Charles Pletcher

Grad Student

New York, New York

Website https://github.com/pletcher

Western Hemisphere receptions of ancient Greek tragedy, messenger speech, digital humanities, literary theory and criticism, reception studies

Profiles

Twitter
Medium

Education

2016 - Present
Columbia University
Classics/Comparative Literature
PhD
September 2012 - June 2013
Dartmouth College
Comparative Literature
AM
January 2010 - May 2012
Brown University
Classics (honors) and Comparative Literature
AB
July 2007 - June 2009
Deep Springs College

Work

The Flatiron School

February 2016 - August 2016
Technical Curriculum Lead
  • Led project for algorithmically triaging GitHub issues (using TF-IDF and the Python NLTK)
  • Wrote introductory JavaScript curriculum
  • Oversaw technical development of Flatiron's curricula, including courses on Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Introductory Computer Science (with Java), and iOS development

Assembly

June 2014 - December 2016
Engineer

Assembly created a platform for crowd-building software, enabling community-owned ownership of new products.

  • Contributed to an automated concierge platform built on Slack (using AWS Lambda)
  • Refactored Assembly's chat platform (https://github.com/asm-products/landline-web)
  • Built Assembly's payments platform for distributing project income to contributors (https://github.com/asm-products/payments)

Kosmix (@WalmartLabs)

September 2009 - April 2014
Relevance Analyst (intern, contract, 2009-2011), Software Engineer (intern, contract, 2011-2013), SWE III (full-time, 2013-2014)

Kosmix built a search engine taxonomy that created a magazine-like interface to the web. Walmart acquired Kosmix in 2011.

Volunteer

Telluride Association

June 2011 - Present
Trustee

The Telluride Association is an educational non-profit that runs scholarship programs at Cornell and the University of Michigan focused on building democratic, self-governing communities

  • ITAC (chair, 2015 - present): Maintain the Association's online presence
  • Telluride Association – Deep Springs Liaison (chair, 2014 - 2017): Facilitated communications between the Association and Deep Springs College, and maintain a record of shared institutional history

Languages

English
Native
Spanish
Advanced
Ancient Greek
Advanced
Latin
Advanced
Italian
Intermediate
French
Intermediate