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I'm Joe Reisigl.
(it rhymes with bicycle)
I am a programmer.

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About

Joe Reisigl

So, who exactly are you?

I am a Digital Producer at Atlanta Magazine who has a passion for web development and app development.

Skills

HTML
90%
CSS
90%
JavaScript
80%
jQuery
60%
Java
75%
Swift
75%
UI/UX
80%
FPS games
100%
Star Wars
100%

A few (very nerdy) details about me:

PC setup

I love Star Wars—and my PC setup (can you tell?)

I play Xbox—and I'm pretty good at it (warning: language)

Work

Atlanta magazine custom pages

After a website redesign, Atlanta magazine's WordPress CMS gained a feature to create custom landing pages using raw HTML. I used this to reimagine our feature stories as interactive and visually-appealing experiences. Hover over video to learn more.

Languages used: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

Completely redesigned Atlanta magazine's Best Restaurants page—the publication's most-viewed page of all time—to greatly enhance visuals, make the page more interactive, and provide more of a service for readers, with book reservation buttons, links to phone numbers, and restaurant websites.

Over the next month, the page gained more than 10,000 shares, 60,000 pageviews, and average time on page increased by 6 times.

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75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta Atlanta United encyclopedia Reese and Molly Blutstein Choose your adventure Atlanta's Top Doctors
75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

Completely redesigned Atlanta magazine's Best Restaurants page—the publication's most-viewed page of all time—to greatly enhance visuals, make the page more interactive, and provide more of a service for readers, with book reservation buttons, links to phone numbers, and restaurant websites.

Over the next month, the page gained more than 10,000 shares, 60,000 pageviews, and average time on page increased by 6 times.

Check it out

Ebb—Evaluate. Breathe. Begin.

Created for my University of Georgia New Media Capstone class, Ebb is an Apple Watch and iPhone app that strives to suppress the feelings of anxiety millions of Americans face every day.

Ebb uses the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to check for the user's heart rate to spike under the right conditions—an indicator of anxiety—and will send the user a notification to perform anxiety-reducing exercises.

Languages used: Swift, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

  • Constantly monitors the user's heart rate to determine when they become stressed
  • Sends a gentle notification when the user is feeling anxious
  • Walks the user through six exercises—including yoga, muscle relaxation and breathing exercises—proven to relieve stress
  • Includes a built-in heart rate monitor the user can use to get immediate notifications of a heart rate spike
  • Calculates the user's average, minimum and maximum heart rates for a time period the user chooses

Changing Shion's life

Okay, a bit of storytelling: After completing Ebb, I was approached by Jim Moore, a professor at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, who was looking for an app that could measure someone's heart rate. He was working with a professor in Japan, Takahiro Ito, who worked with physically disabled students.

Takahiro had discovered that the best way to determine if one of his physically disabled students was focusing was by measuring their heart rate—if their heart rate went up, they weren’t focusing; if their heart rate went down, they were focusing. However, the technology he had to video record students while also monitoring their heart rate was lackluster.

I created an Apple Watch and iPad app to streamline his experience. The Apple Watch would monitor the student’s heart rate while the iPad would display his or her heart rate and graph it in real-time while also video recording the student.

The app was so helpful, Takahiro and his team wrote a book, An App Changed Shion's Life, about how the process helped one of his students.

Languages used: Swift

Takahiro working with a physically disabled student using his old equipment—a separate heart rate monitor and camera. Note how the student's heart rate (bottom number) decreases. That means he is focusing on the sound of the cymbal.

Rough draft drawing of Shion's heart rate app

Takahiro's sketch of how he wanted the app to look.

The final app in action. The teacher is saying Shion's favorite sound using a funny voice. Shion's heart rate decreases, which means she is concentrating.

iPhone - Notification settings

The cover of the book, An App Changed Shion's Life.

Telecom Pair Color Finder

Created for AT&T employees, translate telecom cable pairs to a color code or pair number.

Find the corresponding color code to a pair number. After you enter a pair number, receive the corresponding colors for the tip, ring, binder, and super binder.

Or perform a reverse lookup and enter colors for the tip, ring, binder, and super binder to find the corresponding pair number.

Languages used: Java

Atlanta magazine writing clips

On top of designing webpages, managing the website, controlling social media, and constantly monitoring site statistics for Atlanta magazine, I am a writer and a journalist. Here are some of my most popular and my personal favorite stories. Hover over image to learn more.

Languages used: English

Learn before you burn: What to know about Atlanta’s new marijuana law

With more than 135,000 pageviews, this is the magazine's sixth most-viewed article of all time (humble brag 😎). I interviewed police officers and racial justice advocates to explain the nuances of Atlanta's new law decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

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Learn before you burn: What to know about Atlanta’s new marijuana law

Hurricane Irma evacuees, Atlanta welcomes you with discounts and free deals

Written on tight deadline after Florida announced a mandatory evacuation for the oncoming Category 5 hurricane, this article received more than 35,000 pageviews as many shared it with their evacuee friends looking for discounts or free deals.

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Hurricane Irma evacuees, Atlanta welcomes you with discounts and free deals

Why so many Atlanta Braves rain delays? Science could explain.

After interviewing scientists who study about rainfall patterns around Atlanta, I condensed science-heavy research into layman's terms to offer an intriguing insight as to why storms around the city might be more predictable than previously thought.

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Why so many Atlanta Braves rain delays? Science could explain.

A giant stainless steel falcon is rising up in front of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get an early look and interview the artist behind the incredible falcon positioned outside the (at the time) new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s the largest free-standing bird sculpture in the world.

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A giant stainless steel falcon is rising up in front of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Finally, Georgia can grow medical marijuana. Here’s what you need to know.

Continuing my marijuana beat for the magazine, I broke down the legalese and explained the small details of Georgia's new law that would allow the state to grow cannabis and sell low-TCH oil.

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Finally, Georgia can grow medical marijuana. Here’s what you need to know.

Atlanta bought an Overwatch eSports team. Here’s why you should care.

My true nerd came out in this story: a compelling insight on why eSports is one of the fastest-growing industries in Atlanta—and it's not something to ignore.

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Atlanta bought an Overwatch eSports team. Here’s why you should care.

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