As a UW CSE undergraduate, Paul Javid spent six months in rural India under the supervision of Ed Lazowska and Tapan Parikh conducting field trials of information and communication technology for developing regions. Subsequently, he received an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and worked at Microsoft. He and Microsoft colleague Pejman Pour-Moezzi are now leading the startup Cody, profiled in GeekWire today:
“Would you take your fitness advice from a robotic looking character named Cody? Some former Microsoft geeks hope so.
“That’s the name of the virtual personal coach that’s designed to get folks off their duffs, and start exercising.
“‘Think of Cody as a proactive Siri. He collects data on your fitness activities, and provides encouragement, recommends activities, and organizes support,’ writes Pejman Pour-Moezzi, the former product manager at Bing who helped come up with the idea.”