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Résumé

I have a background in fine arts. I painted murals to pay my bills before graduate school. I dabbled in advertising for a tiny bit. I taught graphic design to Interior Architecture students. I learned to program accidentally. While I was working on the design for a small e-commerce website, the real programmer got upset, took his server, and went home. I cracked open a book and helped pick up the pieces.

Currently, I am a full stack developer supporting a very busy website written in ASP.Net MVC and AngularJS, and hosted on Amazon Web Services. Previously I was working with a team to design and develop a suite a of RESTful micro-services written in Java. I have deep experience supporting complex HTML5 web applications. In the past I worked on web sites and applications build on the LAMP stack).

I’m a decent cook. I know a thing or two about cocktails. I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Skills and experience

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Team work

I’ve worked on Agile (Scrum) teams for several years. I’ve recently completed Scrum Master training. I’ve worked as a tech lead and team lead. I get along well with creatives and other normal humans.

Technical

I have very advanced skills in front-end web technologies like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. I’ve used both Sass and Less CSS processors, with a slight preference towards Less. I like to use NodeJS as a front-end build tool using Gulp or Grunt, and Browserify. I know my way around popular JavaScript libraries like jQuery, Angular, and React. I begrudgingly respect TypeScript and Babel but have no patience for CoffeeScript.

I am skilled at programming with Object Oriented design patterns in languages like Java, C#, JavaScript, and even PHP.

I am familiar with a variety of databases, both SQL and document-based / No-SQL.

I am no systems administrator but I have grep’ed in my time.

The bullet points

I have expertise in:

  • Many flavors of JavaScript / EcmasScript including NodeJS
  • HTML5 + CSS / Less / Sass
  • JSON / XML
  • Test Driven Development

I have proficiency with:

  • Front-end build tools like GulpJS, GruntJS, Browserify
  • JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS and ReactJS
  • C#
  • Java 7+
  • PHP
  • Micro-service architecture
  • Amazon Web Services

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro — Master of Fine Arts, 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte — Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1996