Greg Schechter, Web Warrior
Greg Schechter's Bio:
Greg Schechter is a fearless web warrior, fighting for browser and website progress. While training at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, he published articles with the Opera Web Standards Curriculum. Subsequently, he went on to battle alongside many different web companies, including Amazon, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook. After spearheading the movement for HTML5 video capabilities at YouTube and attacking data visualizations at Facebook, he changed his colors to fight alongside Boostable where he awaits his next battleground.
Greg Schechter's Experience:
Senior Web Developer at FacebookJanuary 2013 - May 2015 | Menlo Park, CA
Fullstack Software Engineer at BoostableJune 2015 - Present | San Francisco, Ca
Awesome front-end Engineering in React
Web Warrior at AmazonAugust 2009 - May 2010
*Enhanced the Amazon user base ability to gift, by designing and developing a new gift card ordering interface. *Leading various front-end performance initiatives within the company and across multiple teams. *Assisting with site wide advanced image compression research.
Core Developer at YouTubeApril 2008 - August 2008
* Developing new features and feature tweaks for YouTube's Discovery team. * Developed the first iterations of the QuickList Toolbar, which is a persistent bar at the bottom of the screen that allows users to more effectively manage and view their QuickLists and PlayLists. * Leading the proposal to make YouTube the world's largest deployment of semantic markup. * Set up analytics and developed new user interface for YouTubeâs click to buy monetization initiatives.
Technical Yahoo for Search Submit and Yahoo Widgets Team at Yahoo!May 2007 - March 2008
* Created widgets for the Yahoo Widget gallery. * Automated the billing reports for all of Search Submitâs content providers and resellers. * Developed a variety of hacks which competed in Yahooâs various competitions. * Won Best Hack at Yahoo! Internal Hack Day Summer 2007, the details of which are confidential, as this feature was judged innovative enough to be implemented in the future.
3GSM System Tester at MotorolaMay 2006 - August 2006
â¢ Conducted tests on many of Motorolaâs upcoming 3G cell phones â¢ Designed and created all software components of an automatic sim dispenser. Using PHP and MySQL I independently created a web-based system where workers can reserve, check out, and check in sims to use for their testing â¢ Assisted in the creation of the new mobile devices system test website. Gathered and formatted contact and region specific information for the international regions of our team.
Web Warrior (WebDev) at YouTubeJune 2010
Greg Schechter's Education:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2005 – 2009BS
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