Darrell Tisdale devCodeCamp Alumni

Veteran

Relocation:  No – Richmond, VA or Remote
Availability:  Immediately

Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • React.js
  • MongoDB
  • Web Services & REST API
  • JSON
  • Chart.js
  • Git & GitHub
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Postman
  • Node Schedule

Darrell Tisdale

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10-Day Final Project

I created a fitness track for my final project. It solves the problem of gym-goers who do become stagnant while chasing their fitness goals. While in the gym it is often hard to track the next increase in weight, and that will cause a person to plateau. This app will allow the potential gym-goer to track their routine and receive a weekly prompt informing the user to increase the weight. This will allow the user to increase their gains consistently. Not allow will they be able to increase their strength, but they will have a tracker that will do the job for them as well.

Technology and Languages: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Axios, MongoDB, Postman.

Watch my video presentation of this application below.

Hire Me Because…

I love to be challenged, and I like to learn while being challenged. I feel as though you cannot evolve without challenges, no matter if it is in life or in your career. I credit that mentality to the Marine Corp.

The Marine Corps has instilled its “Corp Values” in me and I take that everywhere no matter the career field. The value that I hold onto the most is Commitment. When assigned a task, it is a must for me to see it all the way through.  This value has enhanced my attention to detail, analytical, and problem-solving skills. I took the challenge of becoming a programmer because it allows me to apply the qualities that I have developed through various career fields.

I took the challenge of becoming a programmer because it allows me to apply the qualities that I have developed through various career fields.

Passion For Programming

I must say I never thought I have the ability to program, I didn’t even think I would be able to grasp the concept. But after enrolling in the devCodeCamp course it has opened a kid-like curiosity. I am truly intrigued by knowing how different applications work. No matter the website that I visit, I find myself trying to figure out what code was used to get certain aspects of the site working. I also find myself thinking of ways I can possibly make the website or application better.

Three Words About My Professional Qualities

Goal-Orientated. I pride myself on getting results. While working in the banking industry, the lack of results can mean a major loss in capital. In programming I will apply that same logic, results are a must.

Willingness to learn.  I understand that I do not know everything, but that motivates me to learn as much as I can. The more I know, the better teammate I will become. The more I learn that also allows me to become an asset that increases productivity.  Learning gives me to the ability to teach those that come after me.

Persistent. Failure is not an option, to me, failure means I did not exercise every resource. I am willing to work early mornings and late evenings to ensure that a task gets completed.  Once the task is complete, I make note of the final resolution so I can potentially apply it to similar problems in the future.

Three Words That Describe The Best Role For Me

Team Oriented.  I firmly believe that a great support system is a key to an overall goal. Having a great team allows for everyone to progress and grow.

Learning environment.  Learning is an asset that everyone can benefit from.  Adding to what I already know gives me the ability to pay it forward by applying what was taught.

Challenging.  In the Marines, we had a saying “ forged by fire.” What that means is you take on the toughest challenges and come out a better person. This logic is still applicable, I seek a challenging environment so I can come out a better programmer.

Watch My Capstone Presentation

A 10-day sprint that starts with each students’ idea. They are responsible for architecting this application, researching and learning any new languages or technologies to complete it, and build the final project. Since this is their crowning achievement during our course, instructors are very hands-off during the lifecycle of the development of their capstone.