My name is Brandon.

I am a JavaScript engineer. I build custom websites and applications from the ground up using technologies such as: AngularJS, React.js, and Node.js (just to name a few). It's truly awesome to get to work in such a creative and engaging industry. I started coding in 2014 and haven't "worked" a day since.

Skills

Git

The best version control tool for managing code and collaborate with others.

HTML & CSS

The basics. I am also familiar with a couple pre-processors (Jade and Stylus).

Bootstrap

A CSS framework for building applications that are 'mobile-friendly' (responsive).

JavaScript

I am also familiar with jQuery, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, and ES2015.

AngularJS

A front-end framework for building custom user interfaces.

React.js

A JavaScript library for building really fast user interfaces.

Node.js

Server-side JavaScript, for coding the back-end.

MongoDB

A No-SQL database that stores data inside of 'documents'.

RethinkDB

A real time No-SQL database.

Firebase

A real time BaaS database.

Education

Immersive Web Dev (March 2015)
DevMountain [Provo, UT]

At DevMountain I completed 12 super-intense weeks of developer training. The program covered full-stack JavaScript, with intermittent personal and group projects. DevMountain was an amazing experience and gave me the kick-start I needed to become a developer.

B.A. Liberal Arts (May 2013)
Arizona State University [Tempe, AZ]

At ASU I primarily studied geology. I did an internship with ASU/NASA Space Grant to research meteorite collisions, and contributed to a presentation given at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. I also studied a lot of chemistry, physics, and calculus.

Resume

Front End Developer (Aug 2016 - Current)
Endurance International Group [Tempe, AZ]

At Endurance I am a front end developer on the iPage team. iPage is a platform that allows small/medium sized businesses to get a domain, build a website for their business, and to do it all themselves through the intuitive iPage application.

Software Engineer (Apr 2015 - Aug 2016)
The REDX [Orem, UT]

At REDX I was a full-stack developer on the Vortex team. Vortex is a platform that allows real-estate agents to prospect home listings and organize their workflow to be more efficient using productivity tools like custom filters, folders, and more .


Operations Manager (Dec 2011 - Dec 2014)
Cutters Document Destruction [Mesa, AZ]

At Cutters I got to a little bit of everything. I billed customers using QuickBooks, managed Google AdWords campaigns, pitched our business to potential customers, coordinated weekly truck routes, and operated the shredding trucks.


Specialist (Nov 2011 - Feb 2013)
Apple [Gilbert, AZ]

At the Apple Store I worked on the sales floor. I helped people to learn about computers and mobile devices, gained valuable customer service skills, and also learned how to troubleshooting basic device issues. Most of my coworkers at Apple did at least a little web development, and I started to become interested learning more.


Mineralogy Intern (Aug 2010 - May 2011)
ASU/NASA Space Grant [Tempe, AZ]

At Space Grant I performed research on 'shocked' meteorite samples that had been chemically altered after collisions in space. I conducted my own research, organized a booth for earth-science day, and presented my research to field-experts at the end of the internship.


Shipping/Receiving Specialist (Sept 2007 - May 2010)
ASU Bookstore [Tempe, AZ]

At the ASU bookstore I did shipping and receiving, and got to work very conveniently before and in between classes.


Guitar Instructor (Apr 2007 - Sept 2007)
Self-Employed [Mesa, AZ]

Before attending ASU I briefly tought guitar-lessons to a handful of students. I developed my own curriculum and helped my students set and achieve weekly goals.

Projects

Github

I have a lot of projects on my Github account. The greater part of them are repositories that I have created and used to learn new technologies, but there are a handful of full-stack projects on there. If you want me to demo one, just let me know and I can host it under my github account.

Github Hosting

Github offers free hosting so I use it to demo projects that I am working on.

Superstition Safety Services

An app for a small business in Arizona. Apart from being awesome on mobile, this app will allow a field-technician to log-in and fill out their paperwork from their smartphone. Once that is completed, the customer will be able to log-in and view all their reports in a nice GUI.

React/Flux Project

I don't want to give away too many details, but I am currently working on an awesome project using React.js and Flux. The project is centered around helping people to get outdoors and is going to be hosted live on the web when all is said and done, so stay tuned!

About Me

When I'm not coding, I love spending time with my wife and 3 sons. I am a very proud husband and father, and my family means everything to me. Some of my personal interests include: skateboarding, guitar, and rockhounding. I like Thai food, classic rock, getting outdoors, and being creative.

Contact

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me for work, side-projects, startups, etc. Coding isn't just my job, it's my hobby and I love doing it.