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Apps Design Front-End Mobile Personal Projects

Match Chat – Hackweek 2015

I got together with a few others for the yearly Match.com Hackweek. We had an idea, it was cool, and we built it well. Using Node, Gulp, Sass, Express, yada yada yada. My personal goal was to get back into using the new tech stacks that are out there. This project was the most fun I have had (in development) since the past 2 years. I felt the passion come alive again. We ended up getting 3rd place out of 16 teams. We were also the only project that was live in “Prod”. Yeah, we took it live…and we did it in 2 days. Live Google Image search for thumbnails. Live Twitter Trends for room creation (with a couple of needed rooms for the biz 😉 ), and much more!

You can check it out at Match-chat.me

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Front-End Personal Projects

Learning React

I simple Math game using React. I got to take a great starter course on React.js. As a Front-end Developer, I am really liking this new tech. Can’t wait to use this at a more Production level.

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Front-End Personal Projects Wordpress

Dad Blog WP Theme

On the brink of becoming a first time father, I felt I needed a place to drop my feelings about pre-baby feelings and post. I wanted to create a place that fearless(yet scared shitless) dads could come for support, reassurance, etc. So, I created Spittin’ and Shittin’. A modern dad approach to mine and hopefully other dads out there. The goal was to bring on other authors to have different tones through the site. Have people connect with the authors and possible create a community. It’s just over a year old. Now that I am chasing a little one around, its even harder to get time to post my thoughts.

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Front-End

Animated Turkeys

Every year, Match.com likes to do something fun for the week of Thanksgiving. My first year at Match, I was lucky to have the task assigned to me. This allowed for me to flex a little of the more advanced coding to create an animated scene with turkeys “Finding Love”. This project was quick and fun! You can check out the prototype I created before I actually added it to the login screen on match.com.

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Apps Design Mobile Personal Projects

Android Phonegap – DFUW Status

I recently published an Android app to go along with the Darkfall Unholy Wars site. The objectives were to familiarize myself with app development and to provide the website and game users a way to see the status of the game servers via mobile. I chose Phonegap to ‘bridge the gap’ between HTML, CSS and Javascript with the native device framework. It was a great entry project into the world of app development. Phonegap provided a way to develop the UI of the app in a comfortable environment, but I feel Phonegap has it’s limitations to provide more advanced native features.

Want to test it out? Head on over to Google Play and download it!