Welcome to Mathu's crib
I think in systems and I experience my life in omnioculars. I work in the intersection of product & engineering, and also work in venture. Right now I'm finishing up my last year of Systems Design Engineering and tinkering on all sorts of experiments.
I enjoy building fun projects to bring joy to the web, collaborating with friends, working on hard problems, and making an impact. I also love sharing my thoughts with the world and telling stories through creative writing and personal essays. Check some of them out here.
Some areas I'm interested in include: creative/collaborative coding, tools for thought, intersection of product and engineering, human computer interaction, story-telling, and education.
The internet can be a scary place sometimes. But I'm making this space my home, all topped off with a warm chai latte, inviting you on my journey.
now, pls take off your shoes.
right now I’m:
Currently I'm based in Waterloo and finishing up my last year of Systems Design Engineering.
I'm working on a capstone design project focusing on supporting learning comprehension for children with low vision. We're focusing on a multidisciplinary solution using hardware, mechanical design, and software.
I'm working as an undergraduate research assistant at theSocial and Intelligent Robotics Research Labratory (SIRRL) at UWaterloo, researching how social robotics can help children learn emotions.
Taking courses on adaptive algorithms, pattern recognition, optimization, and cognitive ergonomics.
Organizing the next rabbitholeathon
in past lives I:
Built prototoypes for web and tv at Netflix for the acquisition and games team. Two completely separate problem spaces, 2 different prototypes, and lots of learning!
Built an open-sourced email platform - able to send emails to specific groups of people, similar to cabal.
Redesigned the cycles transaction history page for Replit as a product engineer
co-organized a summit for 100 women operator angel investors @ModernAngels
helped raise 8k to help run a rabbitholeathon for frens to read and learn for a weekend
fostered a community of builders through hosting coworking sessions at Waterloo called Socratica
helped run Envision Accelerator, providing non-dilutive grants to underrepresented founders
fostered a community for people new to tech at Waterloo through scaling Tech+ UW from a team of 4 to 40.
worked in product at CommandBar and at Microsoft, & built components for Shopify’s checkout design system
taught at Canada Learning Code and Girls Make Games