I have been working as a software developer since college. In fact, my first job out of school (the summer before I began my MEd) was a contract build for the Secret Service's James J. Rowley Training Center (JJRTC). It was a Flash-based training module designed to let field agents meet their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training requirement. It was very game-like. The user happened upon a person in cardiac distress and using an AED had to follow proper procedure to revive the individual. Actually now that I think about it, I guess my first "real job" after college was building a Flash video game for the U.S. Secret Service.
In addition to Anaces, I have occasionally worked on small contract builds: setting up Wordpress blogs, building custom websites and web apps... Anaces and my contract work helped pay some bills durring law school, and as with when I began teaching, the focus of my coding shifted after I started working with the law.
While a 3L in law school, I proposed the construction of an open source open-API software package (WeJudicate) for attorneys and courts. Recently, I have started to collect and code a few law-related items, mostly collections of linked resources.
In 2013 we disolved Anaces, driven in part by the pending birth of my son, and I'm happy to say we closed with all accounts in the black. Eight years, seven employees, thousands of lines of code... Happy times.
If you'd like to play with my work, the right column of this page showcases some of my favorites. Be sure not to miss the Wandering Stars, and enjoy.
Hackathon's aren't just for Silicon Valley. Lawyers, from public defender's to BigLaw, benefit, too.
An open source markup language for people with little or no programming experience, QnA can be used to make stand-alone expert systems or in the aid of rule-based document construction.
An app that helps solve common introductory mechanics problems, consider it training wheels for learning mechanics.
Letting teachers & students create and observe their own solar systems.
An on-line tool and database for running quiz bowl practice rounds in accordance with National Science Bowl rules.
A collection for when you're in court: links, resources re-formated for mobile, and interactive aids I call guesstimators. I'm always looking for new material. So give it a look, and drop me a suggestion.
Helping provide "justice for all" by building a suite of open source-open API tools for the courts and legal practitioners.