John Edwards

Contact

Twitter johnedwards
LinkedIn john-m-edwards

Work

Senator Ventures

Principal

2017-11-01 — Present

I currently run a small cybersecurity consulting and startup advisory practice

Lancelot

CEO

2017-02-01 — 2017-08-04

Lancelot was like "Duolingo for Cybersecurity". The idea was a cybersecurity educaion app that Mom and Dad could use. We developed and built the app at Samsung NEXT Start. We used a mobile-first approach, and were successful in using React Native to build an app that was quickly ported from iOS to Android.

Samsung NEXT

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

2016-05-15 — 2017-02-15

I managed an online video service, Perch, designed and built within Samsung NEXT (formerly the Samsung Accelerator).

Perch

Security Intern; Software Engineer

2015-05-01 — 2016-05-15

I started at Samsung NEXT working for, Perch, a security camera application with real-time video streaming. I performed a security audit of the application and the platform as a grad student and researched different methods of securing the platform. After that, I became a generalized software tinkerer. I handled a lot of odd jobs.

Noom

Customer Support; Translator; In-House Trainer

2011-04-01 — 2012-04-15

Noom was where I started writing code again. I began in support and soon was working in the codebase translating the Android apps. I worked with one of the co-founders to develop the virtual personal trainer and Coaching-AI platform, based off of real-world, remote training of users that I performed over an extended period of time, benchmarked to other weight-loss methodologies.

Anbaric Development Partners

Project Development Associate

2009-01-15 — 2011-03-01

Volunteer

StreetSquash Newark

Board Member

2017-09-01 — Present

McCune Charitable Foundation

Board Member

2010 — Present

Education

Columbia University

Masters, Computer Science
2014-09-01 — 2016-05-15

Princeton University

Bachelors, French and Italian Literature
2003-09-01 — 2008-06-01

Publications

SeriousEats.com

The fast food columnist for Serious Eats, 2010-2012

Skills

Web Development

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Rails, and Flask

Programming

C, Python, Ruby, and SQL

Languages

English

Native speaker

Italian

Fluent

French

Fluent