I am an ex-Mainer ex-teacher who decided to pursue a better, warmer life. In the spring of 2015 I drove across the country to San Francisco. After playing around with code, I decided that was the career path I wanted to take. I committed myself to this outcome and enrolled in the Galvanize Full-Stack Web Immersive program to gain a thorough understanding of programming.
I have been working as a Software Engineer at OpenTable since January 2016. I work on the front-end search team primarly doing A/B tests. I most often work with Sass, EJS and jQuery and am the point person for the search results UI, working closely with Design, Product, and fellow Node engineers on my team.
I am particularly interested in front end development. I believe the website needs to function seamlessly, be intuitive and be aesthetically pleasing for a user to want to interact with it. If this is not done then the user will not use the site, not take the content seriously, and any all the work put into the site will go unnoticed and unappreciated. When I work on my sites, I keep design concepts and responsivity in mind.