Welcome to teamWeather – a true dedication to meteorology and technology. This web site started in the early 2000s to provide weather information for a local Philadelphia suburb known as Perkasie and is under active development by myself, Christopher Zenzel. In the early 2000s my grandfather installed a fully working weather station that interfaced with my computers at home. While he setup and gave me a fully working weather station I built a simple web site hosted on a very simple server at the house to provide weather information from my data in addition to data from the National Weather Service.
While I was working on my web site I was also actively studying meteorology in middle school. I went to a middle school that worked with the local television stations and had a WeatherBug weather station on site. During this time I was asked often to update their systems or watch them because the teachers and councilors knew how interested in weather I was.
Nobody knew why I was so interested in weather and technology (computer programming). In 2013 I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with High Functioning Asperger’s when my Mom found out she had cancer. It has actually been a rough patch since my Mom was diagnosed. My family lost their jobs, including myself, and after the day-to-day bullying in school one of my former co-workers posed as a Walt Disney World Cast Member and bullied me online to the point of attempted suicide.
It has been a rough road but I am happy to announce that today – May 14th, 2017 – I will be rebuilding teamWeather from the ground up starting with its web site. The web site has now been ported back to the WordPress and Jekyll Content Management platform. I will be building modules to show weather data directly from my new Acu-Rite weather stations, temperature sensors, and other sensors I have around the house.
The next step is that I will be working on some new and exciting applications for the Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Universal Windows Platforms.
It is going to continue to be a rough road, but it is time to start building on recovery. Let’s start teamWeather back on the right road together. You can help out by applying to be a beta tester or participate in other projects on my site!
I promise to answer feedback as quickly as possible, but right now I am also focused on my job search and treatment to restore the damage of my former co-worker.
Before I go forward lets end with a quote – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney. Thank you everyone for visiting my web site and your continued support!