Abe Jellinek
Education
  • 2021: Graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, History, and Arabic.
  • Received high honors (magna cum laude) for my history thesis on Jewish agricultural settlers in the American West and Victoria, Australia. I was advised in my thesis research by Professor John Efron.
CS work
  • 2021–present: Developer working on Zotero, a free and open-source citation management tool that helps hundreds of thousands of academics organize and produce research. Zotero is a project of the nonprofit Corporation for Digital Scholarship.
  • 2018–2019: Intern at Keysight Technologies, working on tools for sensor calibration. I updated the C#/MATLAB calibration stack and experimented with neural network-based function approximation.
  • 2016–present: Private tutor for advanced computer science students. Compilers and language design, data processing, full-stack web projects.
  • 2015–2017: Mentorship with Dr. Larry Masinter, Adobe, developing an open standard for PDF data storage.
  • 2013–2016: Co-founder of Futuristic Lights, a consumer festival electronics manufacturer. Developed custom online point-of-sale and order fulfillment system (Shopify with shipping built in) in Scala. Funded via Kickstarter.
History/Arabic work
  • 2019 recipient of the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Scholarship for Middle Eastern Studies.
  • 2019-2021: Research assistant at the Magnes Collection, Berkeley's Jewish museum, developing a new exhibition on Jewish life in the Muslim world.
  • 2019: Summer volunteer intern at ACOR in Amman, Jordan, developing library cataloguing software to help Jordanian students access American journal articles without an expensive subscription.
  • 2017, 2019: Student at the Sijal Institute in Amman studying the Arabic language and the culture, history, and contemporary politics of Jordan and the region. Three intensive summer sessions, the equivalent of a year and a half of college study.
Other experience
  • 2020: Bay Area-based enumerator for the 2020 Census. Became skilled in Privacy Act compliance.
  • 2017-present: Consultant web administrator and WordPress tinkerer for a local medical writers' group.

I've been taking photos since I was a little kid, but it's only recently that I've been taking it more seriously and holding onto/editing the photos that I take. I've uploaded some of them here for your viewing pleasure!