Thanks for stopping by. My name is Will, I use he/him pronouns, and I'm a freelance senior developer who loves working on Immersive Web (WebXR), federated social networks (ActivityPub), and data visualization with 6 years of experience in 3D Web development.
Here are some of the places I've worked.
|Immers Space||I'm a Syndic, an equal partner with all the other worker-owners. We do contract WebXR work and use the proceeds to fund our open-source federated social network for immersive worlds||2021-present|
|Frame||Contractor working on a little bit of everything, 3D interactivity and VR support in BabylonJS, 2D user interface in Vue, identity and access management in NodeJS, and social features||2021-present|
|3Data||Built a custom 3D / WebXR data visualization engine using A-frame, three.js, and D3 that implemented Leland Wilkinson's Grammar of Graphics theoretical framework. Helped build an A-Frame WebRTC app for realtime collaboration around the data visualizations||2018-2019|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||Conducted clinical research into nutrition quality of care and served as product manager for the creation of a web-based data entry portal for research and healthcare data||2012-2018|
Here are some of the things I've made
- Super Hands
Interactivity framework for A-Frame that abstracts different user inputs (mouse, touch, VR laser pointer, VR tracked controllers) into composable gestures like hover and grab.
- Virtual Reign Social Immersive Chess
A fork of Mozilla Hubs that adds a fully playable chess game and federated friends lists powered by Immers Space
- Nice Free Treasures Shop
A satire of NFTs and a free verifiable collectible avatar generator for Immers Space, Mastodon, and Twitter
- Guppe Groups
A federated social groups app using NodeJS and ActivityPub that helps people on Mastodon and other ActivityPub apps connect around shared interests.
Modular implementation of the ActivityPub decentralized social networking protocol with >90% test coverage, written for NodeJS as ExpressJS middleware.
- Immers Server
ActivityPub federated social media server for the metaverse. Like a decentralized Steam friends list for virtual worlds on the Web.
- I'm the guy on the team everyone comes to with their really difficult bugs
- I believe anyone can be a great programmer and really enjoy sharing knowledge and mentoring junior devs
Let's work together
I'm available as a contractor and currently taking new clients. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org