Projects

This list contains a handful of projects and side hustles I've worked on over the years.

Devour

Summary 
Devour is a mobile web app that helps you stick to various nutrition plans. Devour makes it easy to visualize your unique nutritional needs. 

Purpose
Many nutrition plans are incredibly detailed. The information is excellent but the spreadsheets and text files they provide are difficult to scan. Referencing a specific meal can be tedious and don't even bother trying on your phone. Devour solves this problem by displaying the entire plan in a filterable and easy to scan format.

Key Technology
React, Redux, Firebase, Ruby on Rails

Status
This is a brand new project as of April 2017. It is also my first React/Redux project so it's a learning experience.

The Devour iOS app

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ZenPhotos

Summary
ZenPhotos was a web-based platform for professional photographers to create and share digital albums with their clients. The photographer creates an album, uploads photos, customizes the branding, and optionally sets up password protection. Moments after they hit Publish they had a URL to share with their clients who could view the album on any device.

Purpose
The digital photo album space is filled with expensive and ugly services. ZenPhotos aimed to be a blazing fast, low cost, and easy to use competitor. Our team utilized modern technology to reduce storage and server costs (full resolution photos are huge these days). Our UI also allowed users to go from zero to published album in fewer steps than our peers.

Key Technology
Angular 1, ASP.NET Web API, AWS S3, AWS Lambda, Varnish

Status
Unfortunately ZenPhotos had to be shut down in mid-2016. Ask me for details and we can grab a beer.

A ZenPhotos walkthrough video I made for the onboarding experience

Plot Shift

Summary
Plot Shift is a collaborative writing platform where stories evolve based on the most popular user-submitted variations to the story. One person starts the story and other people submit their own variations to the story. Everyone votes on their favorite variation and the most popular one gets "locked in." The process repeats itself until the story is finished.

Purpose
Plot Shift began as my undergraduate capstone project and followed me for years after. This was my first attempt at bringing a "product" to market and my first taste of product management. Plot Shift was
featured on Product Hunt before it was cool.

Key Technology
ASP.NET MVC, MS SQL Server, jQuery

Status
I recently sunsetted Plot Shift in order to narrow my focus on current projects...also nobody was still using it in 2018. It lived a good life, though.

The Plot Shift logo I had commissioned. I still absolutely love it.

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Modern Smart Home

Summary
Modern Smart Home is a digital publication covering various smart home topics.

Purpose
The smart home landscape is complex and rapidly changing. There are competing standards and compatibility issues galore. Modern Smart Home aims to distill this mess of information for readers who are interested but are not extremely technical DIYers.

Key Technology
iBeacon, Swift

Status
I've taken a break from writing since mid-2016 but the site is alive and well.

Screenshot of www.modernsmarthome.com

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