Department of Mathematics

Colorado State University

Projects

I try to keep everything that I do, big or small, on my Github profile. Not only is this website hosted on Github, you can view the source for it here!

Here are some of the things I’m proud to have put a substantial amount of time and effort into:

LiveFit

An application which turns a setup with a webcam facing a projector screen into an augmented reality display that tracks moving projectiles and displays the location and trajectory for an audience or classroom to experience. The source and initial release binaries are available on Github, and the built documentation lives here.

Athena CSV to WebWork Converter

Before the Fall 2016 semester, UGA’s Athena software introduced a feature to export an instructor’s class list as a CSV file. I wrote a small HTML5 application to make conversion to the WebWork classlist .lst format simple and (in theory) safe with confidential information (the app makes no network calls and all conversion is done on the local user’s machine).

The application is available here and the source is available on Github.

Javier

Javier is a secret new app that will eradicate the need for furniture… It’s been in development since the middle of summer 2013 and will hopefully see first light before the end of time. It is planned that the source will be released some time soon afterwards.

Reverb

Reverb is a PulseAudio (a Linux sound daemon) remote control for Android phones, using the native PulseAudio libraries (as opposed to SSH hackery). Many of the features of a typical volume control application are available: it is possible to adjust the volume of applications and speakers, as well as move application sound between speakers.

The project is presently unfinished, as it has a tendency to flood wireless networks to the point of crashing, but I would otherwise deem it working well. The source is available on my Github, and should compile.

WBOR.org

WBOR 91.1FM is the student radio station at Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME; the website is here. It is written in Python and runs on the Google app engine. As a website radio station, it must allow DJs to easily chart their plays (especially for CMJ and music promoters) and, e.g., PSAs and “station IDs” (for the FCC). The current incarnation was initially written by Seth Glickman, but during my tenure I have (aside from maintenance):

  • Redesigned the website (using Bootstrap, with light customization).
  • Implemented a password hash/password reset system.
  • Added user self-registration.
  • Re-wired the database backend to leverage memory caching (to minimize database reads and improve performance).

The source is available on Github.