I'm Ben Rellick, a designer/developer based in Harrisonburg, VA. This is a collection of the work / projects / interests that I'd like to share, sort of a jumping off point for each.
Who Gives A Crap
I work as a front end developer with Who Gives A Crap, a toilet paper company that produces environmentally sustainable products and donates 50% of profits towards improving sanitation in developing countries (rad).
I also developed BarCheep as a personal project, a webapp for finding happy hour specials in Harrisonburg, VA (decidedly less rad than the above ^^, but still kinda rad!)
These are my "in progress" projects. Listed here are the ones that either 1) I'm most jazzed about or 2) Are closest to being launched. Of course I've got an endless list of "someday" projects, but the idea is to make them more tangible – I think if listing them and putting them out there can help with that, great, but if they're only ever going to live as a bullet point on a list, I'd rather save that space for projects that are being actualized.
Status: almost done •
This is a native iPhone app for calculating the correct ohmage of speakers (parallel or series) that you can safely pair with an amplifier (tube or solid state) of a certain ohmage. It's a simple calculator that I could not find anywhere else, and it also will be my first native iPhone application.
Garden Planting App
Status: prototyping/design •
This is going to be a webapp for planning when to plant and harvest different vegetables based on your hardiness zone. There are plenty of static charts with this info, but I envision a website / application that gives you a short list of different garden tasks that you can do at any point in the year, based on what you're planning to grow.