I love developing fun products and contributing to the open source community. I'm currently working as a Front End Web Developer at Velocity. I recently finished a large Angular website at Great Little Place. I also improved their API and integrated awesome features.
I specialize in growth-hacking, performance optimization, prototyping mobile apps, and building Angular, Node/Express and Ruby On Rails Apps.
I am interested in cool front-end frameworks, start ups, and machine learning. I love to implement cutting-edge technology into the workplace and to learn new approaches to problems.
I want to search nearby places by keyword and get their photos, submitter, and distance. All in one API request! That sounds like a lot of database queries. However, with the right setup, I got my 3 second request down to 375ms, making it 8x faster. In this example, I'll cover how to speed up your JSON , speed up your Postgres & POSTGIS (get rid of N+1 queries), and speed up Carrierwave. To see the final controller action for this go here. Speeding up Your Json - Reducing View Render times For that crazy nearby request I was...
Front End Developer
Lead Full Stack Web Developer @ Great Little Place
Student @ General Assembly, Web Development Immersive course, focusing on Node.js, Rails, and Angular
MSc International Marketing @ Glasgow Caledonian University - Emphasis: Digital Marketing
Communications Specialist @ Better Business Bureau. I developed and implemented digital marketing campaigns and managed the website.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Film & Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara
Send me an email if you would like to get in touch, hire me for your next project, have questions or feedback on my work, or just want to say hello.