About me

Or: why you'd want to go on a date with me

Currently an R-Shiny consultant. Previously worked as a software engineer (Google, IBM, Tagged.com) and web developer in tiny startups (Wish.com, MakeupBee.com, glittr.com, jauntr.com).

Obtained my MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of British Columbia (supervised by the amazing Jenny Bryan) and my Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. My masters thesis project involved developing computational methods to automatically analyze droplet digital PCR data.

I enjoy writing useful & reusable software tools to help others — check out my projects. In the past several years I've become an experienced R useR and an expert in R-Shiny.

I'm addicted to soccer, travelling at any given (and non-given) moment, getting into philosophical debates, and meeting new people :)

The projects page is a nice place to see some of my work, but you can also view my (somewhat outdated) resume.

Grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel; moved to Toronto, Canada during my teens; worked in San Francisco after undergrad; crossed the border again to Vancouver, Canada for grad school; spent many months in other countries backpacking; returned to Toronto in 2017.

I also have an old blog, mostly from high school and some old travelling trips, that I'll leave here just because I want to have a reference to it somewhere.


You can email me or find me on Twitter if you want to get in touch. As I said, I love meeting new people so don't hesitate to send a message!

My fulltime job is consulting work in R and Shiny, so feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss potential projects, your Shiny needs, or need any paid help.

If you'd like to set up a meeting with me, click here to schedule a meeting based on your availability.

You can also send me a quick message using the form below:

Please note this is my personal contact form. For professional inquiries or questions about R/Shiny, contact me via AttaliTech.

If you'd like to get in touch and are very old-school, you can send a letter to:
701-1 Palace Pier Ct, Toronto, ON M8V3W9, Canada.

Help feed me & my coding obsession

If you want to show your support for any of the open source projects I devote my time to, here's a PayPal one-time Donate button that you may click :) You can also choose to become an official sponsor for my long-term development of open-source projects (sponsoring me comes with some additional perks for you).

My open-source projects started as a fun hobby, but as my tools and content got more popular, it has turned into a full-time job commitment (often taking up 20-40 hours per week). Except with 0 pay and no employer benefits :) My goal is to be able to focus as much as I can on open-source work that benefits the entire community rather than individual clients, and I can only reach that goal by getting supported for my hard work.