Duncan Gillespie

I am a software engineer currently working on search and machine translation at Etsy.

Work related writing

Building a Machine Translation Memory to Improve Machine Translation Coverage and Quality
Code as Craft, Etsy's Technical Blog (link)

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

Side Technical Projects

Pull Menu Timer. A Mac menu-bar app for easy pomodoro-style timing.

Hobby Projects

Woodworking. I started building furniture in middle school and have kept going with it since then.

Walnut and Birdseye Maple Credenza
Walnut Coffee Table
Maple and Cherry Side Table
Pennsylvania Spice Chest
Maple Eagle Marquetry on Dovetailed Walnut Chest
Maple and Mahogany Writing Desk

Screenprinting. From stenciling, I fell into screenprinting in high school. I don’t do it much anymore but occasionally I’ll feel inspired to print something.

An Etsy listing of mine
A series of shirts I printed for a small exhibit at Georgetown