At Kinetic I help with all-things front-end, working mostly with React and Redux. Kinetic’s dashboards offer data insights into their wearable devices as well as allow users to handle all related admin tasks. Most of my work has been centered around feature development for social-distancing protocols related to Covid-19.
I started as a junior on a team of two. As the company grew from four to 25 employees, my responsibilities grew to include full-stack development and feature architecture. The product was a robust real-time system that included scheduling, notifications, billing, fleet selection, and much more for non-emergency medical transportation. We used React and Typescript on the front-end and Elixir for the back-end. My largest contribution was an IVR system that exposed much of our application’s functionality including read-time ride-hailing. The IVR system eventually reduced our inbound customer support phone calls by over 80%.
As a web-developer at Authorea my first task was rebuilding their landing site according to new designs. The new designs were accompanied by a migration off of Bootstrap and into custom components and style guides. I spent the bulk of my remaining building front-end features for Authorea’s core product, a web-editor similar to google docs. Most of this work was done in React and Redux, using Ruby on Rails on the back-end.
Interning at Oak was my first exposure to professional development, including code reviews, bug fixes, issue tracking, and much more. My biggest contribution was building the http://freelancer.creativemornings.com/ website from scratch. I also wrote some small fixes for https://workingnotworking.com/ and other Oak clients. We used the static-site generator Jekyll for most of the front-end work, and Ruby on Rails on the backend.
Ruby on Rails
I came to NYU with the single focus of becoming a professional musician. Throughout my four years I was lucky to study with some of the best musicians in the world, including Billy Hart (in Miles Davis’s band), Pablo Rieppi (NYC Opera and NYC Philharmonic), and Lenny White (also in Miles Davis’s band). The experience taught me that I loved the tinkering, exploratory craftsmanship of music but was not cut out for the intensely social, travel-intensive lifestyle. Luckily I was able to find this same passion in programming.