Some of my work outside of school
One side project I embarked on shortly after getting a Pebble was to build two watch faces (Clean Pebble & Clean Watch) that have over 400 hearts, 13k users and are open sourced for others to fork. Searching the Pebble app store for "Clean" immediately reveals quite a few watch faces that have been based on my code.
UX Internship 2014
One of my other side projects was built at Bitcamp (Hackathon at the University of Maryland). It was my first Android App that worked with a NodeJS REST API that allowed roommates to use Geofencing to put a proverbial "sock on the door" that only their roommates could see.
I built my first chrome extension at HackRU and continued to work on it. It interfaces with the Google Calendar API to autofill When2Meets using your calendar. I built this primarily becuase I needed something that does this, and use it regularly. I continued to work on it after the hackathon to make it better and released it on the Chrome Store in a private beta the following weekend. You can try it here.
I also had a lot of fun with my CIS 120 final project (going way beyond what was needed) and built an arcade-fighter game called Fight Quidditch which is a combination of Little Fighter 2, Super Mario Bros. and Quidditch (cause why not) that's insane fun in two player mode, and has an AI driven one-player mode that's great as well. It also uses the konami code as a key game mechanic, thus elevating its level of awesomeness exponentially.
Back in high school (2012 to be precise) I built a website called FindMyNGO.com. It aimed to list all Indian NGOs and make social and frictionless, the process of finding and volunteering for an NGO. I spent all summer building this in Django (having started with zero knowledge of what was needed) and managed to pull it off. This being my first experience with building something of this scale, I had however neglected to think of how I was going to acquire users, and I soon realized that Indian NGOs weren't even looking for such a service. While the site was shut down in March 2013, it was a valuable experience both in terms of building technical skills, as well as in understanding the importance of market research and a business plan.