take me home, country roads
Nice to meet you!
My name is Nick Allen and I design and build software for a living. I live in Venice, CA with my lovely wife and our fluffy dog from the other page.
I was born in Eugene, Oregon and I grew up outside of Portland -- so I love the Blazers, the Seahawks, pine trees, and I kind of miss the rain. I went to Stanford where I studied Product Design.
I love playing music (piano/drums), cars, architecture, interior design, pasta, sushi, and snowboarding in the winter. I believe an Arnold Palmer is the superior drink.
2009 - 2013
BS - Engineering - Product Design
2013 - 2018
2018 - 2020
2020 - Present
"Geofilters" - USER INTERFACE TO AUGMENT AN IMAGE
"Discover" - MULTICHANNEL SYSTEM
"Our Stories Authentication" - GEO-FENCE AUTHORIZATION PROVISIONING
"Chat for Snapchat" - EPHEMERAL GROUP CHAT
"Stories" - EPHEMERAL MESSAGE GALLERIES
"Saving Snap to Memories" - EPHEMERAL MESSAGE GALLERIES WITH OPT-IN PERMANENCE
"Trophies" - MESSAGING ACHIEVEMENT PICTOGRAPH DISPLAY SYSTEM
"Bitmoji Filters for Snapchat" - GENERATING AND DISPLAYING CUSTOMIZED AVATARS IN MEDIA OVERLAYS
"Group Stories" - RESTRICTED GROUP CONTENT COLLECTION
"Official Stories" - SOCIAL MEDIA POST SUBSCRIBE REQUESTS FOR BUFFER USER ACCOUNTS
"Vertical Scrubber" - INTERFACE METHOD TO MANIPULATE VIDEO TIMECODE
"Turnstyle" - MEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION
"Custom Stories" - GENERATING AGGREGATED MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS FOR A GROUP OF USERS
"Our Stories Curation Tool" - GENERATION, CURATION, AND PRESENTATION OF MEDIA COLLECTIONS
"Our Stories" - GEO-LOCATION BASED EVENT GALLERY
"Stories Expiration" - EPHEMERAL GALLERY ELIMINATION BASED ON GALLERY AND MESSAGE TIMERS