I've been building web apps since 2005 and Android apps since 2013. I helped Azavea fulfill a USDA grant and launch a half dozen Android apps on the OpenTreeMap platform. I built a robust, correct financial calculator for The Benefit Bank resulting in a measurably better on-boarding process for a program worth 1.91 billion dollars in client tax breaks and benefits. I try to give back a bit of what I've learned by mentoring new programmers. When I'm not coding, I'm riding my Honda motorcycle to the farthest Starbucks or crab shack that I have time to get back from.
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With the introduction of devices like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, and Google Cardboard, immersive virtual reality experiences are emerging from research laboratories into mainstream use. These experiences are characterized by the sense of presence that they create, putting participants visually, viscerally and psychologically into imagined, historical, representational, and impossible environments.
Movement bases experiences, particularly those that combine bicycles, treadmills, and body tracking with VR, are one area of focus for HCI research. The exploration of game dynamics, the specific game play elements within the system contexts (e.g. limited sensors) and human contexts (e.g. fatigue) of movement could lend itself to a design science approach.
The paper suggests a number of new game dynamics at the concept level, and explores one game dynamic, the non-linear mapping of RPM sensor data to camera movement in more detail. This expanding set of designs within the VR-exergaming design space is proposed as a direction for future research.
Flask is a lightweight Python web framework, with good plugins, and a teachable simplicity. The goal for this project was to have some code that would make it easier to stand up a web service to back an Android client app. The main functionality that the project provides is an implementation of authentication and authorization using Google as a third party identity provider.
MSE in Software Engineering, Brandeis University CE
Nanodegree in Android Development, Google/Udacity
BA in Fine Art / Experimental Computer Graphics, The University of Pennsylvania
Currently working on a PhD in Computer Science @ The College of Engineering and Computing, Nova Southeastern University.