Drew Volz

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About Me

I'm an iOS and web developer based in San Francisco. I'm also interested in composing music, writing educational software, and poking at private APIs. Currently at thoughtbot, previously Lexmark.

Projects

Here are a few open-source projects I've been working on:

All About Olaf

An unofficial mobile app for St. Olaf College.

This iOS and Android app provides valuable information to students, faculty, staff, and visitors of St. Olaf College.

Features
  • Browse cafe menus
  • Access balances and meal plan info
  • Release print jobs
  • Explore student work opportunities
  • Search for courses
  • View building open and close schedules
  • Peruse all campus-wide calendars
  • Access the campus directory and important contacts
  • Tune-in to streaming events and radio programs
  • Keep up with campus news
  • See the campus at a birds-eye view with the map
  • Track the local bus routes
  • Define campus terms with the dictionary
  • Discover clubs and organizations
  • Quick access to Moodle
Screenshot of All About Olaf for iOS

CARLS

An unofficial mobile app for Carleton College.

This iOS and Android app provides valuable information to students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Carleton College.

Features
  • Browse cafe menus
  • Access balances and meal plan info
  • Release print jobs
  • Explore student work opportunities
  • Search for courses
  • View building open and close schedules
  • Peruse all campus-wide calendars
  • Access the campus directory and important contacts
  • Tune-in to streaming events and radio programs
  • Watch archived convocations
  • Keep up with campus news
  • Noon News Bulletin listings
  • See the campus at a birds-eye view with the map
  • Track the local bus routes
  • Define campus terms with the dictionary
  • Discover clubs and organizations
  • Quick access to Moodle
Screenshot of CARLS for iOS

CCC Server

A server to power both CARLS and All About Olaf.

Deployed via Docker on DigitalOcean, capable of handling over 2000 requests per second.

Features
  • Network request caching
  • Data fetching for…
    • Google Calendar
    • RSS
    • Wordpress
    • ReasonCMS
    • GitHub Pages
    • Bon Appetit
    • Presence.io