Jess Green / Web Developer

Skills

PHP (frameworks: Laravel 5, Lumen, and CakePHP), WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, Microformats, Sass/Scss. Java/Android development. Experience with test driven development in Django/Python, Java, Node.js, and PHP. Python: Django, and Django Rest Framework. Version control experience, using Git and SVN. Experience with Android app development. Design implementation using Photoshop and Illustrator. JavaScript: React.js, jQuery, Node. Task runners: Grunt, Gulp. Building and testing custom Grunt plugins. Working with and creating virtual environments using Vagrant and VirtualBox. Working with issue tracking systems JIRA, Trac, and Github’s issue system.

Experience

Digital Developer

Periscope, Minneapolis MN July 2013 - Current

  • Built a CMS and API using Laravel for managing rainfall data in select locations.
  • Used Django and Django Rest Framework to create a rewards API for an in-store mobile app.
  • Maintained workflow applications for versioning newspaper advertisements.
    • Used React.js to create a dynamic form generated using a JSON response from CakePHP.
  • Built a tool for importing CSV and Excel spreadsheet files into a MySQL database
  • Utilized Grunt.js for automating compilation of Sass/Scss files and minification of resulting CSS files.
  • Utilized CakePHP framework in the creation of a PDF-generation system.
  • Built a PDF generation plugin for WordPress.
  • Built an email newsletter management plugin for WordPress.

PHP Developer

The Nerdery, Bloomington MN July 2010 - July 2013

  • Completed lead developer training.
  • Nerdery WordPress Committee member 2011-13.
    • Led the 2011-12 WordPress Committee:
      • Created new code standards specific to WordPress development.
      • Developed VCS-friendly method for working with WordPress in a development team environment.
    • Created two WordPress code challenges for WordPress themes and plugins.
    • Guided hiring process for new WordPress developers in late 2012.
    • Mentored developers in WordPress development standards.
  • Developed WordPress themes and plugins for large- and small-scale websites
  • Experience working with Zend Framework.
    • Created a user forum
    • Created a social tagging application for Facebook.

Web Intern

Grandpa-George Design & Interactive, Minneapolis MN April 2010 - July 2010

  • Developed a WordPress portfolio theme for Ai Minnesota students
  • Extended functionality of two sites using CodeIgniter PHP framework.

Projects

Portfolio CMS

Laravel 5 App, April 2017 - Current

A CMS aimed at graphic/web designers, using Laravel 5. Currently in development.

Manga+Press

WordPress plugin, December 2008 - Current

A tool for managing sequential comics using the WordPress admin.

Moon Effects Java Library

Java library, April 2013 — February 2017

A Java library for calculating the phase, distance, phase-angle, and illuminated ratio of the moon on any given date.

Moon and Sun Data Android App

Android app, February 2017

A simple Android app for displaying sun and moon data for your given location based on GPS.

Backyard Weather Station

Node.js/Raspberry Pi, August 2014 - March 2016

Node-powered weather station server software designed to poll a fine-offset weather station (for example, models like the Ambient Weather WS2080)

Firefly

Node.js/Raspberry Pi 2 project, March 2015 - March 2016

A summer LED display designed to simulate firefly behavior using Raspberry Pi 2, FadeCandy, and Node.js. Skills involved building wiring harnesses for the LEDS, waterproofing the case that holds the Raspberry Pi, FadeCandy board and power-supply.

Education

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, June 2010

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media