Using HTML, PHP, a database, and a REST API, my partner and I effectively applied the skills we learned in Web Application Programming at Miami University to create a diary website with a login that allows the user to keep track of foods they have consumed. Although the project was mostly designed to apply the skills from the course, it was an excellent project that required version control and coordination between team members. You can test out this project here.
For my Senior Capstone Project, I am working with two other Computer Science students to create an entry for the 2019 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. Every year, the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) holds a challenge that involves processing remote sensing data. As we work on our entry, I will add more information on my website. In May 2019, we presented our final project to our department. You can see our poster here.
In Intro to Software Engineering at Miami University, I applied Java skills with a team of other students to create a Java application with swing to display a list of applications in a computer application. The primary objective of this project was to teach the software development process and the teamwork it requires. We worked with a client (our teaching assistant) as she changed the requirements during the development process. This project showed me what the development process involves in a professional setting. You can see our code here.
A complex web application running on AWS that makes a call to the tumblr API to see if a user has recently liked a post. If the specified user has liked a post recently, the application sends a push notification to a list of users specified to tell them that a user is online. This ideally is designed for tracking when celebrities or famous accounts are online liking posts. I'm continuing to improve this project to add more features in the future.
As part of the FIS Hackathon called InnovateIn48, I worked with 4 other coworkers over the course of 48 hours to design a solution that could be a future product offering from FIS. My team members and I started from scratch at the beginning and successfully wrote a proof of concept Amazon Alexa skill to help users monitor their retirement. The user can use their voice or touchscreen of the device to access different features like viewing account balance, retirement milestones, and news.
The Miami University Transfer Ambassadors is a university run organization on Miami's Oxford campus to assist transfer students in making their transition to campus. We meet with prospective students and their parents during the semester at Transfer Preview Days to give them firsthand knowledge on what our transfer experience was like and to answer any questions they may have. At the beginning of each semester, we host a social event for new transfer students to get them acclimated to campus before courses begin, and for them to make new connections. Other duties involve emailing prospective transfer students and answering their questions, along with writing postcards to admitted students. Students who wish to have a mentor can sign up and keep in touch throught the semester with any questions they have about Miami University.
Juggling Club is a fun extracurricular activity that I partake in weekly on campus. It is an enjoyable break from studying and working on assignments.
When I'm not doing academic work, I enjoy being outdoors. During the summer, I enjoy cycling, hiking, and Geocaching in my free time. During the winter, I enjoy attending NHL hockey games with my family and friends.
When I am unable to be outdoors, I enjoy learning about projects and research done in the computing field, beta testing iPhone applications, and following my favorite musicians & bands.