Third place non-technical winner at Engineering Open House, University of Illinois, 2008 recipient, Wosaic is an open-source project that takes several sources of photos - Flickr, Facebook, or local files - and creates mosaics comprised of those pictures. It was developed as a fun way to share photos, and put them to an interesting use, other than collecting dust on a hard drive. We entered the project as an interactive exhibit at Engineering Open House at UIUC in 2008, and had a lot of fun doing live demos for students and visitors. Though the code base has not changed much since 2008, it lives on in various forms as a project for some classes at UIUC.
Apptini was a concept that a college friend of mine came up with. The idea was to virtualize a workstation, something that was a relatively young idea back in 2008. As a proof of concept, I designed a website for connecting users with a prototype platform running Linux, with several apps pre-installed. The connection was made with a secure Java applet running directly on the website itself. I implemented and designed the website, and worked on the Java applet that facilitated the connection.
From 2007 to 2009, I participated in the University of Illinois Varisty Men's Glee Club - a men's choir. I served as a member and webmaster, where I brought the group to iTunes, set up an online payment system, and of course, redesigned the website. I also designed one of our concert posters - a parody of the Wii Music video game cover, advertising our spring concert. The website has since gone under new ownership, but the group is still going strong.