10-Day Final Project
For my capstone project, FERVA, I created an eLearning investment tracker and project-based learning management tool. As a passionate learner, I am willing to invest in the educational materials, subscriptions, and other forms of online learning that are offered from a variety of sources. The problem that I experienced as a consumer was after I made a well-intentioned purchase and engaged with the material for the first week, time would eventually pass and I’d forget about the purchase altogether.
FERVA serves as an inventory for the user to be aware of all online course purchases made from each company or website. FERVA also takes this list of courses further by aiding the user to create their own customizable curriculum. This is the Projects feature which allows the user to organize their courses into learning journeys that are focused on a product or tangible outcome. For a future release of FERVA, there will be a third tier which is the Goals feature. This aids the user in creating short or long-term goals that they hope to achieve. This goal is the accumulation of projects that are building up to the goal and can be organized into collections for the user to work through via courses, study time, or project work time.
This project is my first proud example of how I find gaps in the web applications market and I take my ideas and convert them into functioning and aesthetically pleasing tools that I desire to see in the world.
Watch my video presentation of this application below.
Hire Me Because…
I cultivate solid foundations and strong bones for projects with a long-term vision. I have been sought after as a contributor to several creative projects due to my keen sense of observing the scope, implementation, and strong work ethic to make solutions that will last. That being said, I am also a realist about the shifting landscape of the tech world and I don’t get overly attached to past work.
I evolve. In this industry of constant change, one must adapt and grow to keep up with the forward progression. Because growth requires constant change, I am consistently working on my own self-learning, research, and project-based application of ideas and knowledge.
I am loyal by default. I have an average of 3+ years of working relationships with my past employers. I become invested in the company and projects and I take the time that goes into my training and building relationships with co-workers to heart.
Passion For Programming
I am an innovative collaborator and a creative problem solver. One of the reasons I chose to pursue software development is because I come up with many solutions to different problems that I see. Before I joined devCodeCamp I was frustrated by not being able to simply make a tool or service for myself. As I would wait with everyone else for the next solution, I have filled dozens of journals with ideas, wireframes, mood boards, information architecture, etc. that could go into different innovations that I enjoyed scheming up.
Rooted in my fine arts background, I have been a dreamer of grand ideas with high levels of detail. By having an open mind to solutions, opinions, interpretations, and best practices, I am thrilled that I have found web and software development. The difference between my past with art/design and my future with programming is I now have the tools to make a living, breathing machine rather than static images that merely have potential.
Three Words About My Professional Qualities
Highly Organized: I am praised for my organizational skills. My default setting for organized environments shows up in my digital files, physical office space, how I organize and present my ideas, and structuring my code to be as clearly interpreted as possible. I am organized so that I may be an efficient communicator.
Passionate about Learning and Growth: I believe that taking the time to grow yourself and your skills is a sign of belief in yourself as a creator, a contributor, and a carrier of great value to your community. I am always thrilled to increase my depth in knowledge and practice of technologies and coding languages or widen my breadth of the tech stacks that will make me a more valuable team player.
Amicable: I’m a delightful person as well as a hard worker. I consider myself an emotionally intelligent person who can balance a team dynamic with the looming stress of a busy work week. I am cheery and I care about getting the task at hand done. While I don’t aim to be a people-pleaser, I am naturally great at bringing the best out of others while maintaining healthy boundaries for my own well-being.
Three Words That Describe The Best Role For Me
Builder: I am deeply motivated to see a project be developed from a well-laid foundation to the final release. I’ve always been a builder with the capacity of elevating an idea or blueprint to a high standard. This comes from my appreciation within the organization and the orchestration of many different components and techniques coming together in a structured, time-bound manner.
Teamwork: Cooperation and collaboration are of utmost importance to me. As I seek to become the best developer I can possibly be, I know that this cannot be done purely on my own. I respect the ideas and resources that everyone possesses. Quality work and community are what unlock those learning opportunities for being a better developer and team player.
Details: As a developer that comes from a dominantly visual background, I have developed an eye for catching the little things that can go unnoticed and may bring errors to the programs that set people back. I have come to discover that my eye for detail has dovetailed with a growing skill of debugging, testing code, and spotting areas of weakness.