ESP Biography

ETHAN SHERBONDY, MIT Junior, Programmer, designer.

Major: 6-3 (Computer Science)

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I tinker. I'm obsessed with startups, honeybees, and plants.

Past Classes

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C7504: Computational Photography: Make an image look like it was painted in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Learn about what makes a photograph a photograph, and how to use them in a program to make them look like they're painted by a human! See this link for examples:!1364&app=WordPdf&authkey=!AGMgqriGta8Ovrg

C6932: The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Do you like computers, plants, or art? How about the intersection of all three? In this course, we explore the recursive structure of plants and learn how to make pretty pictures of trees, flowers, and abstract fractal-like patterns using a clever technique called L-systems. Everyone will have a chance to create their own computer-generated works of art inspired by life. Even if you've never programmed before, don't feel intimidated about signing up!

X4514: Starting a Company in HSSP Spring 2011 (Feb. 19, 2011)
Think you might want to start a company? This class is your chance to gain some hands-on experience. On the first day of class we'll come up with an idea for the company, and in following classes we'll market and sell our product or service. Students will develop a business plan, make a website, fundraise, and market. We’ll also keep a blog of lessons learned along the way.