For Fun... I like exploring New York City, spontaneously creating small software projects I find interesting and attending hackathons.
I spend perhaps 80% of my free time working on ProtonAIO -- the chief software product of Phantom Labs.
ProtonAIO is a "bot" that allows users to purchase items from online stores in under 1.5 seconds.
This is useful when trying to purchase items that sell out quickly like limited edition shoes, art or
even makeup releases. ProtonAIO is itself a client side program supporting Mac and Windows built in Python
using the Electron As A GUI framework for GUI rendering. The program has grown to hundreds of files and thousands of lines
of code all written by myself. It features over the air updates, a custom installer, a companion iOS app, a companion chrome extension, an integrated Discord server, encrypted nonce communication with it's website which doubles as an authentication
server, dashboard and analytics tool and much more. This project has called on me to learn python, node, git, gunicorn, html, css, js, the linux subsystem, redis, mongodb, load balancing, networking and oauth and much more. I would say this has paid off quite well -- Proton has 1010 users, over $140,000 in sales and thousands of social media followers and great SEO.
See Phantom Labs for more info!
MakeSPP is a hackathon that I along with a few of my friends setup and ran at my school on May 26 this past year.
I was in charge of signing people in, managing hardware and teaching the Intro to Python and Git workshop. MakeSPP
was a great success and we had some great mentors, you can see the recap below.
Currently, my school issued student ids on smart cards. I am developing a system that will replace the old attendance system of students yelling "here!" with 4 computers with smartcard readers that students will scan their ids with on enterance to an event. This system pulls student data from a trove of Google Sheets and writes the scan time, student name and email to another Sheet that the program shares with the proper administrators.
Formerly Grand Street Technologies, Phantom Labs is an LLC mainly dealing in selling proprietary software aimed at bridging the gap between the average consumer and limited edition clothing. I founded Phantom two years ago and now run it with the help of my friend Tyler Greene. More information about Phantom can be found on the website linked below.
My schools's 1200 Chromebooks are managed in an online web2py database. This database records every transaction and all the history of every Chromebook in the school. I currently work to maintain and make updates to this database.
On Twitter, many people host giveaways whereby they push out a tweet saying something to the effect of "I am giving away __ All you need to do to enter is retweet this tweet!". There are thousands of such giveaways, and its impossible to enter them all on your own. This Java app I made finds all those giveaway tweets and uses them and a bit of user-provided info to enter into the giveaways for you.
My school issues a Chromebooks to every student and as a school we use some important sites such as Powerschool, Schoology, Gmail etc that can be hard to manage by bookmarks or such especially for incoming freshmen. Thus, I made a Chrome Extension that overrides the chrome://newtab page to feature some Prep-specific sites, a nice layout and personalized content(such as a link to the student's personal schedule etc).