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Portfolio

Bryan A. Knowles

Oct 12, 2017

Here's a quick collection of links to my web and other professional writing work.

WKU Masters Theses

I completed two Masters Theses while at WKU. The first was on probabilistic pathfinding in computer science, In the Face of Anticipation: Decision Making under Visible Uncertainty as Present in the Safest-with-Sight Problem. The second was written two years later, on the rhetoric of diversity in tech, Diversity, Identification, and Rhetoric in Tech: On the Analysis of Satirical Conference Talks.

UW-Madison Dissertation

Building off of those two theses, I am currently working on a project tentatively titled "A Motivational Account of Carrying Public Forums." This combines a complex systems and rhetoric studies lens to ethics in tech.

Kymesonet

There will always be a special place in my heart for the Kentucky Mesonet, where I worked for six years as a student web developer. It didn't pay much, but working on a small team where everyone had their own opinions heard and areas of strength really helped me develop as a javascript developer and team leader.

WKU 2016 Film Festival

I made this really cool booklet that was handed out to all of the participants and guests to the WKU Film Festival. This booklet had some really particular requirements and the vendors were really great at waiting until the last minute to get me their advertisements. But it was really fun and I got free dinner out of it and met the guy that directed Hocus Pocus.

Vectuar

This is a 3d drawing tool that started out as a class project for my graphics class during my computer science masters. I've since cleaned it up and given it a domain name. Suggest edits via the github repo and see dev changes on the dev branch.

Some recent changes to how github authenticates gists has broken a few features of vectaur, but the core functionality is still there.

Sneaky Epic

More recently, I've work with Jon to make a team building game, Sneaky Epic.

This was my first "full" project using Glitch as the back-end and development environment. Other notable projects I've made on Glitch are a blogging template and a github workflow template.

We were listed on the front page of Glitch in March 2019 under "Enlightening Games" and attracted a whopping 50 new views that week.

WKU Goldenrod

I made the booklets for the 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 Goldenrod poetry contests. I'm really bad at writing poems, but I know how margins work okay?

ACM XRDS

For a few years now I'm been on the ACM XRDS team. I started with Factoids and Grants & Scholarships, then proposed and edited the Careers department, and now run Profiles while serving as the Departments Chief.

Vita

All of my research and other experience is listed in my CV.