Evan Cohen

Languages and Technologies

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

Knowledge and Skills

  • Sysadmin (Linux)
  • JSON/XML REST APIs
  • Object Oriented design
  • Agile & Scrum
  • Mobile Web Technologies
  • Network Design
  • Search Engine Optimization

Work History

Microsoft (August 2014 - Present)

Product Manager II AI&R - Ambient Computing & Robotics (November 2015 - Present)
  • Worked with Microsoft Leadership to announce Microsoft's AI for Workplace Safety in the //build 2017 keynote.
  • Responsible for prioritizing and coordinating product UI, including conversational interface.
  • Influenced product direction working across disciplines (scientists, engineers, design, etc.)
  • Worked with multiple partner teams to ship speech and intent processing in GigJam.
  • Planned and shipped GigJam for iOS.
  • Worked with Qui Lu and other Application & Services Group influencers to present GigJam on stage in its first exposure to the organization at large.
  • Managed a vendor team to create the public face (website) of GigJam while working with GM, marketing, and design for content and style.
Program Manager Project Siena aka PowerApps (August 2014 - October 2015)
  • Shipped PowerApps' mobile applications.
  • Worked closely with Cloud & Enterprise Leadership and across teams to deliver a cross-client, cross-product, credential persistence hub.
  • Ran internal dogfood/beta testing and prioritized feedback and bugs.
  • Worked with a small virtual team to concieve, plan, prototype, and conduct user research for what is now known as Microsoft Flow.

The Daily (December 2011 - August 2014)

Webmaster
  • Responsible for all stages of site creation, from initial design and architecture to development, migration of old content, deployment, and maintenance of site.

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. [Video]
  • 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.