Projects

Write the code. A list of my projects, applications, and tools as it relates to digital technology.

Professional Projects

MTOP | Montel Technologies Operations Portal

Nov 2017 – Sep 2018 | During the course of this project, I crafted the front-end interface for an enterprise grade security solution. MTOP absorbs a commercial security system and ties all available components together into a cohesive and fluid platform that uses AI and ML to drive intelligent decisions (as of 2018). Being at ground zero of the project, I founded the user experience that is in the hands of many customers across the nation.

ImpackAI

Apr 2020 – Aug 2020 | An inventory management platform unlike any other. ImpackAI puts analytics at the center of your workflow all while keeping a simple and intuitive interface. Keep track of inventory with varying amounts of stock at different stages in the production process. Help employees work more efficiently with an advanced metrics system. Predict purchase orders in the future. All in just a couple clicks.

RaceTracer

Aug 2020 – Present | A streamlined race management platform. RaceTracer helps race coordinators control every aspect of their event. From smart entry registration to a fully-inclusive timing system to people's choice voting, RaceTracer can handle nearly any race no matter the size or configuration.

Personal Projects

Exploding Chickens

Nov 2020 - Present | A beautiful, online alternative to the popular kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, Exploding Kittens. Exploding Chickens is a card game with explosions and of course, chickens — all crafted on the Node.js platform. The rules are simple. Each player takes turns drawing a card or playing a card, rolling the dice of luck so that they can survive for yet another turn. From there, the drawing deck slowly shrinks and the explosions only become more frequent. So, who will be the last one standing?

Exploding Chickens: Building a web-based game from scratch
The story of a beautiful, online alternative to the popular Exploding Kittens card game (just with chickens).

Rock River Anything That Floats Race Manager

May 2019 – Aug 2020 | An effort to streamline the organizational efforts of the Rock River Anything That Floats Race. Running on Node.js, this project displays a powerful web interface where administrators can manage raft information, conduct raft timing, and display results to the public. A smart timing plugin and a custom web voting limiter for the People's Choice Award were both built from scratch. This project has migrated to the RaceTracer platform (see above).

Homebase

Apr 2021 - Jul 2021 | A personal take on home automation. Homebase is a set of home controllers designed to monitor and manage literally anything. Homebase SPKR is a fully-inclusive smart sprinkler system controller. Just specify what zones you want watered and when, and SPKR will do the rest. Homebase GARA watches over the garage with a few neat tricks. GARA can automatically close all open garage doors and turn the lights on and off whenever you open a door. Homebase MNTR receives the wired input of any door sensors in your home and notifies you if it detects a breach. All built from scratch, by myself.

Particlecord

Oct 2020 - Jan 2021 | Particlecord listens to the data stream from Particle.io devices and notifies the user when a particular event occurs. Think of Particlecord as an "API middleman" that filters a real-time data stream from Particle.io and sends smart push notifications through Discord. Devices can also be managed using the Discord bot by setting friendly names, changing alert frequencies, and outputting the status of any device.

RAkerman Pace Clock

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019 | Have you ever had to deal with 2 overpriced and outdated pace clocks breaking for seemingly no reason during swim practice in high school? Well, I did. (drumroll sounds) Introducing the RAkerman Pace Clock (RAPC), a state-of-the-art, multi-color, over-engineered digital clock system designed for pacing swim practices. The RAPC is essentially a strip of RGB leds (Neopixels) connected to a microcontroller (Particle Argon) that displays the time from 0:00 to 59:59 (mm:ss) over and over (in any color you'd like). It probably doesn't sound that cool, but trust me, it is a far cry from what it used to be.

RAkerman Fallback

Jun 2021 - Jul 2021 | A fallback web server and status monitor for any site hosted under the rakerman.com domain. If any service suddenly becomes disconnected, this web server will handle any redirected traffic. RAkerman Fallback also hosts status.rakerman.com, which displays the status of all related sites. And oh yeah, whenever a service comes offline it triggers a Discord bot to send a message to any channel of your choosing. Pretty cool right?

RAkerman.com

Mar 2019 – Present | My personal website and blog. On this site you can read my blog posts, learn more about me, explore my technical projects, and so much more.

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