Alex Reichert
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About me


Aside from developing earth-shattering refrigerator-themed web apps, Alex's greatest accomplishments include:
  • getting Yo-Yo Ma to sign his t-shirt
  • doing a kickflip
  • playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto
  • finishing The Count of Monte Cristo (1400 pages!)
  • handily beating 2048
He also speaks Korean, Spanish, a bit of Japanese and Arabic, and is fluent in Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Backbone, SQL, and HTML5 (among other things).
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Projects


combines elements of tumblr and Pinterest, giving users the opportunity to share any variation of media. Built on Rails with Backbone as the front-end framework, using jQuery and the embed.ly API.

searches locations and venues to get data about your destination. Uses data from Foursquare and Twitter APIs to determine how crowded a venue is. Built on Rails for scalability, Backbone for UI. Google Maps API v3 for map displays, markers, and geocoding.

is a clone of the popular project management web application, Trello. Built on Rails and Backbone, it uses jQuery UI for drag-and-drop/sortable functionality.

is a multi-browser tic-tac-toe game built in Node using Socket.IO and Express. Send link to a friend to play!

is the classic arcade game built with HTML5 canvas and Javascript. Uses vector algebra to calculate point of impact on asteroids, mobilize ship, calculate directions and acceleration. Blast asteroids with the spacebar while you navigate with the arrow keys!

scrapes quotes from some of my favorite authors on goodreads.com and tweets them at random on an hourly basis. Quotations on life, wit, inspiration, philosophy, etc.

uses Ruby metaprogramming and SQL to clone Rails' ActiveRecord ORM features. Includes has_many and belongs_to associations.


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