Mozilla Open Badges
I've been integrating the Open Badges infrastructure with 3rd party platforms like WordPress and Facebook as part of contract work for the Mozilla Foundation. So far I've released two WordPress plugins as part of this work: WPBadger for issuing badges, and WPBadgeDisplay for displaying badges on your blog.
A discovery platform for happy hour specials, and my masters final project. Consolidates information about food and drink specials across various social media channels, and intelligently provides suggestions to users.
We generate recommendations for who you should be connecting with, based upon a metric of similar interests and career paths. Began as a class project, and continuing as a side-project. Currently in private alpha.
During Summer 2012, I was a Software Engineer Intern at Common Crawl, and took a lead on writing the project's developer documentation. Common Crawl is a non-profit creating an open crawl of the web with billions of web pages. I continue to volunteer with the organization.
We prototyped a mobile app for the discovery and redemption of coupons, deals, and events for retail stores. This project was one of the inspirations for Drinkly.
Predictive Modeling of Yelp Ratings
As a final project for my Spring 2012 data mining class, I used the Yelp Academic Dataset to model future ratings of restaurants, and prototyped a Google Finance-like tool to explore correlations between review text and restaurant trends.