Web Development Instructor
2016 - Present (about 2 years)
Responsibilities - Explaining and demonstrating concepts in varied ways to suit different learning styles. - One-on-one assistance with assignments and labs. - Collaborating...more with other instructors to best prepare learning material. - Listening to students' needs, adapting instruction on the fly.
Led a Red Hat JBoss BPM consultant preparation team, devised challenges and projects for the goIT summer camp to help students practice STEM skills, developed proof-of-concept...more projects in Pega 7.
As an advocate of local bands and live music, I've always wanted to better promote independent artists while also helping fans easily discover their new favorite musicians....more
ShowGo.io makes that happen.
Scroll through a feed of shows happening in Denver, click the play button to hear what bands sound like, add friends to keep track of the shows they're interested in, and invite friends to shows, all in one convenient place.
@thebandbot is a Twitter bot that recommends bands
Developer/Creator, Node.js, Heroku, Twitter API · Using the Twitter API, Heroku, and a touch of gentle web-scraping, thebandbot recommends bands.… · More Mention it in a tweet and include hashtagged genres or locations and the bot will quickly respond with a band or album, just for you!
Coding, writing, designing
What I Do
Coding, learning, collaborating, and challenging the paradigm. Disruption is a buzzword, not a strategy. I'm a thinker, planner, and doer. I dream, but always stay grounded. Currently developing projects and enhancing web dev knowledge, seeking to teach computer science or deliver potent products.
One of ShowGo.io's most important features is the ability to immediately listen to the bands playing in the concerts. In order to do this I needed to create an automated system for finding bandcamp embeddable players for each band's newest EP or album. This problem required hours of research, a network of branching conditions, web-scraping, and the extensive use of the Google Custom Search API and the Facebook Social Graph API. It's not perfect, but it's a hell of a solution to a tricky problem.