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 value making clients feel heard, being a supportive coach for my team, coming up with step-by-step plans to tackle problems, and effectively communicating solutions 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.
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. Web development has been the perfect opportunity to tackle those goals. After completing a full-stack web development program at Centriq Training in spring 2019, I accepted my first developer position. I wanted to showcase some of those projects here, as well projects I am completing outside of work. Please feel free to contact me with your feedback, ideas, or opportunities!
Here's a little snapshot with more about me.
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 Swift, Angular, and NativeScript to take on mobile apps as well.
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.
May 2019 - Present
October 2018 - May 2019
May 2017 - October 2018
April 2016 - May 2017
March 2014 - May 2016
October 2018 - April 2019
August 2010 - May 2014
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.
Here is a portfolio with some of my finished works.
This is a simulation of an online store created as part of my body of work for school. My concept was for an online secondhand store, completely made of items I actually own. You can see more at ustore.codelaura.com
My final school project is a LMS concept site, utilizing National Parks and common activities explored at those parks, such as kayaking or skiing. Users complete lessons with embedded Youtube content and downloadable pdf instructions. For each activity completed, users earn a merit badge.
Early on in my program, we were tasked with practicing our front-end skills by putting our resume on a webpage and styling it up as we like.
This was a C# exercise. We were tasked with creating a "Dungeon" game, complete with players, various mosters, and attack sequences and a scoring system.
As another exercise in growing my skills, I created this site completely from scratch. It's a website devoted to the love and pursuit of coffee, one of my most beloved hobbies and areas of interest.
In C#, I wrote code for a console app that will take input from a user and tell them the amount of each type of coin they would receive back in change.
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!
From my experience leading an Editing and Copy Writing team in a Marketing setting, and even acting as the project manager to initialize projects, I have the unique ability to sit down with you in each stage of the process and ensure your ideas are heard, verbalized, and refined--whether that be with your content, your design, or the actual code designed to bring your website to life.
With an artistic eye and a love of finessing and beautifying whatever I put my hands to, I am also available to help with web design.
I love to problem-solve and organize, and in my experience with my marketing team it was common for me to collaborate with our designers and developers on wireframes and mockups.
Let's get this conversation started!