Abe Jellinek
Since 2021, I've been 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.


  • 2023–present: Zayt, a Czech Jewish genealogical archive. Zayt hosts about 250,000 pages of archival records and provides a modern search and reading interface, as well as PDF downloads. Built with SvelteKit.
  • 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–occasional: 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 (mini-Shopify with shipping built in) in Scala. Funded via Kickstarter.
  • 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.
History & Arabic
  • 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.