About

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Hello! I'm Catherine, and I build the internets.

I am a Web Developer at Sparkbox, a commercial web shop in Southwest Ohio. I graduated from Miami University with a B.S.A. in Art Education, taught high school for a while, and decided that it wasn't for me. I spent nearly three years working for Cincinnati StartUp ChoreMonster before deciding to become a full-time developer.

My strong passion for education has never left me; I spend a good amount of time volunteering with Girl Develop It, teaching code classes and generally helping out. My other hobbies include reading, video games, tabletop games, oil painting, and boffer sports.

Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 and Sass
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Git and Github
  • PHP and Wordpress
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Trello, Zenhub, Basecamp
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • QuickBooks
  • Game Design (MDA Framework)
  • Problem Solving
  • QA and Customer Support

Education

  • Miami University of Oxford Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Art in Art Education
  • Thematic Sequence in Interactive Media Perspectives (Narrative in Video Games)

Experience

  • Sparkbox, Web Developer July 2016 - Present
  • Hired full time post Apprenticeship.
  • Sparkbox, Apprentice Web Developer January 2016 - July 2016
  • Worked to become a Full Stack developer with a focus on a Rails environment: Ruby, HTML, CSS, Sass, JS, etc.
  • Full apprenticeship details available at seesparkbox.com
  • Girl Develop It, Instructor March 2015 - Present
  • Develop and teach 4-week programing curriculum for Intro to HTML/CSS course.
  • Girl Develop It, Teaching Assistant July 2014 - Present
  • TA for multiple programming courses, including:
  • Intro to HTML/CSS, Dev for Designers, Intermediate HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Intro to Web Concepts, Intro to Javascript, Intro to Git.
  • ChoreMonster, Operations Manager August 2013 - January 2016
  • Office Manager August 2013 - February 2015
  • Disney/TechStars Accelerator - 2014 Graduate
  • Organized Global Game Jam Cincinnati - 2015
  • Launched ChoreMonster 2.0 on Web, iOS, Android and Win8.
  • Attended GDC 2014 in San Francisco.
  • Implemented localization in seven countries.
  • Resolved or escalated all user tech support tickets.
  • Assisted in Marketing and Project Management duties.
  • Developed new Blog layout using CSS/HTML and PHP via Wordpress.
  • Launched May 2015 at blog.choremonster.com
  • Cincinnati Chapter IGDA, Vice Chair March 2015 - January 2016
  • IGDA is the "International Game Developers Association"
  • Responsible for all records, registrations, and bookkeeping.
  • Elevated from Emerging to Established chapter, June 2015