Karen Ho
Co-founder, Head of Mobile Engineering @ Swiftly
San Francisco, CA
iOS Development
Full Stack Engineer
Full Stack Engineer
Symphony Commerce
Application Developer
Goldman Sachs
Cornell University
Masters of Engineering Computer Science
Cornell University
BS Material Science Engineering
Minor Computer Science Engineering


iOS and Apple Watch App

Beanstock makes it easy to track the value of your stock portfolio. Get an overview glance at how your stocks are doing today as well as overall performance. Be able to search through stocks from all different exchanges like the NASDAQ, LSE, TWE and more.

Technologies Used: swift, python, MYSQL, node.js.

Pantry Pal

Money 20/20 Hackathon Winner 2018 - $5k

Payapl - $8k

Enabling consumers the ability to pool together in order to make bulk purchases. Everyday essentials such as napkins, toilet paper and diapers can be expensive with one time purchases and so we have created a way to leverage individual consumer's purchasing power to share and divide bulk purchases. By utilizing models such as threshold limits and subscriptions as well as understanding consumer behavior, supermarkets can benefit from this exchange.

Technologies Used: iOS, Swift, Node, Firebase, SQL.


HackHLTH Winner 2018 - $10k

Over 70 thousand people died from opioid overdoses last year. To help mitigate this epidemic, Ankh uses Fitbit heart rate data and machine learning algorithms to instantly and automatically detect overdoses. Once Ankh identifies an overdose, it automatically contacts family members and emergency medical services. Additionally, Ankh also contacts a member of the Ankh volunteer community, who are trained and armed with Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal drug, to provide care to patients in a timely manner. By automatically detecting and responding to these crises, we hope to greatly reduce the number of opioid related deaths and help ensure that no one has to deal with tragedies associated with opioid use.

Technologies Used: iOS, Swift, Node.js, Fitbit, Heroku, Twilio, Python.


Money 20/20 Hackathon Winner 2016 - $20k

Visa Prize - $25k + HoloLens + Trip to ProBowl

Warren - a personalized financial adviser for the Amazon Echo. Everyday, Warren provides you with curated, actionable items. Warren aggregates and processes hundred of news sources to gain sentiment analysis on your stock portfolio - suggesting stocks to purchase or to sell. Warren will make you a smarter investor.

Technologies Used: alexa, javascript, IBM Watson, MYSQL.

The Meter Beater Club

Winner of TechCrunch Sponsor Prizes 2015

.CLUB Domains - $5k Magnet - $3k

MasterCard Club - Sportiva Exotic Car Tour

The Meter Beater Club - the way to solve the world's meter problems. Just park your car and set the amount of time you have put into the meter. When your meter is about to expired someone will fill your meter for a small fee. You can also participate by being filling other people's meter and earn a small fee.

Technologies Used: swift, java, javascript, HTML, CSS and MYSQL.


Winner Salesforce Hackathon 2014 - $10k

8th placed in the Heroku category. Introducing Keith. A simple and elegant way for talent acquisition. Candidates are ranked against one another with three heuristics: technical skill, logistic and culture.

Technologies Used: PostgreSQL, node.js, javascript, AngularJS, HTML, Bootstrap and CSS.

Smash Bros

Illustrations Website

Smash Bros is a website that I create featuring my illustrations of Smash Brother Characters.

Technologies Used: Adobe Illustrator, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS.

Upload. Animate. Embed.


Upload. Animate. Embed. is a website where user can upload an image using imgur API and apply a desired CSS animation. Afterwards, the HTML/CSS text are displayed.

Technologies Used: Javascript, HTML, CSS.