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Fall Winter 2018 Workgroup

This spring and summer, the ExCITe Center was happy to welcome four new co-ops to the Workgroup, who developed their projects as their time in these positions progressed.

App Lab Assistant

AJ Beckner

AJ created tutorials in Swift and Android development to teach aspiring programmers. Working with the Westphal College's Professor Neville Bakharia, AJ worked with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop MuseumStat, a mapping program to discover how many museums exist in the United States. AJ also worked on the APPLab Outreach Campaign, in which he met with students across Drexel's departments to encourage them to visit the APPLab.

MuseumStat: Connecting Museums and Communities 

AJ worked on MusuemStat, a program that aggregates all the museums in the US onto one map.

Podcast Producer/Host Co-op

Sam Frankel

As the host and producer of the ExCITeCast, Sam published a two-part series on cyber-security and tech literacy. The episodes he produced brought to light the importance of practicing cyber-security habits, as well as Hacktion, an upcoming game being developed at EGS. Sam was also a prominent figure in the Learning Innovation Conversation series, which featured keynote speeches from Melina Uncapher, Leah Buechley, and John Maeda.



EGS Co-op

Jeff Mostyn

As the EGS Co-op, Jeff developed a variant of Frogger in the Python language. He updated Ciraweb, an online tool that allows for development of games to be used on the side of the Cira Center. Jeff also planned workshops for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, in which scouts learn computer science through game design.

Jeff worked to develop an editor and emulator to develop games on the Cira Center through Skyscraper Games.

EGS Program Assistant

Erin Truesdell

Erin worked primarily on two EGS projects, Skyscraper Games and Hacktion, while also running weekly lab and incubator meetings. She assisted with grant writing and research for both lab projects, and also served as a game designer and programmer for Hacktion. 

Skyscaper Games