Some of you might recall my last open source project – SlickQuiz. Well, I’m at it again. I’ve recently released my second open source project – grandomizr, through my company Quicken Loans.

Quicken Loans launched an open source initiative just a few months ago which has been steadily picking up steam. I get bragging rights since I’m the first one in the IT Team to launch multiple open source projects!

Checkout the Demo

Grandomizr is a jQuery plugin that allows you to randomly generate a number of groups from a list of items. The idea came about while I was working with a new team of people and in order to maximize creativity we wanted to make sure everyone was regularly working with different groups.

This tool allows me to set up a list of everyone on the team, select the number of groups to form, and randomly sort the team into those groups. Check out the demo featuring a list of celebrities.

Grandomizr is currently available for download on github. I do have a few ideas for improvements – alternate methods of inputting the list of items, the ability to remove items from the list, alternate methods of displaying the list of groups, etc.

If you have any ideas or feedback, I’d love to see your comments – either on this post or on github.