Hi! I'm Leah Culver.
I'm an iOS and Python developer living in San Francisco. I'm also a co-author of both the OAuth and OEmbed API specifications.
I was formerly the co-founder and lead developer of Pownce, a blogging and social networking application. Pownce was acquired by Six Apart in November 2008 and the website was subsequently shut down. I also co-founded Convore which was funded by Y Combinator in the winter of 2011. Convore transitioned into Grove, hosted IRC for teams and was acquired by Revolution Systems in 2012.
I'm passionate about mobile apps, APIs, social networks, open source, and open specifications. When I'm not coding, I like to travel, run, and drink Diet Coke.
- Pownce - Social network and micro-blogging site. Acquired by Six Apart.
- Convore - Group chat for everyone.
- Baconfile - Simple web interface for Amazon S3.
- Hurl - HTTP client and tool for testing APIs. Winner of "Most Complete" in the 2009 Rails Rumble. Acquired by Twilio.
- Grove - Hosted IRC and so much more. Acquired by Revolution Systems.
- Postagram - Send real postcards from your iPhone or Android.
- Sesame - Themed gift sets mailed from your iPhone.
- OAuth - Open authorization protocol. Used by Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more.
- OEmbed - Open format for embedding photos and videos. Used by YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
- PullToRefresh - A simple iPhone TableViewController for pull-to-refresh functionality.
Here's my press bio:
Leah Culver is a iOS and Python developer. In 2007 she co-founded Pownce, a social networking and micro-blogging website, which was acquired by Six Apart in November 2008. She has co-authored both the OAuth and OEmbed open API specifications. Leah promotes open source, APIs, and the Django web framework on her blog at leahculver.com.