Eliot Hertenstein

Eliot Hertenstein

Developer in Berkeley, CA

Projects

2022

📰 Making the news more accessible, interactive, and interesting for over 40k monthly visitors! The Jacket is one of the only student newspapers in the country using a fully custom theme, and is highly ranked nationally by the NSPA and CSPA.

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2022

🚄 Helped to rewrite Amtraker, an API for tracking Amtrak trains which serves ~3M monthly requests. The new API uses Bun, a new JavaScript runtime that improves performance and request speed by over 3x when compared to node.

2022

🚊 In preparation for a trip across the US on Amtrak's California Zephyr, I build the "Rail Map," a way to discover railroad crossings and rail bridges, track Amtrak and Caltrain, and more.

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Side Projects

Ongoing

📊 Scraped IBO grade information from PDFs, and made an interface to display it nicely, with some fun data visualizations! More planned...

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Ongoing

📝 A directory of times, dates, and locations of IB & AP exams at BHS

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2023
pomodoro

⏳ the world's most minimalist pomodoro timer

+1
2023

🕰️ BHS countdown clock

+1
2023

📷 Added a responsive photos gallery to my personal website

+1
2022
Rain in Google Calendar
2022

🔥 An archive of fire alarms at BHS

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2022

🌎 Launched a rework of my personal website

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2022
yprog

🕝 Super simple year progress indicator

+1
2022

🦠 Visualize the impact of COVID-19

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2022
Subway

🚉 Interactive BART map that adjusts distance based on travel time

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2022

🌐 My original personal website. Lots of scroll based animations.

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Work Experience

2022 — Now
Berkeley, CA

📰 Making the news more accessible, interactive, and interesting!

2020 — Now

🌯 Helping local business expand their platform

2021 — 2022
Berkeley, CA

🗞 Helping create stories that matter

2020 — 2022
Berkeley, CA

✏️ Writing for BHS

Awards

2023

🎓 Top 8 in the nation in Parliamentary Debate

2022

Parliamentary Debate

2022

Parliamentary Debate

2022
Semifinalist from University of the Pacific

Parliamentary Debate

2022
Semifinalist from Ridge Debates

Parliamentary Debate

Features

2021

🪪 Spoke about how students are surveilled by schools with tracking technology like Go Guardian

Volunteering

2019 — Now
CIT (Counselor in Training) at Bay Club
San Francisco, CA
2023 — 2023
Judge at NYPDL

Occasional Judge for NYPDL and NYPDL-associated tournaments.

2021 — 2022
Music Mentor at BUSD BAO
Willard Middle School
2018 — 2019
CIT (Counselor in Training) at Monkey Business
Berkeley, CA

Education

2019 — Now
Berkeley High School
Berkeley, CA

Contact

GitHub
Twitter