Digital product specialist focused on delivering elegant, intuitive, and simple experiences for mobile or web.
My tech blog is hosted at Blogger.
I used to blog a lot about Microsoft Server products, and now I blog a little about tech stuff I learn so all can benefit.
These are some of the projects I've done in my spare time or ones that I've done for work where I can share some details. Thanks for checking them out!
January 2024Docker, MQTT, Grafana, InfluxDB and Zigbee
Home Energy Monitoring
Upping my game on home automation, I jumped into creating a Zigbee network to track real-time energy usage in my home. Starting with a BC Hydro Hub and evolving into getting a Zigbee bridge and some Zigbee smart plugs and of course collecting that in Influx/Grafana to track how my home consumes electricity.
October 2023Docker, Webscrapping
Blue-Green Algae alert system
For another swing at Docker, I created a small program, that I made a Docker image, that parses the local alerts and notices webpage and sends my phone an alert based on anything blue-green algae related ... you know for the safety of my dog.
July 2023Docker, InfluxDB and Grafana
Upgrades to Davis Airlink weather system
Enjoying my Davis Airlink weather data, and wanting to learn Docker, I redid the project below with a more reliable hardware and database. Moving everything from Raspberry Pi/Prometheus to Docker/Influx on MacOS.
Collect and Display Davis Airlink data in Grafana
Wanting to spend more time learning Grafana and Prometheus, I set it up on a Raspberry Pi and wrote my own prometheus client that calls a Davis Airlink locally to obtain weather data and graph it in Grafana.
July 2021Web Design & Development
Finally a refresh of SeanDaniel.com! Many years ago I modified a Google Blogger theme to customize my site, and now with the exception of my technical blog, no more blogger.
March 2021Web Design & Development
Renew Medical Aesthetics
A simple business card website for a medical aesthetics company. Provides information and a contact form to their customers.
A Raspberry Pi project that displays stats and goal progress on an e-Ink display by calling the Strava API.
September 2020Web Design & Development
Victoria Oceanside Health
A local family medicine website that provides resources for patients. It includes a mental health form that patients can fill out and email to their doctor.
June 2020Artificial Intelligence & Gaming
A multi-player game where you program a snake in various languages to compete in a battle of artificial intelligence.
Covid-19 Contact Tracer
A simple contact tracer for work to keep employees safe during the pandemic.
Work Career Product Highlights
2020Product Owner & Development Manager
Working with a small team of developers I drove the development of FTS360 and FTS36O Overwatch to provide situational awareness while detecting and monitoring active wildfires in North America. While FTS360 is a secure environment, you can check out the public side at fts360overwatch.com.
2015Technical Product Manager
I lead a team that turned a virtual notorization idea from back-of-the-napkin into a prototype and then into an MVP before handing it back to the owner. It is now extremely successful and was a lot of fun! Check out Notarize.com
2014Scale Test Engineer
Microsoft Commerce Platform Scale-Testing
I drove a team to scale test the Microsoft Commerce Platform (payments for XBOX, Office365, Azure, etc) to ensure that the system would continue running under high loads such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas day
Microsoft Commerce Platform China Launch
I worked cross-timezone on a project to deploy the Microsoft Commerce Platform along side new deployments of Office365 & Azure in China. Ensuring that the payment system is available in a second data center (previously commerce only ran in a single data center)
Microsoft Small Business Server
I worked on a large team building a server solution for small businesses on top of Windows Server. While "SBS 2003" was the best release, they were all great and one of the many killer on-premise products that the cloud killed.
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I've lived a few places and get questions on what to do, below is the collection of places I feel comfortable sharing some fun or interesting things to do.
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