Startup Accelerator Platform

I was Principal Software Engineer on the team building and maintaining this system — the backbone of MassChallenge’s startup accelerator programs around the world.

Accelerate in action

The Accelerate platform coordinates thousands of people and companies throughout the MassChallenge accelerator process — registration, applications, judging, scheduling, and cash awards. It also provides extensive reporting on the process for operational and executive staff.

By the end of my time at MassChallenge, the platform had connected 25,000 startups and 60,000 entrepreneurs with 10,000 industry experts.

I led the migration of our 100,000-line codebase from Python 2 to Python 3, and the migration from Django 1 to Django 2.

Technology Stack

  • Python 3
  • Django 2
  • Django Rest Framework
  • ReactJS
  • Docker
  • Amazon EC2/RDS/ECS