Ceasar Bautista studied computer science at the University of Pennsylvania, interned at Facebook, Lore, and lemonwi.se, and recently finished trying out life at a seed startup with Clara Labs (YC S’14). He is also one of the 7% most active Python users on Github and TA’ed the Python class as a sophomore and junior at Penn. Of his over 100 projects on Github, many of which began at hackathons from as early as PennApps Fall 2010, his three most popular, dots, a package manager for dotfiles, twosheds, a pure Python shell, and staticjinja, a static website generator, have over 85 stars each. Presently, Ceasar devotes most of his open-source efforts to improving Encyclopedia, an encyclopedia to aid personal research.
At Facebook, Ceasar worked with the Growth team to improve click-through rates on emails, text messages, and push notifications by running controlled experiments to discover the effects of varying copy and send times. At Lore , a startup in Manhattan that built beautiful course management software later acquired by Noodle Education, Ceasar worked closely with designers to implement their vision for the new site, using an in-house CoffeeScript framework similar to Backbone.js and SASS. At lemonwi.se, a seed-stage startup in the Summer@Highland program, Ceasar scraped data from e-commerce websites and implemented the back-end for a social widget that consumers used to get advice on purchase decisions from their friends.
Ceasar began his career writing a number of games throughout high school. As a freshman in college, Ceasar practiced web development as a developer for both The Daily Pennsylvanian, an independent student newspaper, and Penn Labs, a non-profit student-run organization that builds applications to improve student life. Before leaving school, Ceasar made several technical and organizational important contributions to Penn Labs, including constructing the front-end of PennCourseReview, which lets students compare courses and professors, authoring the Python SDK for the PennCourseReview API, executing a comprehensive hiring and onboarding strategy, setting standards for interviews and code review, and contributing both to the Common Funding App, which streamlines fundraising for student groups, and Events@Penn, a campus events aggregator.