I started my career in journalism. As newspapers began focusing more and more on digital products, my interest in technology grew. Most recently, I served as Digital Content Editor for a business publication. I decided to officially make a career switch and attend The Iron Yard Academy in summer 2013, an intensive, 13-week coding school. There, I learned the ins and outs of front-end engineering. I'm currently looking for an exciting opportunity to continue developing my skills. I'm willing to relocate for the right position.
I'm most proud of my final project, a social application that allows users to share or search for local food and produce stands. It was built using Backbone.js and Parse as the back-end. Check it out on GitHub.
I can mark up any website design, pixel-perfect. I also can create responsive sites and have experience with cross-browser compatibility.
I used Parse as a back-end for most of my projects. I've touched the surface of mongoDB.
Projects at The Iron Yard Academy were required to be fully unit tested.
Before becoming a front-end developer, I worked for several publications as a reporter, writer and editor. I have experience working in deadline-driven environments that require accuracy, a keen sense for detail and strong communication skills.
November 2011 to August 2013
July 2010 to November 2011
February 2009 to July 2010
August 2013 to November 2013
The Iron Yard Academy is an intensive, 13-week front-end engineering program in Greenville, S.C., taught by developer-pro Mason Stewart.
August 2006 to December 2009
I earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. I graduated with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.