I finally discovered the magic of hackathons in the spring 2014 semester!
- Amelia (repo): Amelia sends a text message to your parents with your current address every time you change location. I finally got to make this with Zach Latta at Burbank Game+Hack in spring 2014, who I wanted to work with at the previous hackathons but couldn't for various reasons. I still have trouble comprehending that we started late and got it working end-to-end with Google App Engine, Moves (using OAuth, which was a huge pain), TomTom (for reverse geolocation), and Twilio in less than 24 hours, with me using Go for the first time! This won 2nd place in the open challenge and the Mashery prize.
- Wheel of Delivery (repo): This is a web app to help you select a place to deliver stuff to your door, made at LA Hacks in spring 2014. We aimed for the delivery.com prize, and won it simply because (in my opinion) that API was so obscure that no one else was using it much.
- Nurse Alert: I helped a new programmer make this Android app to let patients connect with nurses at PennApps in spring 2014. Overnight I also wrote this thing to help me find out about people at PennApps from the comfort of my computer.
- Plausible Deniability (formerly Decoherence): This is an RTS game prototype that lets you cheat with plausible deniability. It does this by taking advantage of the fact that you don't really have to make up your mind about what your units do until another player sees them. I kicked off this project during the 2013 Global Game Jam, but I've continued working on it and would love to turn it into a full game.