Full-Stack Developer

Highly motivated and versatile full-stack developer and technical writer who is passionate about writing clean, efficient code and maintaining modern standards and security.

Technical Skills

  • Languages - JavaScript (ES6+), PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Bash
  • Concepts - RESTful API Design/Integration, MVC Architecture, CI/CD, Agile, ADA Compliance
  • Tools/Environment - Node.js, Git, Webpack, Jenkins, Chrome DevTools, Jira, AWS, CLI, Sass
  • Frameworks/Libraries - React, jQuery, Semantic UI, Material, Bootstrap, Jest
  • Data - SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL) GraphQL, JSON
  • Testing - Unit, integration, and end-to-end testing

Experience

Front End Software Engineer

Dais Technology, Inc - 2018 - Present | Chicago, IL

  • Developed software for insurance companies in React with custom backend APIs
  • Created an internal user management system for organization admins
  • Worked with design team to create beautiful user interfaces and intuitive user experiences

Technical Writer - JavaScript

DigitalOcean - 2017 - 2019 | Remote

  • Wrote the Understanding the DOM tutorial series, covering how to manipulate and traverse the DOM
  • Wrote the How to Code in JavaScript tutorial series, covering fundamentals, syntax, and concepts
  • Shaped the curriculum of JavaScript content by collaborating with the in-house team

Web Developer

RateYourSeats.com - 2018 | Chicago, IL

  • Integrated Amazon SES and S3 for efficient object storage and secure email sending
  • Designed an API for the company to be able to access data across the platform
  • Integrated Git version control into the platform to track, manage, and simplify changes

Web Developer/Designer

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. - 2015 - 2017 | Chicago, IL

  • Developed, designed, and maintained custom, responsive websites
  • Took ownership of Amazon Web Services infrastructure and Linux system administration
  • Established company conventions/standards and documented development processes
  • Designed and developed 15+ restaurant websites, such as Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Shaw’s Crab House, Krispy Kreme PNW, Tokio Pub, Beatrix, M Burger, and Stripburger

Open Source Projects

Speaking

An Introduction to React

JavaScript Chicago - 2019 | Chicago, IL

Developing a WordPress Theme From Scratch

WordCamp Chicago - 2017 | Chicago, IL

Education

B.A. in Professional Studies

Robert Morris University - 2007 - 2010 | Chicago, IL

Accomplishments

  • Getting Started With React article featured in official React documentation as React For Beginners. Source
  • Interviewed in the Egghead.io Podcast in Switching Careers and Learning in Public with Joel Hooks. Source
  • Wrote published articles for DigitalOcean, Envato Tuts+, SitePoint, LogRocket, Codrops, and Progress. Source