PROGRAMMER, NERD, ARTIST

RANDOM THINGS I LOVE:
raccoons, watercolors, zelda, spaghetti
and of course—building things

Look at that, you know me already!
Isn't this fun? Keep scrolling to see my recent projects.

DRIVERS LICENSE RECOVERY

Github Repo: github.com/tracykm/tx-dl-recovery-react

A tool to help people navigate convoluted bureaucracy and get back their driver's license after a suspension. This is especially important for people that can't afford to hire a lawyer to figure it out for them.

It is written in React and TypeScript on the frontend and Python on the backend. I did all the design and frontend work and collaborated remotely with two backend engineers and a law student.

INFLUENCE TEXAS

Github Repo: github.com/open-austin/influence-texas

A website to bring more transparency to the Texas Legislator.

When I joined this project they had a working first version of the website written entirely in Django and InVision designs of their V2. I implemented the designs in React and added an API to access the data with GraphQL.

This new version I worked on has been merged into master but is not yet live.

POEMIST

Github Repo: github.com/tracykm/poemist

HOW TO BECOME A DEEP POET:

Let’s be honest, staring at a blank page is pretty much slow torture. I love the results but I never have the time or patience to get started. So I built a solution! An online found poem creator.

The concept is tried and true.
• Take a book page
• Chose words or phases that stand out
• Find your meaning
• Stand back and admire your inner poet

But rather than destroying your books now you can do it online. And then style, save it, share it with fun filters. A lazy man’s version of poetry.

Check out some of the poems that have already been written, and then try it for yourself.

ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS

Github Repo: github.com/tracykm/zombies-vs-unicorns

The world has been overrun with unicorns and it is your job as the only scrappy little zombie left to take it back.

It's a fun little project I created to test out JavaScript game development.

IMPACT FEES

Github Repo: github.com/tracykm/impact-fees

A survey of US impact fees. The data was complex to model as it was divided by place, year, utility type, and property type.

It set up to be as flexible as possible, so we can see what the average percent of the fee Roads where in California for Multi-Family units in 2008, or the trend line for cost of Water fees for Ft. Myers over the last ten years.

I took the data from Excel files, and designed and coded the website to make the data more accessible.

ARTIST PORTFOLIO

Github Repo: github.com/tracykm/simplePortfolio

A website showcasing photos of cardboard art. It dynamically displays photos stored in Cloudinary, so it can be updated by a non-developer by simply adding it to their Cloudinary account and giving it the right tag.