Who are we?

Penn Labs empowers others to make connections: connections to resources, connections to people, and connections to the greater Penn community. We are passionate about improving the Penn community, and do so by identifying needs at Penn, and creating products to meet those needs.
We are a team of developers, designers, and intrapreneurs.

Meet the team

Tiffany Chang

Tiffany Chang

Co-Director & PM PennCentral

Honolulu, HI
Tiffany is a junior in Wharton studying OIDD & Stats and minoring in CIS. She programs in JS and loves frontend development. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and reading about psychology.
Adam Domingoes

Adam Domingoes

Web Developer

St. Augustine, FL
Adam is a junior in Wharton studying Finance and minoring in Computer Science. When he’s not hacking in JavaScript, he can be found playing guitar.
Jason Tang

Jason Tang

Mobile Developer (Android)

Hong Kong
Jason is a senior studying Computer Science and Economics. He is proficient in android coding, and when he is not coding he plays piano and composes.
Nihar Patil

Nihar Patil

PM PennCentral

Pleasanton, CA
Nihar is a sophomore studying NETS. He likes making websites, helping people, and playing guitar. His favorite foods include Insomnia Cookies and carrots.
Shriya Iyer

Shriya Iyer

Business Developer

Kohoes, NY
Shriya is a freshman in M&T studying Computer Science and Finance. She dances on Penn Masti and works at Williams Cafe. In her free time, she loves to sing, work out, and explore the city.
Valencia Fu

Valencia Fu

Web Design

Germantown, MD
Valencia is a sophomore studying biology. She focuses on web design and user interfaces. In her free time, she loves cooking/eating, designing print publications, and going to concerts.
Sam Akhavan

Sam Akhavan

Backend Developer

Chevy Chase, MD
Sam is a sophomore studying Computer Science. He works on backend projects using Node.js and MongoDB. When he's not busy teaching OCaml and Java, Sam likes riding around on his longboard, DJing EDM music, and cooking delicious food.
Mike Abelar

Mike Abelar

Mobile Developer (Android)

Red Bank, NJ
Mike is a freshman in M&T planning to study CIS and OIDD concurrently. In his free time, he loves programming Android applications, shooting hoops, and playing chess.
Yonah Mann

Yonah Mann

Web Developer

New York & Israel
Yonah is a sophomore in M&T studying Computer Science and Statistics. At Penn Labs, he focuses on the backend development of PennCourseReview. In his free time, Yonah enjoys tennis, rock climbing, and Korean food.
Laura Gao

Laura Gao

iOS Design

Dallas, TX
Laura studies information decisions and computer animation. Laura likes to watch horror movies, sketch strangers instead of listening in class, and go car karaoke-ing.
Emily Tan

Emily Tan

Business Developer

Richland, WA
Emily is a sophomore in M&T studying finance and computer science. She is on the business development team and is looking forward to creating more of a brand presence on campus for PennLabs. In her free time, she enjoys working out, baking, and eating aggressive amounts of nuts and nut butters.
Josh Doman

Josh Doman

Co-Director & PM PennMobile

Atlanta, GA
Josh is a sophomore in M&T studying Finance, Management and CIS. In his free time, he loves to develop and improve PennMobile, and he also enjoys playing tennis, rock climbing, and exploring the outdoors.
Andrew Si

Andrew Si

Mobile Developer (Android)

Los Altos, CA
Andrew is a sophomore studying CIS. He primarily programs in Java but has also worked with JavaScript, Python, and R. During his free time, Andrew enjoys rewatching Star Wars films and playing piano, tennis, and basketball.
Julia Chun

Julia Chun

Web Developer

Seoul, South Korea
Julia is a junior studying computer science. Her current interests are data processing and big data analytics. In her free time, she likes to play the violin, dance, work out at the gym, or read about cool new businesses.
Rohan Menezes

Rohan Menezes

Web Developer

Santa Clara, California
Rohan is a sophomore in the M&T Program majoring in CIS and concentrating in Management and Statistics. He likes coding in Java, HTML, PHP, and SQL and can be found listening to 90s music or playing/watching sports.
Young Lee

Young Lee

Web Developer

Vancouver, Canada
Young is a sophomore in M&T studying Computer Science in Engineering and concentrating in Management through the Wharton School of Business. When Young is not coding in Javascript or OCaml, he enjoys filmmaking, photography, listening to jazz and hip-hop, and finding the best sushi in town.
Sarah Raines

Sarah Raines

Business Developer

Wayland, MA
Sarah is a freshman in M&T studying Computer Science, Management, and Finance. She’s a business developer at Penn Labs and likes to raise awareness about the awesome new features of PennMobile (seriously, check it out). She also loves to sail, play the ukelele, and teach engineering labs to high school students.
Rong Xiang

Rong Xiang

Android Design

Cherry Hill, NJ
Rong is a junior majoring in Fine Arts. She designs the user experience and visual appearance of PennMobile. In her free time, Rong is listening to music, reading design books, and getting herself into trouble.
Jackie Peng

Jackie Peng

Mobile Developer (Android)

Toronto, Canada
Jackie is a sophomore studying bioengineering and planning to minor in CIS. She is part of the Android Development team for PennMobile and likes programming in Java. In her free time, Jackie likes to listen to music, play video and strategy games, and knit.
Cameron Cabo

Cameron Cabo

Web Developer

Los Angeles, CA
Cameron is a Sophomore in M&T studying computer science and marketing. He's passionate for making products that people enjoy using and can learn from. When he's not on the grind, he likes to eat, exercise, and explore new things.
Cassandra Li

Cassandra Li

Web Developer

Hagerstown, MD
Cassandra is a sophomore studying Computer Science. She works on frontend development for PennCourseReview. In her free time, Cassandra likes to explore the city, eat at new restaurants, and go on road trips.
Vinai Rachakonda

Vinai Rachakonda

Backend Developer

Glenn Dale, MD
Vinai is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Management. When not coding in Python or "studying," Vinai plays basketball, reads, and studies gambling.
Aaron Michaels

Aaron Michaels

Web Developer

Bangkok, Thailand
Aaron is a senior studying Cognitive Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a JavaScript aficionado and frontend enthusiast, preferring the React framework for implementing UIs. When not developing, he enjoys reading, and long distance running and cycling.
Brandon Lin

Brandon Lin

PM PennCourseReview & Dev Ops

New York, NY
Brandon is a sophomore studying Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. He likes coding in Python, Bash, and LaTeX, and enjoys solving Rubik's Cubes, singing & playing music, and making origami.
Michael Zhou

Michael Zhou

Mobile Developer (Android)

Chicago, IL
Michael a sophomore studying CIS and statistics. He enjoys programming in Java and Python. When he's not studying CIS, he plays the violin and like to cook.
Suzanne Knop

Suzanne Knop

PM PennCourseReview

Poughkeepsie, NY
Suzanne is studying Digital Media Design. She focuses on frontend web design and her personal interests include creating a community for women in tech, developing, creating art and listening to music. When she's not developing, she likes to make music videos and go to the roofs of buildings.
Davis Haupt

Davis Haupt

Backend Developer

New York, NY
Davis is a freshman in Engineering studying Computer Science. He’s a backend developer at Penn Labs and likes programming in JavaScript and Python. Away from the keyboard, he loves hiking, sailing, and keeping up with political news.
Arun Kirubarajan

Arun Kirubarajan

Backend Developer

Mississauga, Ontario
Arun is a freshman in the Artificial Intelligence Program majoring in CIS and Cognitive Science. He does web development in his free time with Node and is a big fan of C++. Arun is also a shawarma enthusiast that brews coffee, loves Batman movies, and always eats Goldfish crackers.
Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Web Developer

Lorton, VA
Eric is currently studying computer science. He works on the backend for Penn Course Review. In his free time, Eric enjoys coding and contributing to open source projects.
Zhilei Zheng

Zhilei Zheng

Mobile Developer (iOS)

Shanghai, China
Zhilei is a sophomore studying NETS. He codes in Ruby, Swift, Java, and JavaScript. When he is not coding, he plays ice hockey and jots down recipes for cooking.
Dominic Holmes

Dominic Holmes

Mobile Developer (iOS)

Dell Rapids, SD
Dominic is a sophomore studying computer science. At Penn Labs, he works on the PennMobile iOS team, focusing on design and user experience. In his free time, he likes to work on his own iOS projects, eat pasta, play guitar, and look out windows.
Celine Lee

Celine Lee

Backend Developer

Sunnyvale, CA
Celine studies Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She loves exploring the intersection of hardware and software development. This is her first year with Penn Labs, and she can't wait to learn a lot in her first few months. In her free time, Celine loves to take walks, which helps her step back and appreciate where she is.

Projects

Penn Course Review

Penn Course Review

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We built the Penn Course Review to allow Penn students to make informed decisions on their course decisions. PCR includes professor rankings, course difficulties, commentary, and more on all courses taught at Penn in the past decade.

Common Funding Application

Common Funding Application

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Common Funding Application is a tool allow student groups across the University to easily request funding for their events to one or more funding sources on campus. Simultaneously, funding groups have the ability to view what groups have applied for funding from them and make approval/denials.

Pennvolvement

Pennvolvement

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Pennvolvement is a platform for companies and organizations to post volunteer opportunities for Penn students.

PennMobile

PennMobile

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Penn Mobile App is the university's first official mobile app. On iOS and Android, PennMobile provides live dining hall menus and hours, course and faculty search, live bus routes, popular sources of campus-news and school support numbers.

PCR API

Penn Course Review API

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Penn Course Review API was the first API we released for developers at Penn. Over the course of the last few years, the API has allowed students to create awesome apps with information including reviews for courses, instructors and departments. For documentation, see the Docs page.

Penn Book Bazaar

Penn Book Bazaar

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We built Penn Book Bazaar to solve one of the most basic problems confronting students: textbooks. Book Bazaar allows students to search for the textbooks they need as well as sell the ones they are done with. Need to sell a book? Check it out here.

Penn Registrar API

Penn Registrar API

Request Access

While Penn already had an API for its registrar, Labs worked with the administration to open up the API for developer use. With an easy to use python wrapper, the API allows developers to access up-to-date registrar information, including course schedules, registration status and locations. For docs, see the Docs page.

Alumni

Alexey Komissarouk

Alexey Komissarouk

Hacker Paradise

2010-2011
Nop Jiarathanakul

Nop Jiarathanakul

Autodesk

2010-2013
Dhruv Maheshwari

Dhruv Maheshwari

LinkedIn

2013-2015
James Feuereisen

James Feuereisen

Boston Consulting Group

2013-2014
Adel Qalieh

Adel Qalieh

University of Michigan

2013-2017
Derek Jobst

Derek Jobst

Raise.me

2013-2016
Amalia Hawkins

Amalia Hawkins

Pippio

2010-2011
Kevin Su

Kevin Su

Google

2011-2012
David Xu

David Xu

Upthere

2012-2014
Vivian Huang

Vivian Huang

Airbnb

2014-2015
Alex Wissmann

Alex Wissmann

Twitter

2013-2016
Prakhar Bhandari

Prakhar Bhandari

Bloomberg

2015-2016
Dan Getelman

Dan Getelman

Remix

2010-2011
Yefim Vedernikoff

Yefim Vedernikoff

Raise

2011-2014
Clara Wu

Clara Wu

Facebook

2012-2015
Hong Kim

Hong Kim

2014-2016
David Lakata

David Lakata

Wealthfront

2014-2016
Jacob Noonan

Jacob Noonan

SpaceX

2014-2015
Ceasar Bautista

Ceasar Bautista

Domino Data Lab

2010-2014
Kyle Hardgrave

Kyle Hardgrave

Medium

2012-2014
Lewis Ellis

Lewis Ellis

Shape Security

2012 – 2014
Reika Yoshino

Reika Yoshino

2015-2016
Sacha Best

Sacha Best

Bloomberg

2014-2015