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

Grouper

Grouper is a web app for generating groups based on preferences. Participants choose who they would like to be grouped with, and the Grouper algorithm finds the optimal groups while maintaining size constraints. It has been used by my school for field trips.

JamSlide

JamSlide is an iOS app for automatically transferring Spotify playlists to Apple Music. It relies on the Spotify and Apple Music APIs.

Qwa.la

Qwa.la is an open-source link shortener. It is available on the web and iOS. 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 few years, 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.

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.

Press

KTLA Interview

I was interviewed by KTLA on June 3, 2019 about my programming experiences after being chosen as an Apple WWDC scholarship winner.

Google Code-in Winners Announced

On January 31, 2018, Google announced the winners of their Google Code-in competition. I was chosen for my contributions to the Zulip open-source project.

Something to Chat About

On September 13, 2018, an article I wrote about my experiences contributing to open source and my advice for new programmers was published by freeCodeCamp, one of the most popular development publications online.

Skillset

Languages

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

Services and Libraries

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

Additional Technologies

Git
GitHub
Sketch
Figma
Shell Scripts
Google Cloud
AWS
Vercel
GIMP
and More!