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As a software developer, I strive to make creative tools and solutions. My primary skill-sets are server-side web development in Ruby on Rails and responsive front-end web page construction through modular CSS. I am a fast learner who enjoys new challenges and I hope to expand my familiarity with modern front-end frameworks.
I believe in accessibility, progressive enhancement, test driven development, and clear, expressive documentation. I believe in working with my team to solve problems and learning from them.
Education & Background
March 2017 - Present
Senior full stack rails developer at Roostify, a digital mortgage platform, working on client-configurable infrastructure. I led a redesign of the email configuration system for white label branding and helped bring the application UI up to WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
As a team lead on a critical project that fundamentally extended our application’s capabilities, I ensured that my team’s technical requirements were effectively communicated to others. I re-architected one of our core systems to scale with a new data model, allowing our system to work with a dynamic range of users.
Builder Code Works
April 2016 - March 2017
Front end and rails developer contracting with Builder Code Works, a Pittsburgh web development consultancy. I worked with a small team to create business, educational, and artistic web applications in Rails and React.
- Texas A&M - designed the data store for and built a React application for teachers to interact with an online tutoring system.
- The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - designed an intuitive form to interact with installation art, focusing on teaching children about HTTP requests.
- ViaHero - created an accessible multi-step wizard to help travelers hire tour guides.
- Code & Supply - architected a membership system and integrated it with Stripe to support a local community workspace.
September 2010 - May 2013
Rails developer at Webkite, a faceted search platform for product comparison. While there I was responsible for establishing an acceptance test suite, upgrading major Rails versions, and mentoring team members to bring them up to speed with the codebase and best practices. I also created new facets in the architecture, maintained a product import service, and collaborated remotely with designers to implement the application’s user interface.
March 2010 - September 2010
Tech consultant for Zeta Labs, an independent design team, where I built websites for small businesses and non-profit organizations. The primary focus of my work was maintaining client sites and developing Wordpress plugins and themes. Clients include: Talking Tree Creative, Deja Blake, Dr. David McDowell, HealthCorps, Baum Youth Forum, Urban Wellness, and Society for Martial Arts Instruction.
University of Pittsburgh
August 2005 - December 2009
BS in Computer Engineering
|Frameworks||Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, React, Vue|
|Libraries||Devise, Stripe, jQuery, HAML, SASS, Bootstrap|
|Testing||Rspec, Cucumber, Capybara|
I believe that venturing out into other fields is not only good for one's health but that it is also essential for personal growth. In addition to web programming, I have also:
- participated in open source game jams (Ascii Ascii Revolution, VimCity, Glitch Ghost, OCTOVORE, Nepeta Cataria, Skyward)
- drawn comics (zerglings as cats)
- gave a talk at Abstractions on video game hacking
- modded video games (Specorgi, Spelunky Inventory and Radar)
- performed with Steel Town Fire
- taught fire prop manipulation classes at Wildfire Retreat
- been an active member of Pittsburgh's tech community through Code and Supply