Projects
Prepare to be impressed. A directory of my projects, applications, and tools as it relates to digital technology.
01. Foreword

Becoming an expert, scratch that, freakishly good at something takes years of trial and error until you get it right. Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, says you need 10,000 hours (20 hours per week for 10 years) to be a phenom at some particular craft.

“The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert—in anything,” writes the neurologist Daniel Levitin. — p. 40

Ever since I first discovered what computers are capable of in 7th grade, I've found an unrelenting drive to learn and push things further. Computer science became a part-time hobby for me (and still is) as I continue to build a catalogue of personal projects.

RAkerman Foundation
Exploding Chickens
A beautiful, online alternative to the popular Exploding Kittens card game. Built on Node.js with 600+ games played by 500+ players, led development and a team of 5.
Node.js
MongoDB
Mocha
Handlebars
Vue
Tailwinds
Auth0
Stripe
Pulqra
Steven Olikara Website
A foundational website supporting Steven Olikara’s 2022 run for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Completely rebuilt from the ground up with unified colors, textures, and mobile optimizations.
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Tailwinds
RAkerman Foundation
Informr
(In Private Beta) A no-nonsense web form endpoint that enables web developers to handle form submissions faster. Leverages edge compute to offer high request volume and low cost.
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV/R2
Auth0
Typescript
Tailwinds
Mailgun
03. The Archive
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Jul 2022Mark 4 Personal Project
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Tailwinds
Jun 2022Informr RAkerman Foundation
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV/R2
Auth0
Typescript
Tailwinds
Mailgun
May 2022Steven Olikara Website Pulqra
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Tailwinds
May 2022Pulqra Website Pulqra
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Tailwinds
May 2022RAkerman Linker Personal Project
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Typescript
Tailwinds
Apr 2022Vibhav Bansal Website Pulqra
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Tailwinds
Feb 2022Passport UIC Shibboleth University of Illinois Chicago
Node.js
Express
SAML
Vite
Tailwinds
Nov 2021Remindcord Personal Project
Node.js
Express
Discord API
Jun 2021Space and Key University of Illinois Chicago
Nuxt v3
Auth0
SQL
Tailwinds
Jun 2021RAkerman Status Personal Project
Nuxt v3
Cloudflare Workers/KV
Typescript
Tailwinds
Apr 2021Homebase Personal Project
Particle.io
C++
Small Electronics
Autodesk Fusion
Homebridge
Dec 2020Exploding Chickens RAkerman Foundation
Node.js
MongoDB
Mocha
Handlebars
Vue
Tailwinds
Auth0
Stripe
Oct 2020Particlecord Personal Project
Node.js
Express
Particle.io
Discord API
Aug 2020PaperMC Manager Personal Project
Bash
PM2
May 2020Mark 3 Personal Project
Ghost.io
HTML/CSS
Webpack
Apr 2020ImpackAI Rock Valley Packaging
Node.js
Express
MongoDB
Auth0
HTML/CSS
Oct 2019RAkerman Pace Clock Personal Project
Particle.io
C++
Small Electronics
Mesh Networking
Oct 2019Mark 2 Personal Project
Node.js
Express
HTML/CSS
May 2019RRATFR Manager Personal Project
Node.js
Express
MongoDB
Auth0
HTML/CSS
Apr 2019Mark 1 Personal Project
Node.js
Express
HTML/CSS
Nov 2017MTOP Montel Technologies
Node.js
Express
MongoDB
HTML/CSS