Hi! I'm Brian, most common online handle
betaveros. I study math and computer science at MIT (undergraduate, class of 2019). My interests include front-end/UI design, computer security, functional programming, theoretical computer science, combinatorics, and puzzles.
Contact: The best way is to email (my most common online handle)
My résumé (PDF).
Things I've made:
: a command-line utility
in Haskell (as well as
tiny JS app
) for flexibly converting between puzzlehunt/CTF-y “encodings”. 4861707079 cHV6emxpbmc=!
: a Scala app
that lets you create or draw on grid-based puzzles (Nikoli logic puzzles, crosswords, etc.) with the keyboard
, a dumb thing from 2010 that nevertheless provoked one person to respond:
why the [email protected]#$ am I playing this game
what the hell man
The retroactively official goal is 16,384 clicks :)
Things I've been involved with:
, the (oldest) student computing group at MIT, which manages lots of services (including scripts.mit.edu
, which is currently serving this website). I've hacked on many small things here, like the SIPB office's music spooler, a Perl script related to Gutenbach
, a student group that runs a huge variety of educational programs for middle- and high-school students.
I've worked a lot on the ESP website, a custom Django site we manage our programs with. It's open-source on GitHub!
, for a summer 2018 internship during which I worked on MemSQL Studio, a visual interface for managing and monitoring MemSQL clusters. In particular, I worked on and blogged about Visual Explain
, a tool for visualizing the operations used to perform database queries.
, for a summer 2016 internship during which I worked on Dropbox Paper
, a nifty doc editor for collaboration and brainstorming.
, a Taiwanese provider of programming classes and material, run by my father.
, the writers of the 2015 MIT Mystery Hunt; I hacked quite a bit on Puzzletron
, software for managing the editing and testing of puzzles
, an (open-source!) RPG
for gamifying your life. I only added maybe ten lines of code ever, but I couldn't resist :)