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Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Gavin Shrader (as you may have guessed from the imaginative URL of this site). I am a programmer, designer and writer. My technical skills include Swift, Python, Java, React-Native, ReactJS, UI/UX Design with Sketch, Javascript and Git. I am currently working as a freelance developer. I hope you enjoy my website! If you’d like to get started learning how to build iOS applications, head over to the “writing” section of this site!

Published Work

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Infinite Islands

An iOS arcade game with handcrafted pixel art. This game has a working weather and day/night system.  The goal is to beat your highscore with fast reflexes and proper timing.

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Stellar

An iOS arcade game set in a pixel art universe. The goal of Stellar is to collect points and dodge enemy spaceships. 

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iOS game development tutorial

I published an article on Medium.com that works you through building an iOS game from scratch.

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Prototypes

Neuro-Evolution

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I built a small project to implement a completely custom neuro-evolution algorithm. The goal: have a genetic algorithm create an optimal neural-network used to play the game of "Snake"

Machine Learning

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A prototype app for visualizing a neural network with one hidden layer. 

Pocket Evolution

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A faux-3D isometric based world creation game idea. I am not working on this project anymore but rather used it as a learning exercise.

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Fractal Tree Creator

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A prototype app I built to recursively create fractal trees using Swift 4 / SpriteKit.

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More Projects

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iOS Productivity Apps

A number of prototypes I created to push my design skills and create working iOS productivity apps.

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Apple Watch Complication

A custom complication I created for my Apple watch to display the time/date. 

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Swift 4.0 MVC communication tutorial

A Medium.com article I wrote demonstrating some options for communicating between the Model-View-Controller architecture in Swift 4.

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Contact Me

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Gavin Shrader

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