I'm a big nerd - I like Star trek, board games, and comics but my real passion is tech and development. I love how you can build products and solutions that can help people and causes. Build things that can have real actionable impacts in everyday life. Innovate on ideas that can take off and create whole ecosystems around it.
I've always had a designer or guidelines for my projects, but I've always found myself a little lost when it comes to making designs and user interfaces. I want to be more of a designer and be able to be a self suffient web developer.
I've picked up a load of languages, frameworks, and libraries and most of it was due to my job needing to something quickly. I have the proven ability to pick things up in a matter of a few short weeks and be able to hit the ground running. I enjoy picking up new languages and all because anything I've learned as made my skills with everything else stronger and helped me create more effective and efficient code. It helps me understand other's development styles they use when I have to read and modify their code.
I am constantly thinking "Is this the right way to do this?" and I mean that in a way that I think with how technology has changed and evolved over the years, there may new ways of doing things that can make whatever I'm doing more efficient and secure. I want to make sure what I build gets built correctly and in a manner that'll stand the test of time, but that is also aligned with the project/client/job/budget at hand.
Whenever I start coding, I write a lot. Notes about how things should be, shouldn't be, thought streams, literally anything that comes up so I can document any future questions that might arise again. I always try to keep a notebook handy at all times for any possible tasks or questions that might come up unexpectedly. I do all of this because I know how limited my mind can be at retaining such information but also to pass on to the next developer or manager in the off chance they need explanations or answers to things I've already worked out.
November 2017 - present
July 2017 - November 2017
I rigorously test other Informatica Developers' mappings and workflows using hand written SQL scripts to make sure they followed the technical specifications as the client specified. I also learned Informatica to create and run my own ETL mappings and workflows that complied with the technical specifications given by the client.
May 2017 - July 2017
I created small WinForms programs in C# and .NET to both A) scrape data from certain word documents and compile into a single Excel Spreadsheet and B) pull certain word and pdf documents from a shared drive. Both were part of a data migration effort and for internal use only.
June 2015 - May 2017
April 2014 - June 2015
June 2013 – March 2014
Small tech startup firm that worked on anything that a client wanted. Worked on standard marking websites to Ruby on Rails apps. For marketing sites, I used Wordpress and ExpressionEngine for client backend content management and Foundation and/or made custom CSS for front-end development.
Feburary 2012 - June 2013
An agriculture solutions contractor for developing countries that brought me on to work on some in-house projects. Worked with standard ASP.NET stack utilizing primarily C# and where I picked up most of my working web development experience. Worked on an internal CRM web app, a document repository system, and other miscellanious solo projects for the company. I also helped doing IT help desk tasks like fixing laptops/desktops, printer issues, etc.
Sept 2009 - Dec 2011
Majored in Information Systems, which is a program that is based around the whole ecosphere that comprises
IT. Took programming to economic courses, even a few business ones too. It prepares students to do anything
from development to network administration to project management.
I also minored in Computer Science because my true love in IT is programming.
Small project to solve the simple question of the streaming age: "What do you want to watch?" A quick little app to pull up a randomly generated movie.
Since the development of this project, which had plans for more features, the developers of the api that I used have chosen to start charging for it's usage that far exceeds my budget and thus killed this project until I can find a suitable replacement api.
My buddies and I go out to cons to get our comic books signed but the whole ordeal is a mess, from trying to carry exactly what we need, to knowing who cancelled last minute, to ordering who we want to meet on the convention floor. My web app scrapes comic-con sites, aggrigate who is going/who is no longer going, and allows users to mark which guests that they want to see.
My parents recently renovated a house to be used as an airbnb. They wanted a website that could be easily shared around outside of the airbnb site. I designed and developed the whole site using Foundation so it would be responsive and work well on mobile. I also suggested adding in a second page, What's around, for the potential guests to know what are some local places to go to eat or parks to visit. For usability, I also made sure that all phone numbers are tappable so pulling it up on your phone, which most people are likely to do, you can quickly make calls.
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