Marco Burstein

web and mobile developer

Hello, I'm Marco. I am a high school student with a passion for computer programming and user interface design. I enjoy designing and developing software.

Recent Projects

Qwa.la

Qwa.la is an open-source link shortener. It is available on numerous platforms including the web, iOS, and Android. Qwa.la also includes chatbots for Discord and Telegram, and supports an API so that other developers can use Qwa.la for link shortening.

Zulip Server Contributions

Over the past year, I have made many contributions to the Zulip project, including features such as a chess-playing chatbot, Zoom video call integration, and emoticon translation.

Swift Zulip API

As a contribution to the Zulip open-source project, I created a Swift library for accessing the Zulip API.

FlannelScript

In order to challenge myself and learn about the internals of programming languages, I decided to create my own strongly-typed, interpreted language.

GradientView

GradientView is an open-source Swift utility for easily creating views with gradient backgrounds. I found that I often re-wrote the code for generating iOS gradients, so I decided to create a dedicated open-source library.

Sky Dart

Sky Dart is a casual Unity game in which a player shoots darts at falling circles. The game is available for iOS devices.

NoLikeButton

NoLikeButton was a social network experiment designed to be the "opposite" of Facebook. Instead of having a like button on each post, users could react with a "Dislike."

Flannel Flow

Flannel Flow is an iOS game in which a player catches falling flannels. The game is made with Unity and is open-source.

Swipe-it

Swipe-it was one of my first ever iOS applications. Swipe-it is a simple game in which users gain points by correctly swiping in the direction of quickly-moving arrows. It integrates with GameCenter for leaderboards.

Skillset

Languages

JavaScript and Node.js
Swift
Python
React
React Native/JSX
HTML/Handlebars
CSS/Less/Sass
TypeScript
Java
Go

Frameworks and Libraries

Firebase
Express.js
Bootstrap
jQuery
Webpack
Flask
NumPy
Parcel
Django
Java Spark

Additional Technologies

Git
GitHub
Sketch
Figma
Bash Shell
Google Cloud
Heroku
GIMP
and More!