helping people think and work creatively is one of the things I do best




My experience includes collaboratively creating and developing ideas, products and applications for entertainment, education, health care, and online information management.

Creative collaboration with others has been an important part of my life since my twenties.
It's work I love doing.


NBA Courtside Live Project
Client: National Basketball Association, Secaucus, NJ

The team at Future Pastimes did a terrific job framing, designing, and delivering’s online application, ‘Courtside Live.’ This is a Flash application that is viewed by tens of thousands of basketball fans the world over every night of the season. — Mark Sutton Smith, CTO NBA

Courtside Live Application

     Bill Eberle designed the data streams used by the NBA to package live information feeds for all live games. Multiple information packets were loaded and parsed by the NBA Courtside Live Flash application every 30 seconds. Bill also designed and created all Actionscript objects and methods and programmed all data processing and code based display functionality for the NBA Courtside Live application.

     The free Courtside Live application ran from for 3 + years for all NBA and WNBA games (data collected live during game playtime was sent to NBA databases, packaged and made available to be read by the Flash application to show live game and player statistics in 3 panels with 15 sortable box score columns showing live player stats, a live commentary feed page, a dynamic player efficiency page based on a special efficiency formula created by the NBA, and a live video panel) – “it was an amazing information application.”

     A similar, simpler, dynamic information Flash application which was created by Bill is the Cosmic Encounter® Leaderboard which showed Cosmic Encounter player (and alien) ranking for any year, month, or day since the game launched in May of 2003, controlled by intelligent objects “talking” to Perl scripts (which were “talking” to the Cosmic database).