Analytical developer with an eye for design and a love of research. In addition to programming I enjoy chatting about movies, making my kids laugh and learning about systems of all kinds.
Mobile app I built using React Native. Uses QR scanning to look up grocery store items in my online database. Users are able to enter their dietary restrictions and get immediate YES/NO feedback. It was my first time working with React Native and I enjoyed every minute of it. The tech stack included Redux, Node, Express, PostgreSQL and AWS.
Puzzle game with scrambled images of Shiba Inus. When we found an API whose sole output was cute doge photos, the only question was how to implement it. Turned out to be a lot more work than we thought! My most rewarding moment came when I solved the challenge of breaking up the requested image into nine trackable pieces. Also enjoyed utilizing jQuery and CSS variables.
Silver Twilight Club
Text-based multiplayer game set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft. We spent hours whiteboarding the architecture and it really paid off. The final game has a complex database which talks to both our API server and another backend program we christened Carl Sanford. Carl handles all the "dice rolls" for each turn of the game. Another highlight included building a login/signup process from scratch.