Hello stranger! Welcome to the homepage of John C. Allwein - although, you probably know me as johnnyapol or formerly as the “Unkn0wn0ne”.
I am currently a Firmware Engineering Intern @ Western Digital in their eHDD division.
As of Fall 2018, I am currently a student Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York pursuing a Computer Science & Economics dual major. I also have worked in the CS department as an undergraduate TA / programming mentor for various courses, such as CSCI1200: Data Structures, CSCI4961: Open Source Software, and CSCI4120: Operating Systems.
My resume can be found here.
You can find my blog, “Thoughts”, by clicking here
Developer & System Adminstrator on Torn.Space
- Torn.Space is a browser Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) where you choose a team (either red or blue) and compete and upgrade your warship in the ongoing space war! Torn is based on and serves as a tribute to Starfighter: Disputed Galaxy.
- Source: The game itself is currently not open source, but various tools we’ve developed for it are available on GitHub here
- EnjoyTroyBot is used to generate weekly posts on the /r/Troy subreddit based off the community event calendar for Troy, New York.
- Source: See clickable link above
- Technical stack: Python
libGDX Team Member, Active: November 2013 - Mid 2015
- Description: libGDX is a free and open source (FOSS) game framework for developing games in Java / JVM-based languages. It allows developers to deploy their same codebase on the Desktop, Web (via HTML5 / GWT), Android and iOS. It has been deployed on various games, sometimes with tens of millions of players.
- Source: https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx
Former Creator & Maintainer of ShootingWatch
- Description: A Twitter bot that follows police departments’ Twitter accounts and retweets events relating to shootings. (Summer 2016->? 2018)
- Source: N/A
- License: Closed Source / All Rights Reserved
- Description: A Twitter bot that was used as a learning curve for Markov chains. Fun little experiment. It simply built markov chains out of the tweets of the major contenders of the 2016 Presidential Election
- Source: The bot itself is not open sourced, but the markov chain library is: markov-tg.
- License: Closed Source, but markov-tg is LGPL.
I can be found on freenode IRC under the name notjohnnyapol. I am usually active under ##networking and #libgdx. Feel free to leave a PM.
I can be emailed at email@example.com
My PGP public key can be found here