I am a self-taught developer looking to improve my skills by actively contributing to a passionate product team. I am detail-oriented and goal-driven, and I focus on supporting my team with good agile behaviors.
|Frameworks||Rails, JQuery, Foundation|
|Tools||Git (and Github), Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, Clubhouse|
|DevOps||Travis CI, Jenkins CI, Dokku, Codeship CI, Vagrant, borg, rsync.net, Apache, Nginx, *Nix server administration (mostly Debian/Ubuntu, some RHEL/CentOS)|
|Testing||TDD, Minitest, (working on RSpec)|
|Soft skills||Agile experience, personable and friendly, curiosity, self-motivated|
|s301||A Rails based URL shortener. It maintains all redirects in Postgres, but rather than making users wait for DB lookups before redirect, publishes all shortened URLs to S3 (ideally more services to be added later), and invalidates the service’s CloudFront cache.|
|Speakerline||An open-source Rails app that tracks speaker submissions and results for conferences and events, to help new speakers see what kind of proposals tend to be accepted at which events and help guide their first submissions.|
I write on my own blog here, as well as contribute to the University of Bath’s Digital team blog
Work with development team to build and maintain our Rails-based CMS applications; updating and upgrading our infrastructure; learning or becoming more familiar with other languages to maintain and sunset older and legacy applications.
Providing first-line support to internal and external web users at the University; assisting the development team with agile workflow and smaller Ruby development tasks. Prototyping tools in Rails.
Provide training and support to Specialist team in store; drive sales on frontline with both consumer and B2B customers.
Develop close relationships with new and existing customers; provide in depth advice based on specific technical needs; support customers with MDM rollout preparation.
Drive sales in store by building credibility and relationships with customers quickly; making reliable recommendations to people who may be unfamiliar with technology.
Final GPA of ~98%; rough equivalent of UK high Upper Second (conversion source: Fullbright Commission).
No grading; resulted in presentation of a fully devised piece of physical theatre in the style of black and white comedy cinema.
Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science course; partially completed to get foundation in modern computer languages. Strong focus on coding in C.
0 to Sinatra for learning Ruby. Focus on learning how to learn–using the docs, Stack Overflow, etc.
Foundation in Rails and MVC model, testing with Minitest, and connecting Rails to databases.
|Degree:||BA History of Religion, Wesleyan University|
|Citizenship:||Natural-born US citizen, naturalized UK citizen|
|Languages spoken:||English (native language), Spanish (conversational fluency), some Russian|
|Ethnicity:||White - other (Californian)|
|Legal or criminal judgements, etc:||None|