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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.
|Frameworks||Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, ReactJS|
|Libraries||Devise, Stripe, jQuery, Axios, HAML, SASS, Bootstrap|
|Testing||Rspec, Cucumber, Capybara|
Education & Background
Builder Code Works, Consultant
April 2016 - Present
Contracted with Builder Code Works to create business, educational, and artistic web applications in Rails and React. Also responsible for front-end development with a focus on accessibility. Worked with both Bootstrap and creating custom modular CSS. Clients include: ViaHero, Texas A&M, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Abstractions.
Webkite, Rails Developer
September 2010 - May 2013
Rails Developer working with MySQL, Redis and Rails. Responsible for establishing an acceptance test suite, upgrading Rails versions, mentoring team members to bring them up to speed with the codebase and best practices, and redesigning core site functionality.
Zeta Labs, Consultant
March 2010 - September 2010
Pitt Visualization Research Lab, Researcher
June 2009 - September 2009
Explored several volume rendering packages including ImageVis3D and AFNI to create three dimensional images from brain scans. Experimented with Motif and Open Inventor for data visualization. Created basic interface for rendering multiple data sets simultaneously with VTK.
Ansaldo STS USA, Software Intern Co-op
May 2007 - December 2008
Developed and performed tests for train scheduling optimization software in a distributed computing environment. Configured region boundaries and generated layouts for railway networks.
University of Pittsburgh
August 2005 - December 2009
BS in Computer Engineering
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 fire dancing and eating with Steel Town Fire
- taught fire dancing classes at retreats
- been an active member of Pittsburgh's tech community through Code and Supply