Things I Do!

Computer Related

  • markdown(obvi) - I write markdown to do all of my wordprocessing typically. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • HTML - I use it a lot, I try to use a hardened option before I use a stateful option. I do enjoy working with hugo and metalsmith for generation of static websites. I'm a firm believer that the static should be in place before the dynamic makes the change. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • CSS - Does anyone really know every thing there is to know about CSS? I love CSS, and I love the fact that it continually forces me to learn more every time I start a new project. The biggest attributes I've learned in the past year have been the concept of color theory and flexbox. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Javascript - I'm pretty good, I wish I was more of a master of it, Luis Montes & Blaine Bublitz trained me on it which are both pretty respectably skilled in the field. I've seen every level of JS from novice to top-end premium, and gosh....some people are just really good! I like to utilize ES6 at all chances, but I can work within vanilla just as easily. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Backend Node - Node is pretty rad, at the end of the day it's just javascript though and using it for any common frontend/backend pattern. I have worked with Hapi/Express on the backend. I am solid mid range backend developer for JS. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Frontend Node - Node on the frontend is a hot market right now. With any project it will take a certain amount of grokking to onboard. I'd like to think I onboard pretty quickly. I think React/Redux is pretty much the gold standard right now. I've done maintenance on flux based applications as well. I do enjoy them quite a bit 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Pre-Processing - Working for one of the core devs on gulp, this was actually one skill I picked up very early into the whole process of learning Node development. Things like webpack, and the process of hitting autoprefixer and several other pre-pocessors. Sass/Less/Stylus normally aren't hard to pick up and put down, so I normally view them as project relative.
  • Distribution and Hosting - Probably my most novice, but understood skill. I understand how dev-ops happen; however I have not had ample experience to ply my trade. I've been using Linux since 1997, so my strongest attribute is things like apache/nginx, and any of the SQL variety development atmospheres. I am pretty proficient at doing things like port forwarding, custom nginx builds on Docker etc. I also know my way around certbot and port 443! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Dev-Ops - I understand the finer intricacies of this due to my experience working with Linux for so long. I have set up servers with EC2, S3, and Google Cloud. I've worked with Azure containers for setting up servers for pre-release, and release 🌟🌟
  • Websockets/RTC - I've done work on these in the past, I've normally found that this technology moves pretty quickly. and with the recent updates to node, it will be interesting to see what happens. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • GOLANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - This is probably my most interested feature moving forward. I have done the small things like CRUD/BREAD with GoLang, I've also started using several tools from the GoLang toolkits. I Really enjoy the language and it's usage of concurrency. I think in the future it will be an amazing addition to the languagess out there. I fully intend to dedicate a large part of my learning to this in the next year. 🌟
  • Open Source - This is kind of a topic near and dear to my heart. I'm at the point in my code proficiency where I can actually start contributing to open source projects, so I'm really looking forward to doing so! 🌟🌟🌟

Other Skills

  • Business Ownership - I owned a business for 5 years called Lo Fi Coffee, it's when I began working on computer development when I started co-hosting a Coffee & Code meetup. I did my own accounting, website, and payroll. I also booked national acts for concerts and worked in unison with a punk rock music venue. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Event Organization - I've been organizing with Coffee & Code for 2 years, hopefully if you get anything out of reading this is that you should go and enjoy Coffee & Code if you're ever remote in Phoenix Check it out at🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Self-Education - I'm pretty self-taught with everything with development. I've worked as an apprentice, and then as an employee at Iced Dev, and I feel that I have been able to progress quickly because of my utilization of open source development to hone my skillsets outside of projects. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Math - Blech.....math 🌟