I conceptualized the project and helped to create the foundation, design and structure of the user interface. Day-to-day, I planned our routes and itinerary, wrote a majority...more of blog posts, took photographs, created a social media campaign and maintain our social media platforms. We were named National Geographic’s 2013 Travelers of the Year and have been featured in a handful of publications.
This project is a Ruby on Rails application that features an interactive map powered by a JSON API rendered with Handlebars templates and supported by token… · More authentication, Mapbox, Leaflet, and the Google Places API, all written in object-oriented Coffeescript and jQuery. It's also got a full blog system that hooks into the data on the map to notify users by email when we've written about their submissions. Other goodies include social sign-in with OAuth, guest user accounts, plus Mailchimp and Instagram API integration. It's backed by a PostgreSQL database, and tuned for performance by taking advantage of background workers with Redis and Sidekiq to send emails and process image uploads, along with JSON caching, fragment caching, asset minification & compression, and eager loading. I also designed the front-end and styled it with Bourbon, Neat, and Bitters, with typography that falls on a proper baseline grid.
After spending 2.5 years traveling across the US and working remotely as a virtual assistant, I've relocated to the Bay Area to focus on building my quilting and textile business and explore local opportunities. Interested in everything craft: the handmade, textiles, food and beverages.
I've spent the past 2.5 years living, working and traveling across the US in an Airstream trailer and was the co-founder of the website and travel blog that crowd-sourced our itinerary. I started my own business designing and making modern heirloom textiles.