This has been saved as a draft for about a month now and I’ve decided to finish and post it. I’ve passionately enjoyed computers and the Internet since I was very young, but during my recent five months off I have furthered my knowledge of computers and web development and hope to pursue it as a career. This is a collection of the things I’ve learned and accomplished to date.
Since grade school I have known how to code static web sites in HTML, however, in the past five months I’ve also gotten up to speed with the latest web development standards including HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery. I’ve had the chance to create sites with dynamic content, such as this blog, and started learning how to optimize sites to rank well within search engines (SEO). I’ve come to know and love the WordPress platform and have also recently been learning how to develop plugins for the CMS. I have experience using GIMP and Inkscape and enjoyed both very much. I’ve learned how to program in Python and am a big fan of open source software. It’s a constant learning process in all of the above-mentioned technologies and I hope to start putting my skills to work with a small team, and maybe a team of my own eventually.
Here are a few web sites I’ve created:
A program I wrote:
And some graphic designs:
- Best Jobs 2012: Web Developer (money.usnews.com)
- BBM Apps Hackathon Stories: Graham (VIDEO) (devblog.blackberry.com)
- Open .ai files in Gimp under MacOS (motane.lu)