Today’s Spotlight features a photograph, taken by Allegra Boverman
, of MIT senior Sheldon Trotman.
When Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small companies that aim to do so.
Even while meeting at a small coffee shop, he is quick to point out a simple fix to a problem that the shop’s proprietors may not even know they have: Many restaurants and workplaces with shift-based scheduling rely on clunky spreadsheets, email lists, or phone calls to coordinate employees who pick up and drop shifts at the last minute. Trotman has designed an app that would let workers do all of this remotely.
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