Richard Hendriks

Programmer

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Summary

Richard hails from Tulsa. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Stanford. (Go Sooners and Cardinals!) Before starting Pied Piper, he worked for Hooli as a part time software developer. While his work focuses on applied information theory, mostly optimizing lossless compression schema of both the length-limited and adaptive variants, his non-work interests range widely, everything from quantum computing to chaos theory. He could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!

Experience

Pied Piper

12/2013 - 12/2014

CEO/President

Pied Piper is a multi-platform technology based on a proprietary universal compression algorithm that has consistently fielded high Weisman Scores™ that are not merely competitive, but approach the theoretical limit of lossless compression.

  • Build an algorithm for artist to detect if their music was violating copy right infringement laws
  • Successfully won Techcrunch Disrupt
  • Optimized an algorithm that holds the current world record for Weisman Scores

Volunteer

CoderDojo

01/2012 - 01/2013
Teacher

Global movement of free coding clubs for young people.

  • Awarded 'Teacher of the Month'

Education

University of Oklahoma

06/2011 - 01/2014

Bachelor Information Technology

4.0
  • DB1101 - Basic SQL
  • CS2011 - Java Introduction

Awards

Digital Compression Pioneer Award

Techcrunch

There is no spoon.

Publications

Hooli

Innovative middle-out compression algorithm that changes the way we store data.

References

It is my pleasure to recommend Richard, his performance working as a consultant for Main St. Company proved that he will be a valuable addition to any company.
— Erlich Bachman