About

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Hello! My name is Wes, and I am a web developer, programmer, and gamer. I like good coffee, spending time with family and friends, reading, playing table-top games, becoming a better VIM Ninja, and losing (mostly) at video games.

I enjoy creating websites from scratch and have logged significant time working in Wordpress for clients. I also enjoy creating compelling user experiences and am passionate about creating consistent look and feel across platforms.

A lot of my time more recently has been devoted to JavaScript technologies of all kinds. I have used JavaScript in clients' site and plan continuing on growing my skill through personal projects and clients, as I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent using it. My current project (as of November 6, 2016) is updating my MTG webapp using Ember.js. It is a labor of love, but has not been something I have been able to commit the kind of time I would like to it. I am working to make time to work on it, as employers need something to look at to prove I have 'the chops' for this kind of work.

Through Code Louisville's Back-end Development course, I learned how to work with Ruby, as well as how to generate boilerplate code through Ruby on Rails. My experiences with Ruby on Rails has helped me greatly with picking up skills in Ember-CLI which has a similarly high learning curve. The curriculum used by Code Louisville is: Team Treehouse. The badges I have earned thus far on Treehouse are listed below in reverse chronological order courtesy of the Team Treehouse API. If you want to get a better idea of what I've been up to lately, I'd advise you to check out my work on Github, CodePen check out my most recent Treehouse badges, or go to my Portfolio page.

Starting this past September, I have become a mentor for Code Louisville's Full-Stack Javascript course. It has been a major growth experience with many challenges and opportunities to meet a ton great people. By the end of the course, students have experience using Git, npm, and other developer tools for managing dependencies, version control, running common tasks, and debugging. Students also gain experience with creating API's using Express and MongoDB as well as building out a front-end using Angular (or another front-end Javascript framework of their choice).

Treehouse Badges