Weaknotes 5

Two successful kiteboarding sessions over the weekend! Had a fair bit of stopping and starting but eventually found the groove and wow, the feeling of being pulled over the water at high speed by the wind is like flying.

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Shacknews Chatty Visualizer

A force based visualization of the tree graph made by posts in the Shacknews forum system. I made this for my data visualization class and was voted best visualization. I ended up giving a talk on force based visualizations in my technical writing class as a result of this project. More details are available in the blog post I wrote about the project.

Sonos Hack Week projects

Several times a year, Sonos hosted hack weeks where employees could spend time working on any project they could think of, as long as it was Sonos related.

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Penguin Pull

A video game made using XNA for a video game class at UCSC, created by three of us over the course of a semester. I worked primarily on UI programming and the game loop framework, plus some of the artwork. You can read more about it in a blog post I wrote.