I’ve been known around the hackathon community for my ability to rapidly prototype and build against APIs. Over the last couple of years I’ve been exposed to numerous APIs and had a very short window of time to integrate them into a project, often thought up at the hackathon itself.
But one thing was missing. Sharing my process. All I really had to show was a three minute demo. Rarely did I actually go into the process. When I did, I really never showed the code. I could go back and try to write up what the process was, but half the stuff I have forgotten and wouldn’t accurately describe the process. I’ve rarely used GitHub, or open-sourced my code. This time, it’s happening!
So for the next month, give or take, I’m going to go through at least a dozen APIs and build for a new platform that I have very little knowledge about. Node.js, AngularJS, and MongoDB. I’ll run it on a Ubuntu 14.04 server. Am I crazy? Yes. Learning a new platform can take quite a bit of time. I’m going to make mistakes, write ugly code, and do some stuff that shouldn’t be done. Go ahead and critique me. I’m human. I challenge you to try this and see what a challenge it can be. But it’s a powerful learning process.
And if you see my skills as valuable and you have a developer advocate position available based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m available. You know, where blogging and writing code go together.
Add reminders that are sent to you as text messages via Twilio.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, JQuery Mobile, Twilio
Yo pictures to the app. If you just Yo the app, it will return a random picture you’ve sent in the past.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, Yo
Keeps count of items in the list. For example, keep count of the number of times I’ve used technologies like Node.js, MongoDB, and AngularJS.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, AngularJS, JQuery Mobile, Parse
Features incoming text messages and counts them in a leaderboard party texting activity.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, AngularJS, Tropo, PubNub
Subscribe to email updates with the weather forecast.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Weather Underground, SendGrid
Add writing prompts into Evernote notebooks on a daily/every other daily basis.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Evernote
Extends the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC Node.js example to use WebSockets to support a storybook example.
Github Repo | Node.js, AngularJS, AT&T Enhanced WebRTC
Automatically saves change in your Venmo account for unexpected cases, or to donate to worthy causes.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Venmo
Time how long tasks take using Nexmo.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Nexmo
Email pictures to Photo Stream and view pictures in each sender’s Photo Stream
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Mailgun
Displays story content from PDF and Word Documents
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Box
Get email updates on upcoming hackathons posted on Eventbrite
GitHub Repo | Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Eventbrite, SendGrid
Save HTML5 canvas drawings into Bitcasa.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, AngularJS, Bitcasa
Multiplayer pixel drawing app.
GitHub Repo | AngularJS, Firebase
A word matching game using Text to Speech.
GitHub Repo | Node.js, AngularJS, IBM Text to Speech