Abe Jellinek
student &
computer scientist.
PDFData (2015–)

Project with Dr. Larry Masinter to develop an open standard for data storage in PDF. Essentially, to solve the problem of PDF being "where data goes to die." PDFData allows you to store tabular (linked) data in a PDF file, associate it with pages, tables, or other objects within, and retrieve it later through a Web service or offline.

PDFData's primary target is government and NGOs needing a better method of data distribution. These organizations already publish huge amounts of data in the PDF format, but most of it is hard for data consumers to retrieve and work with. PDFData provides a solution.

Futuristic Lights (2013–2016)

Co-founded startup with classmates. Raised over $60,000 on Kickstarter, manufactured and shipped multiple products. I developed a homegrown online store system with credit card processing, shipping label handling, and automatic address verification. I also participated in the business side of the startup, filing incorporation and tax documents and (reluctantly) developing an expertise in business.

Inventor on pending patent.

Photography (a long time ago–)

I've been taking photos since I was a little kid, but it's only recently that I've been taking it more seriously and holding onto/editing the photos that I take. I've uploaded some of them here for your viewing pleasure!