Hi, I’m Carl: a mechanical engineer turned software developer turned UX designer. I like to make cool things and I seek a creative outlet in my work.
Here’s my resume. Check out more about me and my work below...
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I'm a generalist, knowing how to build hardware and software, as well as execute on creative design. I excel at collaborating with many roles, including creatives, and serve as an intermediary between these stakeholders. I work well on prototyping projects. I'm very quick at picking up new skills/technology/etc.
I taught myself to program by reverse engineering websites using my first Internet-connected computer. By the age of 15, my skill with code helped secure my first internship: analyzing satellite weather data, which was used in crop forecasting for commodity futures. I decided to attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to earn my undergraduate degree, performing research on self-healing composites and doing specialty coursework in biomechanics, MEMS fabrication, homeland security, and nuclear engineering.
After finishing school, Microsoft recruited me to be a software developer. There I worked on seven releases of Windows in both the client and server SKUs, tackling tough problems in intercontinental data replication, security, and developer experience. Eventually I decided to focus upon a more creative outlet and moved on from Microsoft in order to study interaction design at New York University's ITP. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of ITP, post-graduation, I proceeded to co-found one startup and join as an early team member of another.
Best System Design - Mine
2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit
OpenLimbs - an API & remote control for the human body, featured on the Yahoo! homepage
"Miklos Pataky and Carl Jamilkowski wrote NonAd Block, a browser extension that blocks all web content that isn't an advert. The idea spread rapidly to Europe and to San Francisco."
... a dedicated worker, and very passionate about the projects that he worked on.
... very detail oriented - he was excellent at identifying shortcomings in specifications and through code reviews.
... also a strong early adopter, and liked to stay ahead of the curve on the latest tools and technologies.
- Lou Lucarelli, Software Test Lead at Microsoft
ASME Regional Student Conference -
Technical Web Contest