About Me

Over the course of my 10 years in hospitality helping create amazing experiences for people, I discovered web development. After getting involved and becoming a co-organizer of the Free Code Camp Nashville user group I knew it was time to make a career change. My wife and I decided to accelerate the career change process and I chose Flatiron School’s Full Stack Web Developer Program for multiple reasons. I’ve developed skills in SQL, Ruby on Rails and extended my JavaScript knowledge into React with Redux. I got my start as a Front-end Developer at Rezli mainly writing new and updating old React components. Rezli being an early stage startup ended up folding and I have continued my career at Equinox Information Systems as a member of the Quality Assurance team. I'm part of a small team that is implementing automated testing with Java in a greenfield testing environment. I'm looking for a dynamic company that will provide me with a solid environment to make contributions as well as challenge me to grow daily.

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Experience

Equinox Information Systems

Quality Assurance Engineer

I perform manual and automated testing of the proprietary software solutions created for over 90 different customers with unique setups and requirements. I teach and coach the team on general development practices as they pertain to writing automation tests. In addition, I communicate directly with customers and provide customer support when needed.

Equinox Information Systems

Rezli

Front-end Engineer

As a key contributor to the front end team, I was making meaningful code contributions by day 2. Rezli is an app that was changing from a pure Ruby on Rails app with Slim views to a fully React front end. I spent the majority of my time taking views that were written in Slim and converting them to React components. In addition, I did code reviews for my peers. We utilized Reflux for unidirectional data flow within our app. Working in an agile environment I spearheaded organizing the remainder of our "Reactification" of our front end into a JIRA Epic with associated tasks attached. This allowed the team to actively work on and know where we were in the process.

Rezli

WeWork

Assistant Section Lead

Running weekly study groups for current Flatiron School Full Stack Web Developer Program students. Utilizing Zoom for video chat and screen sharing in addition to Slack when needed to interact with students during study groups. Ensuring comprehension of the subject matter and helping students work through their stumbling blocks. Use the Socratic method to help students debug issues when working through curriculum either through chat or 1 on 1 screen sharing. Submit pull requests to fix errors in instructions, tests & support documentation. Create JIRA issues when necessary.

WeWork

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Projects

Foodie View

Foodie View is an app that lets you comment on places around you. I built a Rails API back-end that served up a JSON object of places pulled from Yelp. The API uses PostgreSQL for the database. I built a front-end using React with Redux.

GitHub | Demo

My Favorite Eats

My Favorite Eats allows you to keep a record of your favorite items (food & beverage) at any place you choose. Built using Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL handling the database. OAuth registration and login are enabled via Facebook through the use of the Devise gem. In addition, I performed a partial refactor implementing some features utilizing jQuery. This version can be found in the jquery-frontend branch on GitHub.

GitHub | Demo

Your Neighbors

Your Neighbors is a Sinatra app that will allow you to keep track of who your neighbors are. This will come in handy especially when moving to a new neighborhood as I had when writing this app.

GitHub | Demo

Your Local Weather

An app that uses your IP address to fetch your current weather from the Weather Underground API. This is then rendered without a page refresh. This was accomplished with HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

Demo

Random Business Quotes

An app that displays random quotes related to business on demand. Also, allows the user to tweet the current quote with the click of a button. I used HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for this app.

Demo

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Technologies

Through my instruction at Flatiron School and my own self-teaching I continue to learn:

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