I dream ideas.
I write code.
I solve problems.
I always thought it was funny that if you pronounce "guacamole" as you would an English word, it sounds like Whack-A-Mole. When I learned that my first project at General Assembly needed to be a game, I already had one up my sleeve! Take a whack at an avocado to make some Guac-A-Mole!
Play the game.
After playing 2048 for weeks on the subway, and finally learning strategies to play better, I started seeing the game differently. I realized that going to General Assembly gave me tools to dissect this game and remake it myself, so I did it.
The website for the choreographer, dancer, professor, and writer Leslie Satin. The website serves the purpose of being a tool for Leslie Satin to catalog all she's worked on in a more elegant way than a CV. At the same time, the website had to be easy to update regularly.
See the Website.
I was hired near the beginning of the redesign of the TheaterMania and WhatsOnStage brands' websites––two websites driven by the same codebase and some clever configuration. I was invited to the small team for my React and frontend experience where the rest of the team were mainly PHP full stack developers. Helping our team get to launch, I became the de facto lead for the website (Next.js, styled-components, Apollo client, Node.js) and the API (Apollo server, ElasticSearch, Node.js).
Udacity PyTorch Challenge
I won a scholarship to take the Udacity PyTorch Challenge learning the basics of deep learning with the PyTorch Python library. This course went through the fundamentals of deep learning and neural networks, guiding me through implementing my own as well as using networks built and trained by others. I used the network to do several tasks like predict college acceptance, transfer artistic style from one image, and even classify over 100 species of flowers from a supplied image.
Flower classifcation project to come...
RW3's CultureWizard is an e-learning platform teaching and supplying information about culture as it relates to the workplace for 160 countries. As their sole frontend developer, I developed the redesign of the platform using React, Redux, and Sass, incorporating the legacy materials into the new experience. After completion, I designed and developed new features to continue where the redesign left off.
Before development, I held a couple jobs and freelanced for several clients doing graphic design. My longest tenure was at New York Cares where I was in charge of all of their print design for small products like postcards and handouts through more upscale items like gala invitations and Times Square billboards. I managed client relations and expectations keeping projects on budget and on time.
New York University
The Gallatin School at NYU allowed me to design my own independent study focused on creativity. Through the course I combined my interests in many different art forms (music, photography, writing, knitting) and honed in on the creative process and demistifying it. I was not only introduced to new forms of art (dance, painting) but also ideas (Theory of Forms) as well.
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