Hi, I'm Zack. I'm a founder and programmer from Indiana currently studying Philosophy at UC Berkeley. I'm an avid learner and builder and I try to keep this site updated with what I've been thinking about and working on. In my free time I enjoy long distance running, reading, spending time with friends, and being outside.
Ever since I can remember I've been fascinated by both books and technology. When I was 12 years old these two interests came together when I came across a book about modding video games at my local library. I quickly became fascinated and started teaching myself how to program with books and online blogs. That led to my first job as an iOS programmer when I was a freshman in high school and the next year, with the help and support of some awesome teachers, I started my first company PassWhiz. PassWhiz has gone on to win the Indiana Innovation Award and continues to grow. Ever since I began programming I dreamed of coming to the Bay Area to be in the midst of the entrepreneurs and companies I so admired and my acceptance at UC Berkeley gave me the chance to follow those dreams.
Since coming to Berkeley I've continued my interest in entrepreneurship working with a different startups (resume), investing in university entrepreneurs with Contrary Capital, and leading the Berkeley Kairos chapter. In school, I'm studying Philosophy and it's making me a better interdisciplinary thinker, writer, and problem solver. I'm interested in complex systems, technological disruption, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. I explore these ideas and more in conversations at the intersection of philosophy and technology on my podcast Re:thinking