Welcome! I'm Zach. I play music, build software products, and teach and write about both. I'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at Google, working on the Socratic team.

I recently completed a Diploma in Piano Performance, working with Jeremy Denk and Jon Nakamatsu at the San Francisco Conservatory. My formative training was as a thirteen-year student of Natalie Maynard, one of the last students of Olga Samaroff. I've also had the privilege of studying under John McCarthy, Tom Schultz, and Frederic Chiu.

Previously, I studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford, a combination of cognitive science and computer science that remains difficult to explain. If you're interested, I recommend attempting to read Gödel, Escher, Bach.

When I'm not doing any of that, I ski, read, and watch sports and TV shows. Suggestions are always welcome.