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

Donna Davidson,
President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc.
"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."
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Kona Kitty
Retired Bookstore Cat & Occasional Game Show Panelist
"For ten years, Jef consistently fed me, cleaned my litterbox, and typed my columns for our store newsletter, since I do not possess opposable thumbs.... If you have any doubts about his ability to deliver, just ask him to scratch you behind the ears and you'll be sold."
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Movie Sidekick

The purpose of this group project was to create a social media app that allowed 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

The purpose of this project was to create an app with AngularJS that allowed the user to add images to an online database. User 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

The purpose of this assignment was to create an app using ReactJS to view, add, and edit images to a Parse database.
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Etsy Whiskey Search

The purpose of this assignment was to recreate an Etsy search page for whiskey-related products, incorporating actual JSON data from the Etsy website.
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Hexadecimal Clock

The purpose of this assignment was to create a hexadecimal clock with Javascrapt to better understand its syntax and the DOM.
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CSS Layout for HTML Page

The purpose of this assignment was to create a HTML page from an image file.
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Acme Corporation

The purpose of this assignment was to create our first website 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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