I learned HTML back in the late 90s in high school. My first website was a customized Geocities page dedicated to my favorite fonts. In college, I combined my language skills with web development skills and created Cariblanguage.org, a website devoted to indigenous languages of the Caribbean. Then I decided to focus on Linguistics. When I came back the field of Web Development had changed dramatically.
In graduate school I continued learning linguistics but this time I made sure to focus on technology and computational linguistics. My coursework opened a new world of computer programming. I was exposed to Haskell, Perl, Prolog and Python. I also realized that tech was beginning to appear in all facets of our daily lives. I was intrigued.
In 2016, I decided to dive into tech full-time. I attended a bootcamp called Prime Digital Academy from November 2015 - February 2016. It was intense, and sometimes frustrating, but not only did I learn the MEAN stack, but I also learned that I really love programming. I am happy on my programming journey and continue to learn new languages and skills. I am excited to begin my development career!Checkout my skills
Currently learning: Java • PHP • Ruby on Rails
Namah - Many Native American communities are seeking ways to combat language loss by documenting their languages and need user-friendly language documenting apps. I prototyped an online dictionary-making app that serves as an online repository, and also creates a functional online dictionary for immediate use. Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Booststrap, Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Git
Roots for the Home Team - Roots for the Home Team is a non-profit that partners with youth garden groups to develop salad recipes and sell them at sports games. They needed a better way to connect with garden groups beyond Google Docs. I co-developed a custom internal app using a RESTful API that saved the non-profit hundreds of hours in scheduling and organization time. Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Node.js, Express.js, AngularJS, Angular Materials, Gulp, Git
Internet Assessor - Lionbridge Technologies
Instructor/Teaching Assistant - University of Arizona
Linguist - VizLingo, Inc.