Education

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering - University of Washington - 2004

Master of Science - Media Arts and Sciences - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2014

Engineering in Training (EIT) - 2006

Work History

Conveyal - Product Development

http://conveyal.com/
Software Engineer (Develop urban planning software.)
2014 -

Embark - App Development

http://letsembark.com/
Software Engineer (Developed transit wayfinding algorithm for iphone apps. Embark sold to Apple in 2013.)
2012 - 2013

MIT Media Lab - Changing Places

https://www.media.mit.edu/research/groups/changing-places
Research Assistant (Gave powerpoint speeches to visitors. Wrote papers.)
2011 - 2014

Front Seat - Public Transit

http://www.frontseat.org/
Software Engineer (Advocate for open transit data. Integrate transit into walkscore. Develop uniform "transitscore".)
2009 - 2010

Metrix Create::Space - Lasers and Self-Replicating Machines

http://metrixcreatespace.com/
Laser mechanic (Keep the laser-cutter working. Design and fabricate self-replicating machines. Re-stock the electronics vending machine)
2009 - 2010

Urban Mapping - Public Transit

http://urbanmapping.com/
Software Engineer (Build and maintain transit trip planners.)
2008 - 2009

MetaCarta - Office of the CTO

http://labs.metacarta.com/
Software Engineer (Prototyped webapp ideas.)
2007 - 2008

University of Washington - Biorobotics Lab

http://brl.ee.washington.edu/
Design Engineer (Designed surgical robots.)
2003 - 2005

Projects

Census Dotmap, artist

http://boingboing.net/2012/12/28/census-dotmap-a-dot-for-every.html
A map with one dot for every human in North America

F-RAD, grad student

http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/S62.12/people/martinanderson.brandon/
Functional-represetation aided design, in-browser

Synthetic aperature sonar using consumer electronics, grad student

http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/862.13/students/brandon/index.html
Image a surface using the microphone and speaker on a laptop

Graphserver, founder

http://graphserver.sourceforge.net
Open source multimodal trip planner, in C

OpenTripPlanner, contributor

http://opentripplanner.org/
Open source multimodal trip planner, in Java

Badhill, sole hacker

http://badhill.appspot.com/
Bicycle trip planner for Washington State

Bikeopath, sole hacker

http://bikeopath.appspot.com/
Bicycle + bus multimodal trip planner for King County, Washington

Contra Costa Bike Mapper, backend hacker

http://www.511contracosta.org/bike/
Official bike trip planner for Contra Costa County, California

City-Go-Round, founder, hacker

http://www.citygoround.org/
Open transit data advocacy site

BusWatch, hacker, publisher

http://bmander.github.com/buswatch/
Software that beams real-time transit arrivals to your bluetooth watch

WhatTheMetro, sole hacker

http://bmander.com/whatthemetro/
Web frontend for bus arrival prediction webservice

Servable, sole hacker

http://servable.appspot.com
A object-to-webservice mapper written in python

OpenStreetMap, contributor

http://openstreetmap.net
Kicked off the import of US TIGER data to OSM

Skills

Languages

python // ruby // c/c++ // javascript // java

Systems

Linux // App Engine // EC2 // Postgres // MySQL // PostGIS // Django // Git

Expertise

graph algorithms // public transit // data visualization

Misc

Prototype smaller webapp ideas, just, you know, all the time // Gigantic tallbike! // Foocamper // Car free! // Y Combinator entrepreneur