Bus Predictions with Alexa

Bus Predictions with Alexa

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During local hack day this December, I developed an Alexa skill for students to check bus times through campus transportation. It was a solo project I set out to complete in 10 hours, and as of January of 2019, over 30 students are still actively invoking the skill every week.
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Mother's Day Photo Frame

Mother's Day Photo Frame

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This year for Mother’s Day, I decided to take an old digital photo frame we had lying around the house, and throw in some improvements. Originally, the frame had a small amount of internal memory, and could store low-resolution images loaded in from a flash drive. The process of moving files over was tedious, and I wanted anyone in my family to be able to easily contribute to the rotation of photos. Going away from school, I thought it would be neat to be able to easily update the frame with new photos, no matter where my siblings were in the world.
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Ben Mitchinson

Focused on code quality, learning new things, and creating effective processes for agile development. Likes to make apps that are fun to use.


Web Software Engineer @ Vail Systems


Des Moines, IA