Ruben Martinez Jr:

- Chief Product Officer & Founder of Dining with Strangers
- Bowdoin College Computer Science, Class of 2015
- Web, Mobile Developer
- Gadget-Lover
- Occasional Blogger

I'm Online:

- Email
- LinkedIn
- Twitter
- Github
- Facebook
- Google+

Software Projects:

- Dining with Strangers
- TextbookLoop
- Notorious - Collaborative Note Taking
- WBOR 91.1FM Extension for Google Chrome
- WBOR App for iOS
- Bowdoin Dining Extension for Google Chrome
- "Little Data" Chrome Web Experiment
- Pepperflip.me

Hardware Projects:

- Color to Sound Conversion
- Easy-Wake Alarm Clock
- Arduino Musical Glove

In the News:

- Student's Online Tool Connects Strangers in Real World
- Ruben Martinez, '15, Updated Bowdoin Tradition of Dining with Strangers
- Student-Designed Website Offers New Opportunities to Socialize
- Through Determination and Hyper-Connection, Bowdoin Sophomore Makes Pilgrimage to Google
- Bowdoin Computer Scientist Oliveira Receives NSF CAREER Award for Virtual Machine Research

On my Blog:

- MHacks, Winter 2014
- My Chrome Academy Adventure
- My Trip to Google I/O
- Color to Sound Conversion
- Tutorial: Resize Static VirtualBox VDIs

Design Portfolio

Dining with Strangers: Login, Mobile

DwS is a responsive site, meaning the same HTML loaded on the web is also loaded on mobile, and all changes are stylistic. Exclusively fluid widths were used are used to adapt conent to fit on any mobile display, and scaled images are used in order to cut down on some of the heavier images more appropriate for desktop browsing. The result is a minimalist interface our customers find both easy to browse and informative.

Dining with Strangers: Home View, Mobile

The Home View, again, almost exactly mimics that on the desktop. This goes along with our guidelines of making everything used by our customers on the desktop feel familiar when browsing through mobile.

Dining with Strangers: Create a Date, Mobile

Perhaps one of my favorite screens, the Create a Date page allows you to schedule a Date at a location and time of your convenience. Here again minimalism is key, but never at the cost of ommiting any vital information.

Dining with Strangers: Create a Date, Desktop

Here you can see that the content provided via our mobile interface is the same as that served on the desktop. On the desktop, however, we are free to take advantage of the larger screen real-estate, but also take great care never to clutter the user interface.

PeoplePlus HomeCheck: Daily Log, Desktop

The HomeCheck website was created as Free and Open Source Software for the PeoplePlus program in Maine. The goal of the Daily Log is to be a simple and intuitive way for older people not too technologically savvy to be able to regularly enter and retrieve data from the HomeCheck system. Notice the large iconography and fonts, designed to be clear and readable. Tooltips are used heavily throughout so as to be self-documenting and provide assistance whenever needed by the user.

Intresect Inc: Business View, Mockup

The Intresect Inc Project was meant to take in both People and Businesses and provide a simple interface for them to interact. Businesses could be looked up by category, and users would be able to leave reviews, answers polls, and in other ways interact with businesses. Businesses would in turn be able to get accurate demographic information, create ads to target users connected to their already existing audience, and even communicate with other businesses to form partnerships without ever having to leave the site.

TextbookLoop, Sell View, Desktop

TextbookLoop (think Craigslist for textbooks) is a project I worked on with a team at MHacks Winter 2014. We had 36 hours to build out an idea; we each had very disparate talents, so I took on the role of front-end designer. My goal was to create a pleasant experience as quickly as possible, so for efficiency, I relied on frameworks such as Bootstrap and jQueryUI to do some of the heavy lifting. I designed the logo using a few icons from the Ionic Icons free and open-source project as well.