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Hi, I'm Corinne. I'm a Javascript developer who enjoys writing efficient, organized code, laughing at cat pictures, and making a usable internet.

I also like problem solving tough challenges, keeping an inordinate amount of colorful sticky notes around the peripheral of my computer screen, and always thinking about the end users who will interact with my code.

If there's only one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm a fast learner. I code every day to make that happen.

What I Know

  • Programming Languages
    JavaScript ES6, CSS, HTML5, C#, PHP, MySQL, XML, JSON, bash
  • Frameworks/Libraries
    ReactJS, Redux, NodeJS, Gulp, Sass, Google Maps, GreenSock, Laravel 5, Rails
  • Stacks
    MERN, LAMP
  • Software
    Adobe Creative Suite, iTerm, VSCode, Sublime Text 3, Firebase
  • Other
    Git version control, GitHub, MVC model, Jira/Atlassian products, Agile methodology, BEM, npm packages, responsive web design

What I've Done

simuwatt, Inc. - Software company

January 2018 - Present

Software developer

Developing app on MERN stack

Writing queries to efficiently work with MongoDB data

Creating CI/CD pipelines and architecture for production and QA environments with AWS

By The Pixel, Digital Agency

August 2017 - December 2017

Front-end Developer

Garnered skills in SPAs, progressive web apps and UI development

Collaborated with peers using GitHub flow and process from code review and QA testing

Improved client homepage loading time by eight seconds through multiple optimization practices

Zenman, Website Development and Design

January 2015 - August 2017

(Please note that because of all of my example websites are live, clients have taken over and possibly caused parts of the website to break.)

Senior Front-end Web Developer

Led the development team in weekly code reviews, team meetings, and innovative front-end practices

Kept team on process and inline with agile methodologies using JIRA software

Applied teaching skills to mentor junior front-end web developers on code problems and collaborated with designers to troubleshoot and solve visual problems

Front-end Web Developer

Built custom, scalable WordPress sites from the ground up starting with a bare-bones theme

Developed a WordPress plugin to easily integrate social media feeds using the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn APIs

Created front-end performance process to improve measures within WordPress websites

Worked with many CRM systems to integrate client forms and workflows with their websites

Intern

Developed and maintained WordPress websites while managing the MySQL databases

Learned best front-end web practices and tricks to writing cross-browser code

Amplified skills in Git version control, GitHub and command line tools

Redeveloped a dated website with Flash into a modern animation website, using HTML5/Javascript

Semantic Arts, Enterprise Information Integration

February 2015 - July 2015

Intern

Assisted with light Python programming in the Flask microframework to edit the Semantic Arts website and side project websites

Increased knowledge of SEO integration with code and Google Analytics practices

The Boston Globe, Media Company

January 2014 - July 2014

Editorial Design co-op

Education/Training

TEALS Volunteer

June 2018 - Present

Tech Professional assisting in computer science high school classroom

Personal Projects

Mad Giphy

With each refresh of the page, you will be served a random MadLib from an API. Fill out the MadLib (more fun if you play with someone!), click the submit button at the bottom, and it will search the Giphy API for each of the terms you typed in the MadLib and then replace the term with an appropriate Gif. (I kept the rating on the API PG!)

SkyPanoramix

This is a freelance website I built for a landscape photographer. I created a PHP solution to cut images up into thirds, after uploading, to avoid users from stealing the imagery. (Beautiful scenery! Please check this one out, if only for the photography.)

March Madness

My coworker thought he could beat me in the office March Madness bracket. Here's how it turned out.

agile42 - The Agile Coaching Company

May 2016

Certified Scrum Master Training

Galvanize Workshop

March 2016 - April 2016

Web Development with Javascript Foundations

Colorado State University

Graduation Date December 2014

Journalism major

Information Science & Technology minor

What I'm Reading (Pulled from the Pocket API. Some titles may be wonky!)

ETK/collection

Excerpt: "GitHub is home to over 28 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together."

Work-Life Balance: Time Management Skills That Work

Excerpt: "In an age of 24/7 connectivity, achieving work-life balance is more challenging than ever. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Millennials, the most digitally connected and largest segment of today’s labor force, place such a high premium on their personal time."

We Don’t Just Develop Software, We’re Developing Careers, Too

Excerpt: "It hopefully doesn’t come as a huge shock that we, the technology department at The New York Times, want our people to develop. We’re not just talking about software; We want our colleagues to develop their careers in meaningful ways."

Killing the Coding Interview

Excerpt: "Note: This blog post is based on a talk given at RailsConf 2018. Video here. Slides here. I’m available to give an updated version of this talk at your conference, company, or child’s birthday party. Contact me for details."

Making Data Viz Without SVG Using D3 & Flexbox

Excerpt: "Bye bye tricky alignments. A few months ago, my co-worker Matt and I were collaborating on a project. I had been building a stacked bar chart in D3.js, and was seriously struggling to get the bars to stack on top of each other nicely and to animate from the bottom of the graphic instead of the top."

What I'm Learning

PWAs/Service workers, GraphQL, AWS, distributed systems