When I was a child I was obsessed with trains and vacuum cleaners. In elementary school my grandma tried to teach me Photoshop. In seventh grade I started teaching myself HTML. Freshman year I started learning the basics of networking and BASH so I could run a Minecraft server on my sparkly new iMac. In high school I really started to branch out. I volunteered at Phoenix Children's Hospital and I taught robotics at The Waybright Academy. I was an officer on Firebird Robotics where I handled web development and video production for, among other things, the Chairman's Award submission. I an editor of Chaparral Ashes, where I joined as the Web Editor to manage the online front but quickly moved to the Design Editor. I was also a yearbook editor and the director of Firebird Word, the daily morning announcement broadcast. I've been digging around in computers my whole life.
Here comes the stuff that I couldn't fit anywhere else. This summer I worked at a Starbucks to save up money to build a new PC and buy an HTC Vive to go with it. My computer runs windows in a virtual machine on top of Slackware linux, a setup that causes me unending headaches but is actually a lot of fun to tinker with when I'm not busy with school. I'm a proud Eagle scout. I like to toot my own horn. I once got so frustrated manually retyping text between command line systems that I built a cloud copy paste tool just for myself.
Desert Hacks '17
A VR typing game.
The idea started as something of a joke, but after prototyping we realized that we stumbled upon a killer feature: when you're wearing the headset, you can't see your keyboard.Tech Design Unity C# Virtual Reality SteamVR Hackathon projects
A web app for nonprofits.
Opportunity Hack is a charity hackathon where hackers are paired with nonprofits to solve the real world problems they face. The Lost Our Home pet rescue needed a better way to track volunteers and encourage volunteers to keep coming back. Our solution revolved around easy to access scheduling and volunteer-hour leaderboards to encourage first time volunteers to return.Tech Design NodeJS MongoDB ExpressJS Bootstrap Web Hackathon projects
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