Isaac Sukin

PM at Acquia. UPenn/Wharton '14. Self-taught coder since 2007. I like building things.

Author

Book cover: Game Development with Three.js
I wrote Game Development with Three.js, a book about building 3D games that anyone can play in a web browser. It was published in October 2013 by Packt Publishing.

Open-source programmer

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Software I've written has been downloaded over 150,000 times. My work has focused on communications and visualization technologies on the web and desktop in around a dozen languages.

Game engine creator

Screenshot of a platformer game
In addition to writing a number of games from scratch, I built a 3D procedural terrain generator as well as a foundation for quickly building interactive 2D games for the web.

Awards & achievements

Stars
  • Wharton Dean's Award for Innovation winner, 2014
  • Wharton Research Scholar, 2012-2013
  • Co-founder of Bell Society; member of Kairos Society, Cum Laude Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta
  • Google Summer of Code Mentor, 2010
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • National Merit Finalist
  • 10 Model UN awards at 8 conferences
  • 11 team and individual math competition awards

Investor

Dorm Room Fund logo
I was the first founding partner of Dorm Room Fund, a student-run venture capital fund that invests $2 million from First Round Capital into student-run startups. I met with founders, made investment decisions, and helped operate the fund.

Community Bonus Pack co-leader

In-game Community Bonus Pack screenshot
The CBP3 team develops third-party content for Unreal Engine games. We have won 49 international awards among other recognition, and our releases have been downloaded over 250,000 times. I assembled the team of over 30 people from 11 countries and facilitated development.

Work history

Isaac at work
I am a product manager at Acquia, where I previously developed social business software and product marketing strategy. I have also built data processing and visualization tools at Twitter, created data-driven web and mobile tools for First Round Capital, and freelanced as a consultant and web developer for dozens of startups.

Writer

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Published 4 short stories and 3 poems in 5 literary magazines. Also won the English Department Most Outstanding Student Award in 2010 and a Gold Key Award from National Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition in 2009. You can read samples.