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This site you are reading, right now

This site was inspired by a presentation I saw a few months back by Jocelyn Lai. She made a fantastic point about in this day and age you need to be “stalkable” . When someone tries to search for you in Google they should be able to see what you’re about. At the time I had my most social networking accounts set to private and there was no public place to find information about me. So now that’s changed.
 
Also it was fun doing things that I don’t normally get to do. Such as logo design, design the web PSD boards, HTML/CSS/JavaScript,and working on the WordPress platform.

 
Also now because of this site, this Google search should lead you to this page.
 

I had a lot of design help from ShuZeng Li and lots of HTML/CSS help from Chris Thorwarth.
 
If you guys see any copy/layout issues on the site please let me know.

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Bikeity on Google Glass

Back in May of 2013 we received our Google Glass and we were dying to build something on it.  After much deliberation we decided that the best idea would be to integrate with the newly launched CitiBike program.  Users could be on a bike, pull over to the side, quickly get information on the surrounding bike share stations.  Then they could follow the visual and audio directions to their destination.   The application was picked up by Fast Company:

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3018333/how-nyc-citibikes-can-integrate-with-google-glass-thanks-to-r-ga

We built and released this app using the Glass Mirror API.  We then submitted it to Google for approval.  They rejected it saying that we should use the new GDK.  So we rebuilt it,  submitted it and as of now it’s the Google approval queue.  

Here’s the site for the application.

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Vital Score

Vital Score is an iPad app that you use while in the doctor’s office to quickly asses how healthy you are. I built a phase 1 and phase 2 prototype for them over the course of a few months. They installed the prototype if a few Dr offices and did some user testing. It initially integrated with a Withings scale but we switch to a Pally scale. The Pally scale allowed us to directly connect to the scale via Bluetooth witch allowed for a much better user experience. We then hired an agency to continue development to add user login and roll this out to more doctors.
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http://vitalscorehealth.com/

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First ever tweeting cigarette

After getting into a conversation with a coworker about the e-cigarette  we decided to take it upon ourselves to create the first ever connected e-cigarette.  We hooked up an Arduino to the e-cig and created a companion iPhone application that showed the user how much money he was saving and how many minutes he added to his life.  We also had it tweet out every time he went through a theoretical pack of cigarettes. We had a event at the local bar where he used the device all night and now we can say that we created the first connected e-cigarette (as far as Google is concerned).   It even got picked up my some news sites.

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Google Livable

Google Livable was a prototype I built with the Google team at R/GA. The idea was to use the Google Places API to give a score to a specific area.

It was never actually released but the prototype won an AICP Next Award. Here’s a video explaining the idea:

http://www.adforum.com/creative-work/ad/player/34485998

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Nike+

Since I started working at R/GA I’ve been working on the Nike+ platform off and on. From 2005 to 2007 I was on the team that built and launched the first version of Nike+. I was a technical lead and backend Java developer building the services the Flash front end used. I also spent time working with Apple on the integration with the iPod and iTunes as well as how to secure the communication.

A few years later I also worked on a major Google Maps integration with the site.