Hi! I'm Brendan
I love computers, business, hiking, travel, and telling people about Wawa.
Please check out some of my work here. Then, shoot me an email!
Well, first a picture of my dog 🐶
Because computers are cool, business is important, but dogs are the best!
Implemented a Udemy-style training course to help non-profit Kiva.org onboard community volunteers to moderate the content of its site
I worked on page scaffolding
I worked on database querying and drawing complex UI elements
Making professional campaign analytics available to candidates and advocacy groups of any size.
Helped my ward commissioner "get across the finish line" win his close election by 2%
Find key voters like...
Rating the safety of GPS directions in Philadelphia
After taking a rather "sketchy" drive through North Philadelphia, I realized GPS apps do not tell users how safe their drive will be. Sketchadelphia allows drivers to gauge the safety of their drive ahead of time, creating much needed peace of mind.
You may read the technical documentation on the GitHub repo.
Go to sketchadelphia.com
(Now shut down because I ran out of free Digital Ocean credits)
Unlocks doors automatically in the event of a fire.
Door Opener: Operation Rescue Assistence
Built by a team of Bishop Shanahan students, DOORA uses technology to save lives in an innovative way.
Save lives, Save money
Firefighters spend 2+ minutes knocking down residential doors. These two minutes could be the difference between life and death for trapped residents. In less extreme cases, this forced entry adds additional financial burden to families who have just experience a home fire.
All the deets.
Arduino based sensors are placed throughout the home. Upon detection of a fire (abnormally high temperature) a message is sent wirelessly to the custom built DOORA lock. The door remains closed but unlocked. Fire companies already train their officers to "try before you pry."
Chester County: 1st
This project was designed for the Pennsylvania Governor's STEM Competition where it performed exceptionally well.
Moments that mattered to me
Thanks to all the groups that helped make this worthwhile experiences possible
Temple Honors Appalachia
Thanks to the amazing people in Paintsville, KY for allowing us to spend a week in their community. You taught me more about the world than any classroom ever could.
Service Immersion Program
El Paso, TX
Met some amazing people at Iglesia del Cristo Rey (Church of Christ the King) while seeing firsthand the city at the heart of today's border crisis.
Model UN Speaker Engagement
After years participating and leading student Model UN events, I was honored to give the opening address at a Junior Model UN Conference, hosted at Temple University
President Vicente Fox of Mexico
Had the pleasure of hearing former Mexican President Vicente Fox reflect on his cooperation with Pres. George W. Bush and his hopes for Mexico today. I was even able to ask a question at the end of the keynote!!
© Brendan Manning 2020