Things I've built
Fully-featured boilerplate for single-page React applications. Comes with automated AWS resource provisioning and CI/CD configurations.
A game where you predict the Rotten Tomatoes scores of upcoming movies. Play with friends on GroupMe or coworkers in Slack (available in the Slack app marketplace).
Analyzes a project’s package.json file and generates a detailed report about the state of its npm dependencies.
Simple component and helper functions for using web storage with React.
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.
Tools and checklists to help adults-in-progress stress less about their personal finances.
Skills, concepts and familiar tech
Things I've written
Build a simple app that fetches dog images using React, Redux & Redux-Saga
And why you ought to.
A tutorial for devs sick of chaotic stylesheets and media queries.
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 obsessed with customizing the design, implementing new 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 PLANNER™ professional during that time.
I landed my first developer job in early 2018 at an IT company and have been loving it ever since.
Outside the 9 to 5
A lot of my free time is spent building side projects, playing with new tech and participating in the community by writing tutorials and attending the occasional meetup (gave my first talk in January of 2020!). I really love software development, so work and play are often mixed.
I also enjoy movies, staying active, good podcasts, taking improv classes, spending time with friends and going on at least one adventure a year. The most recent one was scuba diving in Grand Cayman, where I saw some sharks and a huge eel, swam through absolutely beautiful coral reefs and did my best not to get crushed by the boat in rough waters!