Jess Green / Web Developer


PHP (frameworks: Laravel 5, Lumen, and CakePHP), HTML5, CSS3, Microformats, Sass/Scss. JavaScript: React.js, Angular, Node, jQuery. Task runners: Grunt, Gulp. Building and testing custom Grunt plugins. 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. Working with and creating virtual environments using Vagrant and VirtualBox. Experience working with issue tracking systems JIRA, Trac, and Github’s issue system. Experience working in an Agile working environment, coordinating with QA, project managers, and designers.


Digital Developer

Periscope, Minneapolis MN July 2013 - August 2017

  • 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 an email newsletter management plugin for WordPress.
  • Experience working with JIRA
  • Experience working in an Agile working environment, coordinating with QA, project managers, and designers.

PHP Developer

The Nerdery, Bloomington MN July 2010 - July 2013

  • Completed lead developer training.
  • Mentored junior developers.
  • Developed WordPress themes and plugins for large- and small-scale websites
  • Utilized Zend Framework 1 in the creation of the following:
    • Created a user forum
    • Created a social tagging application for Facebook.
  • Experience working with Trac (issue tracking system)
  • Experience working in an Agile working environment, coordinating with QA, and project managers.

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.


Laravel 5 App, November 2017 - Current_

My current website, using Laravel 5.5 and Voyager.


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).


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.


The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, June 2010

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media