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I'm a computer science student and programmer living in Boston, Massachusetts.

About

I'm a third year computer science student at Northeastern University. I work hard and make things.

In my free time, I like to hack on my own projects, like my army of Twitter bots. I open source all of my code, and you can check it out on Github! On Thursday nights you can find me at NU Hacks hanging out with friends, talking about tech, and generally not getting anything accomplished.

I am active on the English Wikipedia, where I'm an administrator and arbitrator. I occasionally write articles, but spend more of my time reverting vandalism, resolving disputes, and generally trying to do my part to keep the whole thing from falling apart. When I need a break from that, I edit the English Wikisource, where I'm currently transcribing the Pentagon Papers.

Projects

GorillaBot

GorillaBot is a Python IRC bot framework. I use it to run an IRC bot in a Wikipedia-related channel, but it can be extended to perform custom commands.

Brandeis

Brandeis is a tool to semi-automatically convert HTML court cases into Wikitext, and then upload them to the English Wikisource

Twitter bots

I have a small contingent of Twitter bots that occasionally spit out funny tweets.

Wikisource-to-LaTeX

Wikisource-to-LaTeX is a Python project to convert the Pentagon Papers from the English Wikisource into a LaTeX document.

Work

At Northeastern University, I will do three six-month-long co-ops.

I have completed my first co-op, in which I worked as a software developer at NxStage Medical, Inc., a renal care device company. My focus was web connectivity for one of their devices; I developed the user experience for connecting the device to a wireless network, and I helped integrate an embedded HTTP server into the system. I primarily used C, C++, and HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

During the summer in 2013, I participated as a student in Google Summer of Code. I worked with the Wikimedia Foundation to develop the BookManagerv2 extension. This extension will support wikis that host book content by allowing the content to be organized and structured. I wrote this primarily in PHP and Javascript.

I was most recently working as a research assistant at the Lazer Lab at Northeastern University on a project that uses historical election data to predict future elections.

Contact

The best way to contact me is by email at molly.white5@gmail.com.

You can also find me on a number of other websites: