Hi, I'm Cole Striler. When I was in 9th grade, I founded a business called Xuxa Socks. Within five years, Xuxa Socks was selling over 30,000 pairs of socks a year, which I used to help pay my way through UC Berkeley. In college, I learned how to code and did a summer data science internship at NASA. My senior year, I built a web app that that landed me a full-time job at Apple working on the online store as a backend developer.

In my free time, I love motorcycle riding, chess, music, jiu-jitsu, surfing, and startups.

Experience & Education:

Xuxa Socks

A private label sock company I founded in 9th grade and grew to selling 30,000+ pairs of socks a year. Manufactured the socks in China and sold to large US action sports brands, including Lucas Oil and Tonka. Used the business to pay my way through college. In operation from 2011 to 2019.


A web app that converts Jupyter notebooks into readable articles on the web. The idea was to create an open-source platform for all information where anyone can verify the validity of the source by downloading the notebook and playing with the data themselves. (active but no longer updating)


A web app that lets you use different phone numbers for different areas of your life. Technologies: Flask backend, React frontend, DynamoDB database, Auth0 authentication, Twilio API, Stripe API, & AWS serverless hosting. (discontinued)


A simple Twitter bot that scrapes various APIs and tweets a visual surf report for popular locations in Southern California. (discontinued)