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Ryan J. Yost

Hi, I'm Ryan. I live and work in Chicago as a Front End Engineer. I'm always building side projects and write JavaScript-related tutorials that help folks build things, too.

About Me

I started working at a financial advisory firm in Chicago right after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2015 with majors in Economics and German.

Not long after, I began to build a Wordpress site to share and discuss interesting articles, books and podcasts with my virtual book club. I became absolutely enthralled with customizing the design, implementing knew functionality and simply building something from nothing.

Over the next year and a half, I spent my mornings, nights and weekends learning and coding as much as I could. I built a portfolio of fun and challenging projects to gain practical, technical experience. I also became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERβ„’ professional during that time.

I landed my first developer job in early 2018 at an IT company and have been loving it ever since.

Things I've written

Redux-Saga tutorial for beginners and dog lovers

Build a simple app that fetches dog images using React, Redux & Redux-Saga

published on Hacker Noon

How to build fully responsive React apps with nothing but inline styles and JavaScript

A tutorial for devs sick of chaotic stylesheets and media queries.

published on codeburst
Click to read more of my writing β†’

Things I've built

Movie Medium

A game integrated with Slack where you predict the Rotten Tomatoes scores of upcoming movies against coworkers.

DepChecker

Audit your project's NPM dependencies and export the report as a CSV file.

React Simple Storage

Simple component and helper functions for using web storage with React.

Newsbie

Navigate, analyze and understand the news media. (Using data from News Sites Scraper project)

The Daily Gray

A web application that offers a better way to consume political news and opinions.

News Sites Scraper

A Node.js program that screenshots and scrapes links from dozens of news sites. It uploads the images to a CDN and saves the scraped data and CDN response to a MongoDB database.

First Job Finance

Tools and checklists to help adults-in-progress stress less about their personal finances.

DOM Events Playground

A site for learning and playing around with DOM events

Skills and familiar tech

Front End

JavaScript
React
Redux
React Native
Bootstrap
HTML5
CSS3
Responsive Design
jQuery
Sass/SCSS
webpack
Babel
UI/UX

Back End

Node.js
MongoDB
Express
Puppeteer
Hapi.js
Mongoose

Testing

Cypress
Mocha
Chai

Everything else

REST API
Git
ES6 / ES7
Technical Writing
Agile/SCRUM
AWS
Async/Await