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Jason O'Brien

Aspiring Web Developer

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I have 24 years in the workforce, the last 18 of which have been spent in Retail Sales. I have enjoyed that work, however, the last 5 years or so have seen some major changes in the industry with larger online competition like Amazon. Because of this I have decided to make a change. I have enrolled in the University of Central Florida Coding Bootcamp - an intensive full-stack web development course. The course covers front-end and back-end technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Firebase, NodeJs, MySQL, MongoDB, Express, Handlebars.js and React. I finish the course in July 2017, however I am eager to find a job that would give me real world experience as soon as possible.

Experience

Urban Sunshine

General Manager

Urban Sunshine is a chain of high-tech garden shops specializing in hydroponics, horticultural lighting and organic garden supplies. I have been a big part of growing the business from a small single location to a chain of 4 locations. My experience at Urban Sunshine has taught me skills in leadership, organization and Business Managment. I also was responsible for running/maintaining the company's e-commerce website.

Toucan Willie's Restaurant

Asst. Kitchen Manager

I started working at Toucan Willie's as a 16 year old diswasher. It was a job that taught me the value of hard work, instilling a strong work ethic. I worked up through each position in the kitchen until reaching a managerial position.

Education

UCF Coding Bootcamp

Jan 2017 - July 2017

(Certificate Pending)

An intensive 26-week long boot camp dedicated to designing and building web applications. Skills learned consist of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Firebase, Node.js, mySQL, Express, Handlebars.js (before conculsion of the course we will also cover MongoDB ans React).

Valencia College

Sept 1997 - May 2000

Associate in Arts Degree

Projects

Literary Hangman

Literary Hangman

A javascript hangman game themed on book titles. Letter choices show as an old typewriter and the user can click them to choose. Wrong choices will progress a series of hangman images. Games tracks wins and losses.

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Civilization Trivia Game

Civilization Trivia Game

A javascript trivia game themed on people that have influenced civilization. It takes the user through 10 random questions picked from a list of 40. The game has a 1:30 timer that runs while the questions are up and paused during the correct/wrong reveals. A synopsis is given at the end of the round.

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Giphy App

Giphy App

A gif finding app that works through a javascript AJAX call to the Giphy API. There are preloaded search term buttons with a TV show theme. Users can create their own search term buttons. Users can choose to return 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 gifs to return. The results are organized into 3 columns.

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Westeros Friend Finder

Westeros Friend Finder

An app that matches the user to the Game of Thrones character that best matches their personality based on an answer comparison of a 10 question survey. There is also a survey that will match the user to another fan of GoT and add the users info for future searches.

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streamius

Streamius

I was group leader on this project made by a team of 4 students. It is an entertainment application that allows users to look up movies and get detailed information including what providers currently offer said movie to stream. It connects to several APIs including guide-box.

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RGB Journal

RGB Journal

This is a journal that gardeners can use to post, share, comment with other gardeners their experiences in growing various crops.

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