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Devon Zuegel

Devon Marisa Zuegel is a software engineer and writer based out of San Francisco, California. She is currently a Software Engineer at Bloom, a decentralized application for credit scoring powered by Ethereum and InterPlanetary File System (IFPS).

Zuegel has written articles about topics including urban planning and technology for The American Conservative, Strong Towns, and her own website.[1]

Education

Zuegel is a graduate of Stanford University, Class of 2016, where she majored in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. At Stanford, Zuegel served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Review. At the review, Zuegel worked on expanding the publication's online presence, increasing viewership on the website by 50% over the course of a month. At Stanford she worked as a Section Leader teaching weekly classes, grading assignments, and holding office hours for an introductory Computer Science course in Java. Zuegel was also a member of Stanford's triathlon team.[2]

Career

Since 2017, Devon Zuegel has been a Software Engineer at Bloom, a decentralized application for credit scoring powered by Ethereum and InterPlanetary File System (IFPS).[3]

From 2016-2017, Zuegel was a Software Engineer at Affirm, a financial technology company that approves and makes loans instantly to consumers.

In the summer of 2015, Zuegel was a Software Engineering Intern at SignalFire, a data centric venture capital firm in San Francisco.

Zeugel worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Formation 8 from 2014-2015. At Formation 8, she designed and built an app called Octagon in Node.js with Express, a JavaScript-based web framework. Octagon is a tool for venture capital firms to better manage relationships with portfolio companies by visualizing important metrics about company growth and acting as a repository for financial documents and quarterly updates.

In the summer of 2012, Zeugel worked as a Human Factors Intern at the NASA Ames Research Center. She had two principal projects while working in the Human Factors Division at Ames. Zeugel's first project was creating d a searchable photo archive designed to be easy-to-learn and to be shared across the division network. For my other project, I constructed a replica of the workstation on the International Space Station (ISS), installed an eye tracking system onto the replica, and tested its effectiveness.[4]

Zeugel also worked for Quixey in the summer of 2012 as a Marketing Intern. Worked closely with the heads of marketing and of design, designed and built a website for the press announcing the company’s recent investment round, and spearheaded the logistics of the celebration mixers.

Volunteering

In the summer of 2012, Zeugel volunteered as a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She raised a puppy named Oakland and trained him to serve as a guide dog for the blind. Oakland was later changed careers and certified as an autism service dog.

Interests

Devon Zeugel's interests include:

  • Coordination problems
  • Urban planning, especially transportation
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Especially things that generalize between disciplines Design pattern s
  • Tools for Thought Bret Victor’s Ladder of Abstraction Michael Nielsen's call to incorporate emotional impact, change habits of mind, and reduce the burden on people's short-term working memory
  • Ethics and meta-ethics
  • Health, nutrition, and fitness
  • Synthetic biology Biofuels Transhumanism and the idea that humanity is a "work in progress"
  • Geo-engineering
  • Ecology
  • Cooking
  • Linguistics The history of language Natural language processing (NLP)
  • Psychology Rationality and biases Group and organizational
  • Cryptography, stenography, and information theory
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