Projects About

Joseph Schiarizzi


My Town Hall

Winner at HopHacks Fall 2016 (at Johns Hopkins University)

Most people don’t follow their local legislature, and may not realise how much local laws affect them directly. In the state of Maryland, on October First 2016, 35 new laws went into effect but chances are most residents aren’t aware of this. My Town Hall is an android app which allows users to passively track when local laws come into effect in their area. Users simply insert their Zip Code and the app allows them to view categories of laws that affect them personally.

Along with this project I also created a public facing API hosted on Amazon’s AWS with a Flask server. The API allowed access to json files with information on law summaries, the date they go into effect, and where they affect. This API was created for demonstration purposes and is no longer being hosted. If this is a particular interest of yours please contact me for more info.


Winner of Cipher Tech’s Best Digital Forensics Related Hack at Bitcamp 2016.

Why should we use simple plain text to encrypt messages when we can combine amplitudes, frequencies, and wavelength of sound waves. This open source project, created at Bit Camp 2016, lets you add secret encrypted messages to .WAV files and share. Add a secure secret message to the background of your favorite song, send it to your friend, and they can decrypt it with your shared key!


BusiScan is an android application that allows users to take pictures of business cards to instantly add all information on it to their contacts in their phone. The android side was developed by my friend Amitav Khandel, an amazing developer. The project utilizes HP’s Idol onDemand API to convert from pictures to text and included a backend to allow business owners to check where their cards are being scanned.


This project utilizes the Twitter4J library, which brings the twitter API to java. Twitter4M, built during HoyaHacks 2016, brings twitter to minecraft in a simple bukkit plugin. Simply drag the .jar file into the plugin folder, restart the server, and you can now tweet to a single twitter account from inside your minecraft server. A working public version of this has not being released for security issues. The plugin must have access to the secret keys associated with a user’s account, and since I don’t want anyone to be able to tweet to my twitter account from their minecraft server I have chosen to keep it private.

If you have a specific interest in this plugin feel free to contact me.


Sanabit is a program that allows doctors and people going through physical therapy (PT) to monitor and track their progress. This program was inspired by my friend Ali, who has struggled with ankle problems for years, needing PT daily to be able to walk at all. After doing PT daily for years it is hard to see any progress being made. This led to depression for my friend and something I hoped to solve with a great group of coders at HopHacks 2015. By reprogramming the Myo armband to work on ankles we were able to accurately measure a patients progress in many common PT exercises.

My name is Joseph Schiarizzi. I like to hack stuff and try out new technology. Twitter and Github are great ways to keep up with me!