Duncan Gillespie

Software Engineer at Google

Technical Projects

Semitone — Music Education
Semitone is a music education application that uses gamified challenges and accessible reference material to make it easier to learn music theory.

Lead Guitar — Scale & Chord Reference
Lead Guitar is a guitar chord and scale reference application.

Technical Writing

Measuring the Behaviorial Impact of Machine Translation Quality Improvements with A/B Testing
Empirical Methods for Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016

Building a Machine Translation Memory to Improve Machine Translation Coverage and Quality
Association for Machine Translation in the America's (AMTA), 2016 and Code as Craft (Etsy's Technical Blog)

Other Writing

Travel blog covering four months of travel through 10 countries in the summer of 2017.

Hobby Projects


Walnut and Birdseye Maple Boxes
Laser Engraved Cutting Boards
Acoustic Guitar (In Progress)
Walnut and Birdseye Maple Credenza
Walnut Coffee Table
Maple Eagle Marquetry on Dovetailed Walnut Chest
Maple and Cherry Side Table
Pennsylvania Spice Chest


One of my Etsy listings
A series of shirts I printed for a show at Georgetown