Steve - airman opus
Me at CalHacks, a 36-hour hackathon at Cal-Berkeley. Hackers gotta hack.

I'm Steve Noonan. Hacker, Persian Gulf War veteran, student. I have a disability (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD) but I deal with it and overcome it.

I've been kicking around this cyberspace thing since CompuServe (ppn: 75365,575). I've had a Yahoo! Mail account since 1996. I'm old.

Lately I've been taking classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Madison Area Technical College. I also work at the DoIT Help Desk at UW-Madison, where I'm a software developer and technical support QA. Having had quite enough of cold and gray Wisconsin winters, I'm moving to California this August where there is the threat of earthquakes but also much more sunshine.

I'm also one of the founding organizers of MadHacks, UW-Madison's hackathon, and I've been to a bunch of other hackathons. I'm that guy that blows up the bell curve when plotting the age of hackathon participants.

Portfolio - aka Hacks

These are projects I'm actively working on. Click the 'Ready' and 'In Progress' icons for details.

Weathercheck gives you current conditions, weather radar, and severe weather information for what's outside where you are-- as opposed to apps that will tell you the weather for the next seven days in seven differen countries but won't tell you if you need an umbrella to go outside.

Issues in status - ready Issues in status - in progress

Drivin' and Flyin' gives you the real time status of nearby airports, and shows a list of arrivals and departures including airline, flight, gate, arrive/depart time, delays, and baggage claim carousel. While you're enroute to the airport, you also real time get traffic information that routes you around delays and gives you a running ETA at the airport.

Lost in... displays a risk assessment for your location based on real data (crime reports, earthquakes, weather, etc) to give you an accurate assessment of local danger. Intended to help people with PTSD to accept that the world is basically a safe place when it is, and recognize potential danger when it is not. Works best if you're in/near the Bay Area. This app was my response to trying to get from SFO to Berkeley and ending up in Oakland. :)

Other hacks

These are projects I'm working on, but not as actively.
  • pebbleRadar (HackSC '14) displays a representation of National Weather Service weather radar on your Pebble smartwatch.
  • Christine (MHacks Fall '14) is a protoype car dashboard using automotive data from OpenXC.
  • Kitchen Debugger gives you a gun and puts you in the middle of a kitchen full of spiders and cockroaches. My first ever attempt at a Windows 8 game.

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