My name is Stanley Sakai and I am originally from Seattle, WA. I graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with a bachelor's degree in linguistics with a focus in chemistry. I began learning Gregg Shorthand in college for notetaking purposes before eventually, in 2010, discovering and teaching myself machine stenography using Plover. I became certified as a Washington State Certified Shorthand Reporter in October, 2012 and worked for two years in Seattle providing realtime captioning services at UW, Seattle University, Bellevue College, Cascadia Community College, Microsoft, Valve Software, Adobe, and various other local organizations. I participated in the Guinness World Record attempt at the 2013 National Court Reporters Association Convention in Nashville, TN and was featured in the subsequent court reporting documentary, For The Record.
In January, 2014, I relocated to New York City and currently reside in Midtown West. I attained the NCRA's Certified CART Provider certification in May, 2014. I have two (Spanish) reviews published in La Revista Taquigráfica, a Spanish-language stenography periodical and was invited to speak at PyGotham 2014 on the state of affairs in open source stenography. Currently, I perform mostly on-site captioning services in and around the New York City area. Notable clients include New York University, School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, Kickstarter, The United Nations, New York Presbyterian Hospital, SRCCON, Pivotal Labs, and Pace University.