8tracks is a social playlist sharing site, where users can share and listen to mixes of their favorite music. Often compared to the original Muxtape, 8tracks is actually 100% legal, broadcasting under an internet radio license instead of the onerous on-demand type licensing used by competitors. It also links up with users’ favorite web 2.0 services, like Twitter, Tumblr, and Last.fm. With a network of over 20,000 DJs and hundreds of thousands of listeners, 8tracks is one of the few digital music sites positioned to succeed in the volatile music industry. I do principal frontend development along with an excellent team. Ruby on Rails/MySQL. (2008-present)
Muxcloud is a lightweight Soundcloud client, which I built both to serve my own interest as a user and as an exercise in learning React. It allows a user to connect their Soundcloud account and then listen in to their feed with a custom dashboard. It adds power-user features like filtering your feed for reposts, remixes, and long sets, allowing bloggers and others to find new music without digging through endless reposts. React.js/JSX (2017)
DANCEiSM is a formidable lifestyle brand in downtown Los Angeles. Their mission includes producing events, promoting artists and DJs, and providing a safe and friendly alternative to the sleaze of Hollywood nightclubs and often-illegal underground raves. With ventures into music, arts, photography, and events, the new DANCEiSM.com is a unification of their past ventures and a platform for their future. DANCEiSM ≠ RAVE. WP/PHP/MySQL. (2010-11)
Knewton, a startup test-prep company in New York City, needed a new look for their blog, which serves as their company’s base of social media operations. The site takes advantage of Wordpress 3.0’s new features sports a clean design from Robert G Smith. WP/PHP/MySQL. (2010)
Narragansett Beer is a classic New England brew with a long history. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the ‘Gansett folks needed an upgrade to their site to help share their some of their story and connect with their community of enthusiastic beer drinkers. Partnering with the designers at Komo, LLC, I configured, combined, and customized a multitude of open-source tools to keep their new site as fresh as the beer they brew. Wordpress/PHP/MySQL. (2009)
UCLA Global Health Forum
The Global Health Forum website is designed to allow various student organizations to easily maintain a web presence as well as share ideas and information with other groups. Working with Blodgettweb, I helped develop custom content manangement, calendar, and wiki software. The site features single signon and AJAX-based administration. PHP/Ruby on Rails/MySQL. (2009)
Selfportrait was a social networking site for artists. I upgraded their systems by building more powerful administrative tools, standardizing the design, implementing CSS, and completing development on an e-commerce system which lets users sell their art from their profile using Paypal. PHP/MySQL.