Web Portfolio: 2008

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PublicEarth Description

Alpha Beta and Initial Launch
Crowd-Sourced Map UI/UX

Designed and deployed models, views, and controllers to support the initial alpha, beta, and first public release of publicearth.com. Wrote Javascript library to integrate with third party APIs (Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth).Ruby on Rails, PHP, Dojo, Symphony, Zend, Flex, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PostGres, Photoshop.


TDroid Description

Android Application

Designed and deployed GPS tracking and location sharing software for the Android platform. Participated in the Android developers challenge and released software with accompanying website / web services.
Created the software that I needed to share my current location with family and friends.

Java, Android, HTML, PHP, Photoshop, Eclipse


Webroot Software Description

Webroot Software
UI/UX Components

Designed, developed and deployed a comprehensive spyware audit interface, integrated with CMS and third party Cart interfaces including Digital River, Cybersource, and Verisign.

PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript.

Colorado Upslope, Or “When it Smells Like Snow”.

Living near Boulder Colorado I’ve gotten used to hearing the expression “It sure Smells Like Snow” from the fall through the winter and into the spring.
The reason why is called “Upslope” and when we have upslope conditions we often get pounded with new snow along the front range. The reason people say “It Smells Like Snow” is that there are huge Pig Farms east of Boulder towards Greely and eastern parts of Colorado, and during real upslope conditions the air starts to stink a little bit! Upslope conditions exist when surface air flow forces a given parcel of air uphill in our case from the East toward the West. When this air parcel travels back uphill, the ambient pressure decreases, because pressure always decreases with altitude in any fluid. Look up your Gas Laws. In a hurry, you’ll see that if the ambient pressure is lower than that of the parcel’s, the volume of the parcel must increase, and then the temperature must decrease so the parcel can assume the same pressure as its environment. The parcel is introduced into a new lower pressure. It wants to be at that pressure too, but in order to that, it must cool down. In nerd-ease, this is called adiabatic expansion. In the winter this equals a Big Powder Day.
In the Animation above you can see what a winter upslope condition looks like on radar. Notice how you can see the pattern of the weather moving counter clockwise backing into the Rockies. Time to get the board out!