Jake Rullman

Jake Rullman

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At a glance

NAME

Jake Austin Rullman

HOMETOWN

Portland, OR

RESIDENCE

Seattle, WA

AGE

20

FAVORITE LA CROIX

Pamplemousse

EMPLOYER

Amazon Web Services

About Me

Hello there! My name's Jake, and I'm a 20 year-old engineer living in Seattle, Washington. I am incredibly passionate about technology, business, and helping others. I created my first LLC when I was 13 years old, and later founded a non-profit at 16.

Besides working as an engineer at Amazon Web Services, I dedicate myself to running my non-profit, the Information Exploration Foundation. By developing and providing freely accessible networks and software, thousands of users worldwide — including those in China, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia — are able to circumvent the repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring and restricting their fundamental right to access the open internet.

Additionally, I volunteer and contribute to open-source and community projects like Cyberduck and Keybase, as well as the Tor Project, for which I operate several network relays — a few of which are among the top in the world by consensus weight and bandwidth history.

I was a Google Glass Explorer, and have developed several applications for the Glass platform. My work with Glass has ranged from creating apps assisting the deaf and hearing-impaired, to creating systems for the US Military.

The ever-expanding list of things I’ve created, worked on, and published includes, among others: multiple iOS apps, an Android app, many Google Glass apps, some Google Chrome extensions, a few macOS applications, an encrypted video chat network, a collaborative studying app, a custom teleconferencing system, a plethora of chat bots, several IoT device integrations, and a chess-playing AI.

My hobbies are always changing and evolving, but it's safe to say that many of them tend to involve voiding warranties. In the increasingly rare moments I'm not busy working on something technological, I enjoy spending my time reading, running, and swimming. I have immense love for photography, perhaps my only creative outlet aside from my (poor) attempts at writing. Snowboarding, learning French, and playing the violin are amongst the many other activities that have captivated my curiosity.




Jake Rullman

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

Founder

Information Exploration Foundation

Current

February 2014 - Present

Founder and Executive Director of the Information Exploration Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defeating internet censorship by developing and advocating for tools that provide privacy, security, and freedom of expression.

Systems Engineer

mywedding.com

Current

April 2014 - Present

Systems Engineer primarily responsible for the architecture, automation, and management of server and network infrastructure. Focused on working to develop and implement tools and process improvements in how infrastructure is built, secured, managed, and maintained, with particular focus on the design and maintenance of a distributed fault-tolerant web infrastructure capable of handling millions of users, management of automated builds and deployments, and the monitoring and optimization of network performance.

Founder

Rullman Advanced Technologies

3 years

April 2012 - November 2015

Founder and CEO of Rullman Advanced Technologies. Early projects include the development of applications for the Google Glass platform, primarily focused on providing accessibility systems for persons with disabilities such as hearing or movement loss. Later projects include creating systems for the United States Army Future Warfare Center (USASMDC / ARSTRAT) incorporating various cutting-edge technologies included in space-training kits.

SysAdmin Intern

mywedding.com

11 Months

June 2013 - April 2014

Systems Administration Intern responsible for systems installation and maintenance, performance troubleshooting, automation scripting, data migration, and improving data security.

Education

Senior

Castle View High School
Fall 2015 - May 2016

Student Government. Web Team. AP Student in US Government. FBLA Member - placed 1st in Cyber Security in Colorado District 5 for the 2nd year in a row. Awarded with Academic Letter.

Junior

Castle View High School
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Student Government. Web Team. AP Student in Computer Science, Literature and Composition. Awarded Academic Letter. FBLA Member - placed 1st in Cyber Security and Networking Concepts in Colorado District 5.

Sophomore

Castle View High School
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Student Government. Web Team. Developed The View News website, which won the Colorado High School Press Association "Best of Show" award.

Freshman

Douglas County High School
Fall 2012 - May 2013

Photography. International Baccalaureate Student. Several Honors classes.

Contact

Drop me a note! I'd love to say hello.

You can follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, take a look at my pictures on Instagram, checkout my code on GitHub.

For encryption, you can find me on Keybase.
You can also grab my PGP key, and my SSH key.