I recently moved back to Alaska from the Bay Area, where I was working at a tech start-up. In Alaska, I did two years of service with Americorps and studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. While in Alaska, I gained a fondness for the outdoors and still love to hike, camp, and fish in my free time.
Giving back is also important to me. In addition to my service in Americorps, I have volunteered as a Big Brother at Big Brothers, Big Sisters and as a volunteer tax preparer in rural Alaska.
Open source Redux CLI designed for quick deployment and ease of use.
Single-page full stack music app inspired by SoundCloud. It uses Ruby on Rails on the backend, a PostgreSQL database, and React.js with a Redux architectural framework on the frontend.
The Alaska Politician Rater is a fun Rails app I developed that allows users to rate Alaska politicians head to head in several categories and view the aggregate scores from the community at large.
Ruby terminal application I developed as a teaching tool to help CS students visualize how the A* pathfinding algorithm works. Takes in an ASCII maze from the command line and displays the paths the algorithm considers as it works its way to the optimal route.
During my internship with the State of Alaska, I implemented a full redesign of the Division of Water's Municipal Grants and Loans Program webpage. For this task I relied heavily on user feedback to design and implement a better user experience.
In my first web development consultancy, I gained experience designing products for a diverse group of clients, including political candidates, nonprofits, and small businesses.
"Paddy's Pie Game" is a QT/ C++ GUI game I developed over a long Christmas holiday at my parents' home in Kentucky. The objective is simple: eat the pies grandma made for Thanksgiving dinner, avoid eating garbage, and don't let your mean uncle eat any!
"Oh, Domino!" is a QT/ C++ GUI game I developed for an optional final project in my Intro to C++ course. It's a simple implementation of the classic dominoes board game.
It's Tic Tac Toe. In MIPS assembly language. Why not?