I enjoy web development/general front-end development because I like to be able to optimize the experience for a consumer. I feel that the key to gaining and maintaining customers for a service lies in a high-quality user interface.
I've recently been getting more and more into typography. As a practice project and design exercise, I developed RightType: a webpage to allow users to test different combinations of typefaces and colors. All typefaces found on this site are free and usable through Google Fonts or other online typography resources.
Responsive design is the concept that websites should adjust and adapt based on the size of the device they are displayed on. In the mid-Summer of 2017, I wanted to make an instructional website to teach this idea. I wrote a simple website that explains the basics of responsive web design in the style of one of my go-to Git references.
In my Object-Oriented Programming class, a classmate and I were responsible for constructing and implementing a music editor in Java as our final project. The editor is able to read from text files to contruct songs (using the builder pattern) and has a variety of standard music features such as scrub control. The design also includes a playable piano that can add notes. This project was used to test our knowledge and understanding of a variety of OOP design patterns. It utilizes the Java Swing graphics library for the user interface.
At the start of 2017, I took an introductory all-day workshop on the basics of web design through Northeastern University's Women in Tech Club. The workshop explained the basics of HTML and CSS syntax as well the basics of using Bootstrap. During the few weeks after the course, I had my first website up and running. It relied mostly on my small knowledge of Bootstrap and was very rough around the edges. Since then, I have taken off the useful training wheels of Bootstrap and moved on to the beautiful world of Flexbox.
July 2017 - Present
At iCorps Technologies, I am responsible for supplying remote and on-site technical support and technical consulting for over 500 client companies to help them meet the needs for their business. The position also requires me to manage various data backup and cloud migration services for these same clients.
October 2015 - Present
At Snell Library, I am responsible for shipping our books to other libraries and schools so that their users can get resources not regularly accessible to them. Additionally, I'm responsible for navigating a database of electronic articles to find resources that need to be sent via the RapidILL sharing system.
June 2016 - September 2016
At Liberty Moving, I directed various work crews to assist the process of refurbishing the dormitories of Stony Brook University. The work varied from large moves (filling a building with furniture) to small maintenance tasks (replacing a broken refrigerator in an occupied residence). I also took part in teaching new employees proper lifting technique to ensure saftey in the workplace.
July 2014 - September 2015
At Saint Thomas More, I was responsible for collecting and processing the weekly donations that came to the church. I utilized church database software to keep track of parish income. In addition, I was responsible for responding to incoming phone calls.