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I always have too many ideas and not enough hours in the day to implement them. So if you’re interested in helping me take any of these projects to the next level, let me know.
In September 2019, Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener was transformed into a fun pop-up park. Now, working with a group of downtown community members, neighbourhood associations, businesses, and city staff, we are working on a long-term plan for redesigning Gaukel St. as a pedestrian-first urban park.
Slides from a presentation I prepared about software architecture in the real world. Tech isn’t a bubble. It’s affected by, and affects, a user’s environment, social biases, business models, and the other software it interacts with.
A self-hosted, file-based solution for mass email campaigns. Traction was developed for Hold The Line Waterloo Region’s campaign against Bill 66. We coordinated with dozens of local advocacy groups. Community members sent over 18,000 emails to local mayors, councillors, and members of provincial parliament. In less than a month, Bill 66 was amended to respect our demands.
A little city-building puzzle game where you try to balance jobs, housing, green space, and active transportation by making land use decisions.
One combined feed for Waterloo Region’s blogs and email newsletters. Because we could all use a little less algorithm and a little more community.
A comprehensive commerce solution for the excellent Kirby CMS. Flexible product variants, shipping and tax rates, inventory control, and search engine optimization are built right in.
Monetize This uses a patented algorithm to build the optimal monetization strategy for anything your heart desires. If it exists, you can monetize it.
Find the croissant of your dreams. All the reviews are categorized using a six-point flavour profile: crunchiness, flakiness, airiness, consistency, butteriness, and roasted flavour.
This thriving community for urban issues was abruptly taken offline in 2014. I managed to save some posts and photos from this significant forum.
Pop-up culture is coming to the York! We’re opening our home to freelancers and work-from-home folks who want a place to work that isn’t their own home.
Bandcamp Embed is a handy little app that gives you complete control over the look and feel of embedded Bandcamp players. [Update Oct 2020: It looks like something has broken with the Bandcamp API, and this site isn’t working reliably.]
No need for a separate read-it-later app. This site pulls together your favourited Tweets and saved Reddit posts all in one place. [Update Oct 2020: The API for Twitter has been changed and this no longer works.]
Tracks social and environmental well-being in real time by pulling together public data and comparing it against past trends. Updated hourly.
Providing real-time open data for emergency shelters, in order to help shelter staff, residents, and policymakers. This project is no longer in active development, and I intend to open-source the code.