Projects are organized into web development, game development, and miscellaneous categories. Also of potential interest: my intermittent open-source contributions.


Web Development

SchoolBot 2015–2016

rails, rspec, ember, leaflet, postgres, redis, heroku, s3

Mobile web app that tracks school bus locations. Originally an in-house Vermonster product, now an open-source project with a paid hosting option, schoolbot.io. I led development and documentation of SchoolBot from its conception through launch.

Sesame 2015

sinatra, redis, slack, twilio, heroku

Slack-operated access control for telephone-based building intercom systems. Developed for the Vermonster office.

CSH WebNews 2011–2015

rails, postgres, coffeescript, jquery, nntp

Web-based client for the Computer Science House news server, with progressive enhancements, email notifications, and a JSON API supporting third-party iOS and Android apps. Actually two projects:

  • WebNews v0, a sprawling mess of spaghetti that was my second Rails app ever, but nevertheless saw wide adoption and had 100+ weekly active users within CSH for several years.

  • WebNews v1, an unfinished 2015 rewrite that only got as far as the API and its documentation.

Haddock on Heroku 2011

sinatra, heroku

Dead-simple web frontend for Haddock, a gem that generates memorable passwords.

Clobber on Rails 2011

rails, sqlite3, jquery, svg, heroku

An online version of an obscure board game, created for a class project, and my first Rails app ever.


Game Development

Warp Zone 2012

gamemaker 8

Think fast! Pilot a spaceship through twisting tunnels at warp speed, neutralizing obstacles with the correct tool at the correct time.

NetHack Achievements 2011

c, mysql

During a brief stint on Computer Science House’s BingeHack project (at the time a fork of the original NetHack, now a fork of NetHack 4), I designed and integrated a full set of “achievements” into the game. Unfortunately, the names and descriptions were stored in a database that now appears offline.

Vectrocity 2009

flash, actionscript 3

Space shoot-‘em-up with a retro vector style. Dodge lasers, collect powerups, and blast waves of ships into glowy green line segments.

Black Hole Wars 2008

gamemaker 7

Unfinished head-to-head game where players slingshot asteroids around using black holes.


Miscellaneous

Wāpuro Rōmaji 2018

language-agnostic

Code exercise based on a real-world text conversion problem. Created for Wistia Engineering.

Homebrew Notifier 2015

shell

Push-button-install script that notifies you when any of your Homebrew packages are outdated.

Advent of Code 2015

ruby

Solutions to the original 2015 edition of Advent of Code, a series of 25 programming challenges.

Giant Robots Posts 2012

rails, git, open source

While apprenticing at thoughtbot, I had the privilege of writing a couple posts for their popular tech blog, Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots:

Twittjr 2009

ruby, ibm basic

Pseudo-live feed of the most recent public tweets matching a specified search… on an IBM PCjr.