a bio.


hey there, my name's josh and i'm a computer science student at northwestern university. right now i'm working as a technical student fellow at knight lab, doing user testing for the loft with delta lab, directing wildhacks, and editing-in-chiefing the northwestern undergraduate research journal. i spent my past summer working at groupon. i put some of the things i make here.

josh shi makes things.


wildhacks 2016

in addition to directing and branding, i also develop a lot of the front-end for wildhacks. the 2016 site is live now at wildhacks.org


a task management app built in the mean stack i made as a solo project that allows you to create and manage tasks based on urgency and importance

timeline helper

a knight lab project which provides a google sheets addon for timelinejs users that makes it easier to create and edit timeline information


a python web scraper for northwestern university's course and teacher evaluations

secreter santa

my friends and i do secret santa every year. a few of us have had the same people too many times in a row, so i used the munkres algorithm for a script that makes better santa assignments and sends out emails



these days i serve as editor-in-chief of the northwestern undergraduate research journal, a student-run publication dedicated to showcasing cool undergraduate research on campus. last year i redesigned the publication, which you can see here.

wildhacks 2015

i did the front-end and branding for wildhacks 2015, our hackathon here at northwestern university. i wrote a medium post about the process here. this website is no longer up, but you can check it out on github


online learning website i helped prototype and perform user testing on as a student fellow at knight lab