam
Program Manager PowerApps (August 2014 - October 2015)
  • Worked with a cross discipline team of engineers and designers to ship PowerApps' mobile application.
  • Worked closely with Cloud & Enterprise Leadership and across teams to deliver a cross-client, cross-product, credential persistence hub.
  • Ran internal dogfooding/beta-testing across the organization and prioritized feedback and bugs.
  • Worked with a small virtual team of other program managers to conceive, plan, prototype, and conduct user research for what is now known as Microsoft Flow.

The Daily (December 2011 - August 2014)

Senior Web Developer and Technical Support
  • Built newspaper website from scratch on LAMP stack with Drupal.
  • Provided Tech support for Editorial staff including new wireless network roll-out, multimedia storage upgrades, and workflow improvements.

Trov (March 2013 - March 2014)

Intern, Software Engineer
  • Developed cross platform mobile application using Angular, PhoneGap, and other tools.
  • Implemented existing designs into application and created new designs where applicable.
  • Worked effectively both remotely and in office environment.

nomON (January 2013 - February 2014)

Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Won First Place Startup Weekend (1/25/2013)
  • Developed both server and client side applications.
  • Created RESTful API in PHP for data management.
  • Worked with Google Venture Group Ordr.in API's to successfully deliver food.

Tamber (November 2010 - June 2012)

Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Created server side application for music and concert suggestion.
  • Primarily focused on front end application.
  • Developed custom MVC for internal use.

Berkeley High Jacket (January 2009 - July 2010)

Senior Web Developer
  • Designed and developed site from the ground up using Drupal.
  • Conducted multiple case studies to identify issues and make the site even more user friendly.
  • Received Golden Crown Award March 19th 2010 from The Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Other Work

  • Sonus - Open source speech recognition library with offline hotword detection.
  • Smart Mirror - Open source voice controlled mirror [Buisness Insider]
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  • GitHub Data Visualization - A school project for Info 424.
  • gGroceries - Group grocery app (Created in a weekend).
  • Mobile chat application for students of the UW.
  • Developed simple open-source CMS for students that have an interest in web design.
  • Created profitable fully functional ecommerce website equipped with blog and full front-end operability with shopping cart and inventory system.
  • Pro bono web development for local climbing team and "green" newspaper.