About me

Hi! My name’s Amir and I’m a (rising) junior and professional noob at Georgia Tech.

I like to build things with cool people. If you’re cool (which you are because you’re reading this), please say hi on Twitter.

Currently @ Glide

Some maybe interesting things I did in the past

I host a podcast with a friend every week where we talk about creativity and happiness. I also do some public introspection aka thinking about random things right here and on Twitter.

Currently

  • hacking on side projects
  • reading Antifragile
  • trying to learn to backflip

Recently Built

  • Flora - a virtual world and digital garden to explore all of my data powered by a custom, hand-written full-text and semantic search engine to surface related records (written in Poseidon)
  • Apollo - a Unix-style personal search engine and web crawler for your digital footprint, source (written in Poseidon)
  • Mercury - a serverless, persistent, and minimalist note dump that works fully ofline (written in Poseidon)
  • Zeus - a tool for creating, storing, and sharing customizeable lists composed of markdown elements (written in Poseidon)
  • Welkin - procedurally generate different artistic drawings of cites/skylines that look hella pretty (written in Poseidon)
  • Conway’s game of life (written in Poseidon)
  • Poseidon’s first deployed website and “Hello World”
  • Poseidon - a web framework (similar to React, Backbone, and Torus) from scratch in Javascript
  • Lispy - a programming language inspired by Scheme and Clojure
  • Vibely - learn song lyrics quickly so you can vibe
  • Carly - a tool to send my family and friends authentic digital cards in the style of handwritten messages
  • Personal mind palace open-sourced here
  • Puntastic for finding dad jokes
  • Working interpreter, still some ways to go though!
  • Ivy

Fun Facts

  • I ran a marathon on 1.5 months of training as a bet (time was 3:43:17) and here’s a picture because I still don’t believe it! marathon
  • I was born in Egypt, raised in Dubai, and have traveled to more than 10 countries around the world, from service trips in Kenya to surfing adventures in Thailand
  • Although I am ethnically Egyptian, I learned English before Arabic. When my parents could only talk behind my back in French, I was forced to take it up in high school and show them otherwise