Denver Developer && Song Builder
I'm an endlessly curious web developer with 15+ years performing and operating a tech-forward music business. I am a graduate of McGill University and General Assembly, living in Denver, Colorado with my family.
I am currently employed by the Morehouse School of Medicine, proudly working as a software engineer on the open-source Health Equity Tracker, which was built by Google.org and is now further expanded by the Satcher Health Leadership Institute.
I believe deeply in the power of music and technology to uplift our communities, so please reach out if I can help or answer any questions you may have. Let's build something together!
Free-to-use data visualization platform enabling new insights into the impact of COVID-19 and other social and political determinants of health on historically underrepresented groups in the US; built collaboratively by Google.org and continuously expanded by the Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Ongoing project allowing me to experiment with new web tech in a low-stakes environment; currently forked from a template using Astro for server side generated pages. Dynamically pulls in my recent blog posts with GraphQL at build time.
Refactored my professional music site to incorporate modern web best-practices and allow seamless CI/CD with Netlify and GitHub; filterable song search for improved user experience. Configured multiple components using secure server page routes to authenticate access to Spotify API and render data visualizations of repertoire meta-data.
Fullstack Python App with Django. Created this web app to provide my extended family integrated property management tools. Syncs consensus-based scheduling with Google Calendar API using a Google Cloud Platform service account; Heroku deployment required customized configuration to generate required credentials file. “Demo” logs in a pre-authenticated account and programmatically generates additional test accounts with tiered authentication and incoming action requests to demonstrate user-to-user interactions. Prioritizes responsive design with media queries and CSS variables; persistent dark mode toggle selection.
Uses Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern, user stories, and an internal RESTful API. CRUD functionality restricted per user status; offers custom encrypted registration or Google OAuth login. Project-managed team of 6, utilizing GitHub's agile board to delegate and to minimize merge conflicts. Wrote 3 technical posts, assisting team members with deployments and environmental variables; provided hands-on assistance on multiple occasions and helped instructor solve another team's bug. Personally contributed across the stack: scaffolding functional React components; dynamic searching; hooks for state management and side-effects; assisted with JWT process.
Delegates and restricts users' CRUD permissions with OAuth2; plots user location and data with Google Maps API; integrates a deployed MongoDB Atlas NoSQL database; internally operates a RESTful API backend in Node/Express with EJS templating.
Automate gig promotion by programmatically submitting to multiple online event services. User inputs details into a local .xls spreadsheet, and the data is uploaded publicly to Songkick, BandsInTown, Strumsy, and privately to Dubsado. Further integration propagates this information to Spotify, Google, a user's Google Calendar, and many more locations.