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Thespie.comThespie is for curating and discovering theatre productions. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we pivoted to collecting theatre-related streaming content. I lead the back end development, as well as spearheading using machine learning to offer better recommendations to users.
ReconMapTests on the human metabolome create enormous amounts of data, and if you want to be able to intuitively understand and explore that data you need to make visualizations with it. Rheos Rx approached me to design and build a version of ReconMap, which they could use to visualize information from tests they were performing.
FinOptimalAutomating financial accounting involves building a lot of custom code, which must be maintained so that technical debt can be kept at bay. I built a module for the new OAuth2 and a module that ingested monthly payroll for several companies and automatically generated journal entries for the Quickbooks API.
NanocrafterFollowing on the game Foldit, whose players successfully predicted the shape of proteins, the Center for Game Science began work on another project called Nanocrafter. The game, funded by DARPA and the NSF, challenged players to build machines from the ground up using RNA.
"Follow the Crowd", an article about Nanocrafter.We had a different problem to Foldit: algorithmic scoring of a player's creation wasn't a feasable solution. Instead, we created a method of social scoring, where players ranked each other on a few scales. I was involved in pretty much every aspect of creating the game, from developing the underlying simulation, updating the game to use a better physics engine, running user tests on our tutorial level design, and tracking analytics. I also helped run a booth at the Pentagon to present the work at DARPA Demo Days.
Evergreens of Washington mapSince moving to Seattle, I’ve been impressed with the biodiversity of the Pacific Northwest and its tree species in particular. Not being trained in tree identification (and wanting an excuse to learn more web visualization better), I decided that it would be fun to make a map of the state that somehow involved its trees (read the rest of the making-of here).
Python Viz NotebooksI have a few examples of how to collect data and visualize maps, charts, and other things on GitHub.
Internet usage by country.