On a Quest
to understand
the knowledege deep
in every man
One needn't know
the reasons why
but to achieve
one must try

I like to create things with technology.

Professionally, I'm a Network Engineer having achieved 20+ technical certifications over the years with a focus on Cisco Systems® technologies.

I've designed and installed networks for many different clients including private companies, Fortune 500® companies, U.S. Government, non-profits,
private estates and even yachts.

Currently, I have an active CCNP/CCDP. I also enjoy web development and AI/ML. I maintain a few different websites, the main one being TrailSix.com

On the side I like to create websites and explore Artificial Intelligence with a focus on Natural Language Processing.
My latest project, The Intent Engine, is focused on teaching machines to learn like we as humans do.

Take a look at my favorite projects below, read more details in my blog and connect with me on social media @joe_barger


TrailSix Places

Get it on Google Play!
TrailSix Places is a free Android app that finds places near you using the Google Places search API. Great for travelers AND locals! Search for any type of place: restaurants, bars, parking, etc. Or enter a custom search string such as a street address. View the map and navigate.

Card Counter

Get it on Google Play!
Card Counter is an exciting game based on real Blackjack card counting techniques. Become more proficient at counting cards. Select the number of decks, set the deal speed and try to keep the correct count. It's a great way to pass the time on your flight to Vegas!


Projects in CSS, HTML, Javascript, Perl, PHP, Python, and more...

  • Money Line Odds Calculator

    Money line odds calculator. Convert amount wagered and odds (positive or negative) to give a total.
    Try it!

  • Sports OverUnder Pace Calculator

    This is a great tool for those who bet the over/under. Use this calculator during the game to judge the pace of play and see if the outcome will be greater or less than the over/under line.
    Try it!

  • Golf Handicap Calculator

    With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be. Use it for yourself or your entire club. Built in Excel, it's simple to use it on your PC or upload it to your Google account and share it with club members.
    View sample pdf


BreakingOdds (2008)

Computer calculated odds on sporting events

Golf (2009)

Track your golf game, rounds and handicap

eConfigs (2010)

Cisco CCNA certification preparation

Smartphone Simulator (2011)

See how your website displays on a smartphone

PostToSelf (2012)

Set and send personal reminders to yourself

DrumVillian (2013)

Build your own drum kit with an Arduino board

BackBrief (2014)

Capturing the top news story every hour

BackCampus (2015)

Hashtag based discussion topics around campus

Coming Soon!

YiiYumBoot (2016)

Yii template with bootstrap & YUM already configured

AutomatedCode (2017)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Articles

ipfiddle (2018)

Share your configurations

TickerPrice (2019)

Financial Literacy


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

My Dream Yacht
The San Lorenzo SD126


Talk to me @joe_barger