PROJECTS

All projects can have a live sample shown upon request. However, due to the nature of most of the projects, source code and the application itself cannot be left with the interested party due to copyright laws.

RFID Hand-held Scanner

Platform: Web
Company: Sinclair CC
Role: Developer, 3D modeler, Unity3D Developer and asset creation

This was the first of two simulations created for a RFID course. It needed to properly convey to an online audience how to set up and use RFID tags and the Hand-held Scanners in a warehouse environment. My role in this project was not only to program, but also to level and asset design. It was created using Unity3D (C#), Blender 3D and Photoshop.

Conveyor Setup

Platform: Web
Company: Sinclair CC
Role: Developer, 3D modeler, Unity3D Developer and asset creation

This was the second of two simulations created for a RFID course. It needed to properly convey to an online audience how to set up and use a conveyor system with RFID scanners attached to housings on the conveyor. My role in this project was not only to program, but also to level and asset design. It was created using Unity3D (C#), Blender 3D and Photoshop.

Natural Selection

Platform: Web
Company: Sinclair CC
Role: Developer, Concept Artist

This was the first "game" style lab created for distance learning at Sinclair. It helps represent how natural selection, over time, allows those animals that adapt to thrive in their environments. It was created using Flash Pro (AS3) and Flash Develop, good old pencil and paper, Photoshop, and relied heavily on the Greensock animation library.

Rotation of Mercury

Platform: Web
Company: Sinclair CC
Role: Developer, 3D Modeler/Animator

This simulation was created to replace a legacy astronomy program used to calculate the rotation of Mercury. It was developed in Flash Pro (AS3) and the movie elements were created using Blender 3D.

YMCA Silent Auction

Platform: Web
Company: Dayton YMCA
Role: Developer

This project was done to replace an antiquated database system that had major flaws in its design and implementation. It was developed on top of WordPress, using PHP, jQuery, MySQL and Ajax to create a re-usable and responsive replacement.

Tiki Tap

Platform: Android, Web
Company: Self
Role: Developer, Designer

Tiki Tap was created as a personal project for my daughter. She was getting frustrated with the constant popups on the free education apps; so Tiki Tap was the first in a series of educational games geared toward children starting to develop pattern association and memory. It was based on the Simon memory game. It was programmed in ActionScript 3 (AS3) using Flash Pro and Flash Develop to create the app and utilized Photoshop for some of the graphic elements.

Tiki Memory

Platform: Android, Web
Company: Self
Role: Developer, Designer

Tiki Memory, like Tiki Tap, was initially created for my daughter. It is the second in the educational series being built completely ad-free for children. Just like the classic memory card game, the user needs to match pairs of cards and remember where they are when the cards are flipped. It was programmed in ActionScript 3 (AS3) using Flash Pro and Flash Develop to create the app and utilized Photoshop for some of the graphic elements.

ABOUT

About Me

My name is Matt, and I am a front-end web developer living in Dayton, Ohio. My day job is working for a community college creating educational applications and simulations. I also serve as one of the primary troubleshooters and accessibility managers on my team. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Web Application Development from Capella University. In my spare time, I do freelance work using a wide variety of skills, and create multi-platform applications and games. I also draw, play video games, weight-lift, trail run and run Spartan Races.

Though I am primarily a front-end developer, my specialty is adapting to the needs of my job/clients. I enjoy using multiple skills at once, or learning new ones to complete the task at hand with the ultimate goal of providing the best end solution. I pride myself on creating optimized solutions that meet the best web/application practices and accessibility standards.

 

Skills

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CODING

HTML5/XHTML
CSS2/CSS3
JavaScript/jQuery
PHP
MySQL
AS3

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DEVELOPMENT

Unity 3D (C#)
Blender 3D
Make Human
Flash Pro CS5, CS6, CC
Flash Develop
Adobe Air
Wordpress
MODX

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Graphics

Photoshop CS5, SC6, CC
Gimp
Mischeif