Resume and CV

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Statement

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.

Skills

Languages Ruby, HTML, CSS, basic Javascript
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

Projects I work on and contribute to

Just a sample–the full list is on my projects page
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.

Community

I write on my own blog here, as well as contribute to the University of Bath’s Digital team blog

I have done lightning talks on Prototyping with Dokku, Learning by wanting to look cool, HTTPS and Asymmetric Encryption, and using code to cope with depression.


CV

Employment

University of Bath

Junior Developer: November 2017 - present

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.

Digital Supporter: September 2016 - November 2017

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.

Apple Retail UK

Expert, Bath Southgate: May 2016 - September 2016

Provide training and support to Specialist team in store; drive sales on frontline with both consumer and B2B customers.

Business Specialist, Covent Garden: September 2015 - May 2016

Develop close relationships with new and existing customers; provide in depth advice based on specific technical needs; support customers with MDM rollout preparation.

Specialist, Covent Garden: April 2014 - September 2015

Drive sales in store by building credibility and relationships with customers quickly; making reliable recommendations to people who may be unfamiliar with technology.


Education

Formal education

BA History of Religion, Wesleyan University

Final GPA of ~98%; rough equivalent of UK high Upper Second (conversion source: Fullbright Commission).

Certificate in Creating Theatre and Performance, London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA)

No grading; resulted in presentation of a fully devised piece of physical theatre in the style of black and white comedy cinema.

Self guided and other education

Front-end Web Development, General Assembly

Part time course focusing on HTML 5, CSS 3, and Javascript with JQuery.

CS50, EdX

Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science course; partially completed to get foundation in modern computer languages. Strong focus on coding in C.

Learn Ruby the Hard Way

0 to Sinatra for learning Ruby. Focus on learning how to learn–using the docs, Stack Overflow, etc.

The Rails Tutorial

Foundation in Rails and MVC model, testing with Minitest, and connecting Rails to databases.


Employability and demographic information

Another white dude with a college degree.
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
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White - other (Californian)
Disabilities: None
Legal or criminal judgements, etc: None

Competencies

Lominger derived
  • Attention to detail
  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Self development
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Composure
  • Technical learning
  • Organizational agility