I'm Chad Nelson, a doctoral student in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.
I am a developer.
- I create web sites and web apps from the ground up.
- I sell Android and iOS apps and teach classes on mobile development.
- I love coding! I'm always learning new languages and tools.
Have a look at some of my projects. If you like what you see, feel free to contact me.
MEMOCODE Design Competition
Read the published paper about my 1st place hardware design that won the 2012 MEMOCODE International design competition.
I worked with agriculture suppliers to create a web app, SecureTracs, that tracks and manages their inventory of chemical tanks.
Ever feel like lobbing ASCII bombs at USSR warships? That was the intent behind this C# game made using the console as a graphics engine.
My final project for a class on computer graphics. Though I'm a GLUT wiz, I now much prefer higher level libraries.
Excel Macros - Bingo Generator
In 20 minutes during lunch I mashed together a Bingo generator that creates random Bingo cards using a list of short phrases. Serving the bands!
The result of a team undergraduate programming project: a Flash based zombie shooting game. Awesome!
My first attempt at creating iOS and Android apps. Who knew that an app that takes 10 minutes to write could get $100s in revenue?
I wrote a Scrabble Solver in 1 sitting using Excel Macros my sophomore year of college. A while later, I turned it into an iOS app after speeding up the algorithm and licensing the source to a 3rd party.
I love to code. So much so that I created an AS3 graphics framework for making grid based games in the style of SimCity. I also got in touch with my inner artist.
Chess Ranking Photo Algo
Inspired by the movie "The Social Network", I attempted to recreate in one night Mark Zuckerburg's Facemash.
Visualizing algorithms is the best way to learn. Have a look at some Flash apps I wrote for pedagogic reasons.