Hi, I'm Max.

I'm a student, developer and writer in sunny Cleveland, Ohio. I've worked on projects for businesses, non-profits, research labs and online communities, the largest of which was The Last Outpost.

This website talks about me and my work in some detail. You can also download a one-page PDF resume or view everything on one page.

Work Experience

Software Developer | Department of Cognitive Science, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2015 - Present

Developed a web-based implementation of the tabletop game Microscope with Laravel on the backend and jQuery on the front. Worked with faculty and graduate students to plan classes utilizing the game.

Research Assistant | Language and Cognition Laboratory at CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2014 - Present

Assisted in the design and administration of human subject experiments in the field of gestures and cognition. Collected and analyzed partipant data. Developed interactive experiments utilizing Amazon Mechanical Turk, running on Psiturk and Red Hat's OpenShift cloud platform.

Technical Director & Co-Founder | The Last Outpost LLC, Cleveland, Ohio, July 2010 - December 2014

Founded and led an online community with more than 800 members. Aided in the development and release of a free-to-play, standalone Star Trek roleplaying game, and secured permission for its distribution from rights holders for the Star Trek franchise. In addition, handled community finances and legal matters.

Junior Software Developer | OneCommunity, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2014 - August 2014
Previously Intern, Operations, May 2013 - August 2013

Created a prototype for a customer-facing DNS configuration portal. In three months, designed and developed a working demonstration site using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery) on the front, and PHP in Laravel, BIND, Apache and MySQL on the back. Used Git for version control. Produced design documents, layout mockups, and documentation alongside the project code. Devised plans for converting existing DNS management to system built from this new project.

Extracurricular Experience

President, Cognitive Science Student Organization | Case Western Reserve University, December 2014 - Present

Previously treasurer, September 2013 - December 2014.

Skills & Technologies

Day-to-Day Usage

Programming & Markup

Java, PHP, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, SQL

Software, Frameworks & Services

Laravel, jQuery, Wordpress, Git, IntelliJ, bash

Servers & Administration

Apache, BIND, Webmin

Operating Systems

Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS

Some Experience With

Programming & Markup

Scheme, MIPS, C, bash scripting

Software, Frameworks & Services

SalesForce, Constant Contact, DrRacket, Eclipse

Server Administration

SSHD, VSFTPD, BIND, Webmin, Etherpad

Operating Systems


Exposed To

Programming & Markup

Verilog, Prolog, C#, Python


Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, Ohio, August 2012 - Present. Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science & Cognitive Science.

Expected graduation: May 2016. Cumulative GPA (Fall 2012 - Spring 2015): 3.5
Scholarships: President's Scholarship, National Merit Scholar.

Orange High School | Graduated June 2012. Honors diploma.

Radio Programming

WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University

I'm one half of Max & Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes), a variety talk show about nothing. Our guests have included New York Times bestsellers, major musical acts, and my little sister. It airs Mondays from 5PM to 6PM. I was previously the host of Really Epic Music, a classical and orchestral music program.

Radio Fiction

I write, produce and play the lead role in The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, a fictional radio program set in the universe of Elite: Dangerous and broadcast on Radio Sidewinder.

Send Me a Post by Wire

  • E-mail: max AT zimon DOT co
  • Phone: (216)-285-0396

    This is a Google Voice number and will recieve texts or voice messages.

Social Media: I try to keep my personal and professional presences separate. To that end, I don't have a non-pseudonymous Twitter, Tumblr, or other social profile. I do have a GitHub and a LinkedIn.