I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I grew up playing hockey, soccer, and basketball (in that order). I also went to school, worked hard, did well, and managed somehow to get into Harvard University, where I completed a Ph.D. in 2001. Since then, I have taught at four universities: one year at L'viv National University in Ukraine; seven years at California State University, Bakersfield; eight more years at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey; and more recently at the University of Victoria (just one course, as a sessional instructor, on the history of rock and roll).
Below you will find brief descriptions and links to some of my projects:
Wordle Solver is my attempt to provide an app to help users solve Wordle. Just follow the instructions on the app, and you will solve every Wordle, every day. The app is deployed here. The code is available on github.
Spelling Bee Helper is an app to help users solve the nytimes spelling bee puzzle. Simply follow the instructions, and you will will be a 'GENIUS' every day. The app is deployed here. The code is available on github.
Kwizy is a simple quiz app, where you can create your own quizzes, attempt others' public quizzes, see and share your results. You can make your own quizzes public or private, if private, share a link with your friends for them to be able to access it. Here is the github link.
A mini e-commerce application built with Rails 4.2. Features include the ability to register and login; admin authorization, for accessing products and categories, and adding new products; money formatting made uniform across site; the number of items in cart is updated in navbar; "Add" button added to product details; a "Sold Out" flag added to products when quantity is zero. In addition, I wrote 25 different tests using rspec for unit testing and capybara for feature/integration testing. Here is the github link.
SeeO2 is a website that tracks local air quality: once implemented, users can buy or build their own air quality monitors and link them to our site. Users can click on a marker and learn the AQ in that locale. They can also see historical data for that location. The site is built with React, employing Google APIs. Backend uses node, express, and postgres for db. The github link is here.
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