Hello, World.

I'm Laura, a Girl Web Developer.

Fullstack Web Developer

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About

Let me introduce myself.

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My name is Laura. I have always worked in the customer service industry, and most of my positions have had common traits. Through my years in this field and management roles, I learned that I am really great at making clients feel welcomed and heard, being a supportive coach for my team, coming up with step-by-step plans to tackle problems, and effectively communicate those solutions to them in an engaging way. One of these opportunities was on a Marketing team that allowed me to learn editing, copy writing, project management, and website maintenance using HTML and CSS. Throughout my years there, I took every opportunity to code more, working closely with our full-stack web developer.

Through this, I realized I wanted to have a skill set that I could grow in continually, that would allow me to creatively tackle the problems and address the ideas of my client base. I decided web development was the best fit for me. I am studying full-stack web development at Centriq Training, and would love to share with you some of my current work and discuss opportunities to make your websites shine.

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Here's a little snapshot with more about me.

  • Fullname: Laura Christensen
  • Job: Fullstack Web Developer
  • Websites: www.codelaura.com
  • Email: laura.a.christensen@outlook.com
  • Personality Profiles: Myers-Briggs Type Index: INFJ Enneagram: Type 4 StrengthsFinder top 5 strengths: Empathy, Adaptability, Developer, Restorative, Includer

Skills

These are the skills that I am currently working on. As I progress through my training, I will be adding more skills. I also want to take the opportunity for self-guided learning of Java, Swift, Angular, and NativeScript to take on mobile apps as well.

  • 95%
    HTML5
  • 70%
    CSS3
  • 60%
    C#
  • 70%
    MVC
  • 75%
    SQL
Resume

More of my credentials.

These are some of my most recent experiences that have helped to solidify my skills in understanding my client base, team leadership, and problem-solving. These opportunities have contributed greatly to my pursuit of a career in web development as a place to build on these skills and remain a lifelong learner.

Work Experience

Crew Member

October 2018 - Present

Trader Joe's

  • Ensure friendly service, accurate scanning, and offer bagging and carry-out of grocery items at register
  • Assist customers in finding products on sales floor
  • Unloading of several pallets of daily shipment to stock store
  • Cleaning entire store
  • Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services

Store Manager

May 2017 - October 2018

Scooter's Coffee

  • Hiring, training, and supervising my staff; motivating staff via evaluations and incentives
  • Monitoring inventory and ordering supplies for my store weekly
  • Compiling deposits and biweekly payroll
  • Track sales, cost of goods, and labor percentages daily to ensure meeting monthly targets
  • Contributing and implementing ideas and strategies designed to increase our customer base and/or increase our average ticket for our current customer base

Store Associate

April 2016 - May 2017

Aldi

  • Increase efficiency of operations by accurately scanning 39 items per minute
  • Unloading of several pallets of daily shipment to stock store
  • Assist customers in finding products on sales floor
  • Cleaning entire store
  • Coaching new employees in job skills

Lead Editor and Project Manager

March 2014 - May 2016

International House of Prayer of Kansas City

  • Write copy for new materials and marketing campaigns
  • Confer or consult with department heads to plan campaigns
  • Update webpages, electronic forms, and promotional materials for our university each semester
  • Ensuring quality of writing and mentoring staff into better understanding of our brand’s voice, providing final feedback on items before publishing
  • Monitor and analyze weekly insights from social media ads

Education

Full Stack Web Development

October 2018 - Present

Centriq Training

Centriq is am accelerated IT training program based primarily on Microsoft’s enterprise .NET C# (Visual Studio) development platform. Other core technologies and languages studied include: HTML5 and CSS3, JavaScript, Angular JS, Bootstrap, MVC, SQL, and JQuery.

Christian Ministry Diploma

August 2010 - May 2014

International House of Prayer University

IHOPU is a Christian training program with a strong emphasis on spiritual growth and leadership development. In the Justice Ministries Concentration, we explored social justice through a Christian lens.

Portfolio

Check Out Some of My Works.

Here is a portfolio with some of my finished works.

Services

What Can I Do For You?

My passion is to hear your ideas, help sort them out, and deliver a beautiful finished product. I have learned to communicate through my experience and can give voice to your ideas throughout the entire process. I would love the opportunity to work with you!

Affiliates

Talented Developers I've Studied Alongside

Miranda Crawford

makermiranda.com

Christine Glaviano

thegirlwhocodes.net

Brad Hampshire

bradleyhampshire.net

Carol Hattrup

carolencoded.com

Bailey Hawk

octaneblue.com

Tyler Melton

tmcodes.com
Contact

I'd Love To Hear From You.

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Where to find me

Kansas City, MO
64131 US

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