What is this site?

If my web 2.0 subject taught me something during university it is that openness is the direction we should all take.  My name is Jack Marrows and this is my professional portfolio.  The goal of this site is to share what I have learnt with anyone who is interested.

I have recently completed my Masters of Information Technology at QUT and as a result am very enthusiastic about everything IT related. More specifically I have a deep interest in Web 2.0, mobile devices, service oriented architecture and artificial intelligence.  

I invite you to browse my site, investigate my past projects and even offer ideas of what I should do next.

Projects

  • Natural Language Processing and Breaking Codes Today I finished the final task given by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in their Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Class.  It involved applying natural language processing concepts to decode a ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 3:50 PM by Jack Marrows
  • HackFest and Brisbane Toilet Finder Unleashing Brisbane's DataLast Saturday, I entered an exciting and rewarding competition called HackFest. About a week before the competition the Brisbane City Council (BCC) released all of their ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2011, 5:23 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Oh Shit - I Love Cards As a child my family used to play a crudely named game, "Oh Shit". We used to have a ball attempting to tripup each others plays and achieve the ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 6:54 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Client Side Calculator One of the elementry tutorials in a subject I am studying was to create a client side calculator using on HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  While I already had the capibilities ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 6:45 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Bloom Reading Bloom Reading is a project I worked on after my second semester of university and I aimed to integrate what I had learnt about Web 2.0 and web development ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2011, 3:13 AM by Jack Marrows
  • Web 2.0 Analysis of Foursquare Foursquare is a location based social networking game. Users 'check in' at locations announcing they have been there in competition to become mayor. People contribute through submitting their thoughts, locations ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2011, 3:08 AM by Jack Marrows
  • Translatinor During my second semester of my MIT I undertook a project I named Translatinor. Tranlatinor is a tool that may be used by teams that are internationalising software. It takes ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2011, 2:40 AM by Jack Marrows
  • Ed Maps Ed Maps is a project I undertook in my first semester of IT studies.  At this point I had only had experience in developing using PHP so I chose to ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2011, 1:20 AM by Jack Marrows
  • Idea Sticky I have just finished creating my first application using Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine.  Like the rest of the world I chose to create a sticky application that ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 6:53 PM by Jack Marrows
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Blog Posts

  • Word Processing Accessible to Everyone Google Docs is an online productivity suite offering a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation application (Google, 2010). Despite being a web application, its functionality and user interface places it in ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:57 AM by Jack Marrows
  • ChatRoulette - Fail Fast, Scale Fast         Watch This Blog Above There wasn't too many Internet start-ups in the years following the 2000 dot com bust. However, ten years later the story is very different ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:54 AM by Jack Marrows
  • The Long Tail of Steam   New! Watch this blog on YouTube (see above) Traditionally (before e-commerce), for a product to be successful it needed to have high-volume appeal. However, due to cost reduction ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:05 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Mindmeister: The Perpetual Beta Without the Beta Tag “There's no final version. Nothing is static, everything is changing.”(Chitu, 2007). This is how Google defines the idea of perpetual beta, software as a part of an indefinite ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:03 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Location, Location, Web 2.0 - Foursquare is Built for Many Devices Foursquare is a location based social networking game. Users ‘check in’ at locations announcing they have been there in competition to become mayor. People contribute through submitting their thoughts, locations ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:01 PM by Jack Marrows
  • Digg as a Platform Digg is a web application which promotes popular web content based on user ratings. Recently the CEO of Digg announced that the company was now EBITDA profitable which is a ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:04 PM by Jack Marrows
  • The Value of IMDB's Data 'Data is the next intel inside' refers to data being more valuable than proprietary software licenses and the need for businesses to establish a data strategy. Many web applications offering ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:41 AM by Jack Marrows
  • How Isohunt.com Harvests the Collective Intelligence The web 2.0 application being discussed this week is Isohunt.com which is a torrent hosting website, allowing its users to download nearly any type of media through a ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:37 AM by Jack Marrows
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