A current list of my active projects.
Interactive Maps for HITMAN™ 2
Interactive Maps for HITMAN™ 2 is a website I built for looking up various items. Each location and each mission in HITMAN™ 2 has a large amount of various items, as well as various pieces of intel. Finding a specific item can be difficult, which is where this website comes in. Users can simply search for an item using the search box, and the item they are looking for is clearly indicated on-screen. All of these items are added manually by myself and various members of the HITMAN™ 2 community; without them this site would be nowhere near as complete as it is today.
Mods for HESK
Mods for HESK is a compilation of various modifications, as well as a fresh new user interface for the popular, free helpdesk software HESK. I originally started this project to update the look and feel of HESK, as it used tables for layouts and was not reponsive in any way. However, using Bootstrap, along with jQuery and other libraries, I created the new interface. Upon receiving several comments and thank-you's from other users of HESK, I went ahead and created several new features that have improved upon HESK's original functionality (I'm sparing the list of features from this page as they are all available on Mods for HESK's official website.
Mobile Route Advisor for ETS2 / ATS
The "Mobile Route Advisor" for Euro Truck Simulator 2 ("ETS2") is a skin for the ETS2 Telemetry Web Server. For those who have never played ETS2 before, there is a HUD in the bottom-right (or bottom-left for some users) that displays your current location on a map (similar to a GPS), information about your current job (such as income, destination), as well as damage information (i.e. truck damage and trailer damage). I created a skin, using the JSON returned from the Telemetry Web Server to mimic the Route Advisor on a mobile device, freeing up that portion of the screen. It's a small project; however many people are enjoying the benefits it provides.
I'm Mike Koch, a software developer and IT Consultant from the Cleveland, Ohio area, and I'm currently working as a Web Developer, primarily in Java and C#.
Whenever I'm not busy with work, you can find me at the golf course enjoying a round of 9 (and sometimes 18) holes, biking in the metroparks, at an Indians game, or behind the monitor working on my next side project, which will eventually show up in my portfolio. I may also be enjoying a game, which you can find out which one I'm playing via my Steam profile.