Past Work by Alex

alexkb0009
alex dot balashov at gmail dot com

4D Nucleome - Data Portal

Leading front-end development of the 4D Nucleome (4DN) project’s data coordination portal. Utilizing React.js to build out a single-page application (SPA) website which enables researchers to upload, share, browse, and...

2016-2018
JavaScript D3.js Data Visualization Python ElasticSearch Pyramid AWS API Platform

IntelAgent - Real Estate Platform

An in-progress project for connecting those looking to buy beautiful homes to real estate agents. Horizontally scalable with OpenShift PaaS, using MongoDB and Redis as persistent and temporary data stores,...

2016
Python JavaScript MongoDB Redis Websockets OpenShift RESTful API React.js React Native iOS CSS3

Issues - eParticipation Platform

My Issues (name not final) is a prototypical citizen-centric e-participation platform which aims to enhance the quantity and quality of communication between citizens and their representatives in legislature. This project...

2014-2015
Python JavaScript Backbone.js Jinja2 Platform MongoDB Redis OpenShift RESTful API Incomplete CSS3

Personal Portfolio - Splash Page

A JavaScript Canvas (HTML5) introduction animation to the old version of my portfolio. Created as an excuse to play with JavaScript canvas. Uses an older Adobe Flash technique to plot...

2014
JavaScript Canvas

ViewPoint Kiosks - Marketing Site

This is a marketing website which was initially created in one week and then expanded & iterated on in response to added requirements. Its purpose is to market ViewPoint Kiosks...

2015-2016
PHP JavaScript Bolt CMS Graphic Design Silex Doctrine Twig Foundation CSS3

Experimental WebGL Game

Playing with Babylon.js (WebGL library), TypeScript, and (todo) socket.io (websocket server for node.js) with potential goal of creating a multiplayer game. Very much incomplete/in-progress.

2015
JavaScript TypeScript 3D Game Node.js Websockets Incomplete

ICS UX Page Header

A header graphic animation created for the UX team’s new marketing page using solely CSS3 transformations, transitions, and animations.

2015
CSS3

ICS User Experience Page

Development of the ICS User Experience ‘parallax’ marketing page (in finalization as of February 2014). Performed complete implementation of the design & mockups, which was produced by ICS’s UX Design...

2014
JavaScript CSS3 PHP

ICS Portfolio & Tag Views

Goal of this project was to present better ways of navigating site’s vast supply of content based on users’ interest. To start, it was decided to create ‘by-tag’ views in...

2015
JavaScript CSS3 PHP Graphic Design Masonry

Project Team Allocation Simulator

This is an experimental simulation of a combinatorial auction created in about two weeks for a course where-in multiple employees may auto-bid via a scoring mechanism using data such as...

2014
Python Algorithms JavaScript

Project Viewer Application

This was a foray into learning C#/.NET & WPF for creating Windows desktop applications. I had an idea for visualizing a project management tool ICS was working on and attempted...

2012
Windows .NET C# XAML

Stock Price Charting in Rhino

An experiment in 3D data visualization for an academic course using Rhino 3D modeling software and Grasshopper (a generative modeling plugin) to scrape and plot stock quotes in near- real...

2012
3D Finance C# Rhino Grasshopper Data Visualization

HTML5 GeoAlarm Clock

This is a HTML5 (JS/CSS/HTML) app which ‘rings’ (plays audio) when the user is within a mile (configurable) of a destination which they define. Use case is to enable public...

2011-2012
Maps Mobile JavaScript

Personal Portfolio

Before this website, there were other iterations. Here are screenshots from one of the first. Content was managed with one big JSON file and it was eventually scrapped in order...

2011-2015
CSS3 Python PHP Bolt CMS JavaScript Canvas

AppVillage - Designs & Prototypes

AppVillage was an enterprise-oriented download and license manager created by ICS on which I served in various design and design development roles, including theme development and design & prototyping of...

2012-2014
Platform SaaS PHP JavaScript

ICS Newsletter Manager

This was a proof-of-concept script & interface coded in 15-20 hours in Python without any third-party dependencies (e.g. Django, Bottle, SQLAlchemy, etc.) to provide a way of managing newsletters for...

2014
Python JavaScript Email

Qt Developer Days Conferences

ICS hosted the North American component of the Qt Developer Days conference in 2013, 2013, and 2014, as well as the Qt World Summit in 2015. For each of these...

2012-2015
PHP JavaScript Drupal Graphic Design Photoshop 3D

Fionia Software - Splash Page

In 2012, ICS acquired Fionia Software of Denmark. This page was created as a replacement for their website to redirect traffic to ours, including a link to the acquisition announcement....

2012
CSS3

ICS Portfolio

An interactive HTML5 & JS portfolio which was originally created as a standalone web app within a CakePHP website and later integrated into Drupal 7. Features of the portfolio include...

2012
JavaScript PHP Drupal Photoshop Graphic Design

ICS Website Updates

After the initial migration to Drupal 7, several iterations to the site design were made over time. One design goal was for a slimmer header which took up less screen...

2012-2014
JavaScript Drupal CSS3 Graphic Design PHP

ICS Website Layout

Migration, slight redesign, & update of ICS’s main website. Primary goal was to migrate from CakePHP CMS to Drupal 7, so design was not the biggest consideration until later in...

2011-2013
JavaScript PHP Drupal CSS3 Graphic Design

Biofuel Facilities Visualization

I became interested in the work that Joule Unlimited - a Massachusetts-based company utilizing algae and water to convert CO2 into bio-fuel - was performing after a research project on...

2010
3D Blender