Florian Porada

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About

Hi I'm Florian. I'm an antidisciplinary developer who builds software, hardware and everything in between. I use technology to explore and discover the gateways between systems and humans.

Selected Work

2020

Sproute

Sproute helps diversify how you travel by offering a set of characters that all get you to your destination in different ways. It consists of a nodejs backend service which handles the route calculation and a user friendly react-native app.

Linkreact nativenode.jsopenstreetmapgraphhopperturf.jsmapbox
2019

printerprinter v2

PrinterPrinter v2 is the second iteration of the printerprinter project. It uses the original idea and utilizes the hardware to create a personlized newsfeed in combination with the turbohaus8000 project or integrates as a feature in other services.

Linkraspberry piIoTsocket.ionode.js
2019

Retro Spotify Remote

The retro Spotify remote is a NodeMCU driven porject to control your spotify playback device. It originated out of the idea of not using the phone as a universal device but export the remote function into a single device.

LinkSpotifyArduinoNodeMCUPrototypingIoTPhysical computing
2019

OpenDataCam

OpenDataCam is a tool that helps to quantify the world. It’s here for everyone to use! With computer vision OpenDataCam understands and quantifies moving objects. The simple setup allows everybody to become an urban data miner.

LinknVidia JetsonComputer VisionYoloOpenCVDarknetopenSource
2019

move-lab.com

Implementation and development of move-lab.com by using Kirby as a lightweight CMS solution, webpack bundler infrastructure, SASS extension language and other selected libraries. Additionally optimizing assets, structure and content for pagespeed and pagerank purposes.

LinkKirbyPHPSASSwebpackjQuerySEO
2019

turbohaus8000

Turbohaus8000 is an experimental home automation project which combines different IoT sensors and devices around a core decision and gateway unit. The purpose of the project is to research and develop services that support you in your personal day-to-day tasks.

Linknode.jsArduinoNodeMCUIoTTelegramSensors
2017

purize-filters.com

Designing and developing the webshop for purize-filters.com. The WordPress theme supports WooCommerce and is built with SASS, webpack and jQuery

LinkPHPWordPressWooCommercejQuerywebpackSASS
2017

printerprinter v1

Printerprinter v1 (formely thing for the internet) is the attempt to connect the digital and physical world. By sending short messages from a companion Ionic app to the raspberry pi connected thermal printer, the information transforms from a digital asset to a physical one and has no dependencies to the digital world anymore.

Linkionicraspberry pinode.jssocket.io
2016

Dezentralized Energy Concept

This is the explorative prototype and research of my bachelor thesis. The paper asked the question if the blockchain technology can help the energy market by shifting the energy production from centralized power plants to decentralized, local community driven concepts.

Linkblockchainnode.jssolidityethereumdecentralizedenergy market

How I work

The projects I'm working on are not always about building digital services. Visualizing complex information in a meaningful way by analysing different data sources or building physical objects for Edge-Computing & IoT Design are also fields I'm enthusiastic about.

When exploring new ideas and projects, I have to work out whether I need to discover, build and validate the technology or whether I can use existing tools and processes for a best practice approach. Most of the times it is something in the middle.

For me this means you have to be able to bring a idea quick, so that you have an artifact on which you can iterate on. I mostly use modern JavaScript for this process. It gives me the freedom of outlining concepts either at the user-facing side with e.g. ReactJS or React-Native or to implement a sketch of a backend service in a Node.js environment. By using ECMAScript in this manner, shifting features from back- to frontend and vice versa enables me create functional prototypes quickly. By automating the in-between steps with different tools, I have more time to explore other approaches and paths to open up the space for options to discuss.

The main goal I'm trying to do is to find problems by using technology in order to figure out possible solutions.

Tools I use