Worship Slides Manager
As part of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), I was in charge
of making worship slides for a full year. After months and
months of making PowerPoint slides that I knew could be auto-
mated, I decided to write software that would get the lyrics
of a particular song from azlyrics.com and present them against
a black background. You can see my initial product here:
This didn't seem to be enough, though. I wanted anyone to be
able to use the site and know what songs would actually be
available before the day of. So I made a database on MYSQL
(you don't need to know what that is, it's okay) and made
it possible to save what songs you would want to access,
showing you whether they'd be available right then and there.
I made some other minor changes as well. On the slides, I made
it so that by clicking the backslash '\' key, you could click on
the text and edit it when undesired. This helped because it meant
I could change details before/during the worship. Also, I made it
possible to upload the lyrics in text form if they weren't available
on the azlyrics.com site, and put that in a separate page too:
(The third one is sloppy because I just finished it!)
So I was bored one day, and thought it would be cool if my website
had a Bible on it. It seemed fitting, I guess, since it's basically
the best book ever and I know there's websites that allow you to access
it for free. So I did some digging, and found one website that allowed
me to get an API key and get their content for free. So I made this
page that shows you a random chapter of the Bible:
Then, after some hard work, I was able to develop a product that I think
satisfies the basic requirements of a Bible - it has all the books of
the Bible lined out in buttons at the top of the page, it has arrows to
allow you to go from one chapter to the next, and it provides the content
in an organized manner. It looks better than a few of the other projects
I've worked on, at least! Here it is:
(It's kinda clunky and takes a while to load a new book if you click on it!)
TrueVine: Get Connected!
So I thought it would be cool to have a website that shows you what churches
there are in your area. After looking around, I found out Google Places API
signing up for an API Key, I 'connected' (lol) and was able to have it show
churches near the area of Orange, where I live. Then, I downloaded a funny
little icon of a church to show where those spots were.
I also developed a bunch of random other pages because I thought it could
be like a one-stop shop for getting plugged in (finding out about the churches
below, etc.) but didn't end up populating the other pages, so they're just
placeholders. The top bar looks pretty, though.
(If you click on the icons it shows you the name of the church, too!)
If you know me, you know I like to put on a lot of events. Random events,
structured events, informal events, musical events. It's kind of in my
wheel house. But something else about me is, I like to be really personal
about inviting people to my events. It's too impersonal for me to just
make an event on Facebook and expect people to find it - I have to text
people and see if they're really interested!
So I decided to make a database of phone numbers, and text them from my
website, so I didn't have to individually text everyone, but they could
text back if they had any questions or anything! It was a funny project
to undertake, but I did it. You can send a text to anyone in the world
Send a Text!
Then, I had a bunch of people sign up with their name and phone number
on a form on my site, and over the course of Interterm (a fun one-month
semester at Chapman), I texted people about events through my website!
You can see the form here:
Sign Up for Texts!
(But don't really haha)