Professional Experience

Life is a journey consisting of our destination, where we have been, and the details we've noticed along the way.

After rediscovering my enthusiasm for web development, I resigned from my job and enrolled in the intensive twelve-week coding boot camp for front end engineering with JavaScript and MVC frameworks at The Iron Yard in Atlanta. I am interested in career opportunities that provide a way to use technology to improve our lives.

My prior professional experience includes project management, recruitment, and client relations. I hold supervisory experience and work well in a team environment. Over the course of my career, I have worked in retail, computer & printer part sales, customer service, healthcare, nonprofit, early childhood education, bookselling, and the mortgage industries. In addition, I am dependable, empathetic, a problem solver, open to feedback, and take iniative. I also have a good sense of humor.

Check out my resume for more details on my work history. Please read my references below to find out what my previous employers have to say about me. Examples of my work are below my references.

Five Random Facts About Myself

1. I am not ticklish.

2. I studied fiction writing with Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, winner of the 1985 Nebula Award and 1986 Hugo Award for best novel.

3. I am passionate about new wave music of the 80s, everything from A Flock of Seagulls to Yazoo.

4. As a child, I became airborne on my bicycle and landed in the branches of a tree. I can also attest your life really does flash before your eyes when you think you're going to die.

5. I received a screen test for the character of Aaron in the motion picture, Primal Fear. Since Edward Norton received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the role, you probably guessed I didn't get the part. Oh, well ... it could have been beautiful!

References

"Most importantly, Jef was a valued member of the Easter Seals Team. He was always professional, cheerfully approached his tasks and those he interacted with and always completed requests efficiently and accurately. He would be an asset to any corporation."
—Donna Davidson, President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc.
Read Letter

Movie Sidekick

This social media app allows users to search movies and post reviews using the Open Movie Database (OMDb) API. I contributed to the conceptual planning, naming, design, and coding using AngularJS.
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Classic Science Fiction Movie Posters

Using AngularJS, I coded an app that lets users add images of retro movie posters to an online database. Users also have the ability to make a red heart appear when they click on an image to "like" it. A counter displays the number of likes for each image.
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MTV Classic Music Videos

Remember when MTV used to play music videos? I designed this app with ReactJS as a tribute to the golden age of MTV. The app gives users the ability to view, add, and edit images to a database.
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Etsy Whiskey Search

I recreated an Etsy search page for whiskey-related products, incorporating actual JSON data from the Etsy website.
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CSS Layout for HTML Page

I built a duplicate of an image file using HTML and CSS.
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Acme Corporation

This is my first app I put together using HTML and CSS. I've included it to show how much I learned over the twelve weeks of coding boot camp.
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