View on GitHub


Portfolio for T.Jay Hanschen

Portfolio For T.Jay (Rocket) Hanschen

Thank you for taking the time to view my portfolio, should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at - and my resume is available here.

Listed below are an example of several projects, all public facing, that I have collaborated on or created on my own.


Sparkle Monkey is a simple concert finder utilizing the Google Maps API, in conjuncture with the TicketMaster API, to easily display the local concerts - as defined by city and date - onto the full page map for easy display.

The goal of the design of Sparkle Monkey, was to create a full, mobile-first application, utilizing modern day tools like jQuery, Handlebars and Page.js, and deployment via Heroku, to achieve this design.

Working with a team of other developers, my main source of focus was on the development of the front-end display, to include map styling, original artwork and layout, as well as add the functionality of the calendar to the TicketMaster API and developing the spider-effect on multiple listings on a single resource. I also ensured basic accessibility features for the hard-of-sight by ensuring several map displays (For those with Color-Blindness) and also complete functionality with text readers including Chrome Vox and others.

For more insight to the project, please find the Github repository for Sparkle Monkey: here or use the link above to go to

Languages, Services and Libraries used:

Kilovolt Blog - A blog template

The Kilovolt Blog is a template of a standard blog to be hosted on sites like Wordpress and Heroku.

The goal of the design was to create an application to host a blog using modern tools and libraries to create a reactive applictaion, where you can create, read, update and destroy (CRUD) a collection of blog posts, all stored in a Postgres database.

This was a guided development, with basic front-end architecture and mobile-first design, to create a fully functional blog for view online.

For more insight to the project, please find the Github repository for Kilovolt: here or use the link above to go to

Languages, Services and Libraries used:


Nosey-Neighbor was developed as a RESTful API, for the ability to create, read, update and destroy incidents and residents in a neighborhood. The end goal being to create a database of users/neighbors, for members of a neighborhood watch, home owners association or other neighborhood council, and assist with tracking incidents and emergencies throughout the defined area.

The design of Nosey-Neighbor is structured on a Model View Controller(MVC) architecture pattern, which was created in a Test-Driven Development Cycle, was to create a robust back-end, that in a future release will contain a Bootstrap front-end (Currently in development), where users can create an account, add a profile, and report/comment on incidents around their neighborhood. All the individual resources have dedicated router and controller files, utilizing 5 unique Models, to create new resource objects in memory.

Though currently without a front end - files can observed and utilizing interface software such as Postman, can be used to test the stability of the build, as it maintains over a 93% coverage of code in it’s current state. The last 7% includes try/catch blocks and similar in the testing of the application.

For more insight to the project, please find the Github repository for Nosey-Neighbor: here. Robust logs of deployment via Heroku, and Travis CI are amintained there, as well as all source code for review.

Languages, Services and Libraries used: