Omar Rizwan

Me 👤

I'm interested in 'systems' and interfaces.

I live in San Francisco. Since October 2018, I have been supported by ⭐️Dynamicland, Bret Victor's lab, which is part of Y Combinator Research. Dynamicland is building a new kind of computer system.

In addition, I am the creator of ⭐️Screenotate, a tool for macOS and Windows which captures the text and context of every screenshot you take.

I have worked at Stripe, where I developed internal data visualization and programming tools, and at Khan Academy, where I helped build the math exercise system (and was the first intern).

I studied math and computer science at Stanford, where I was fortunate to work with Pat Hanrahan, Maneesh Agrawala, and Stu Card.

At Stanford, I was a course assistant for CS 107E (computer systems from the ground up) and CS 140 (operating systems). I also spent a term studying social and cultural anthropology at Oxford.

I was a Thiel "20 Under 20" Fellow in 2013-2014; during the fellowship, I lived in New York, attended the Recurse Center, and worked on a variety of interface projects, including ⭐️Cruncher, a scrubbing calculator.

I'm originally from northern New Jersey.

Any views expressed on my website are my own and do not represent these people and organizations (and these people and organizations do not necessarily represent me).

omar.rizwan@gmail.com | osnr on GitHub | @rsnous on Twitter