My company, QuarkSpring, does software consulting & builds and hosts e-commerce web apps. Our first web app is called Coaches Flow — an online subscription service that is e-commerce and collaboration for business, health & life coaches. This is a big vision, so the first version is focused simply around tools to make & manage client appointments. It will be available soon.
Also in development is an app called WorkNote — a way to store and track your work and documents using a simple note taking model.
I was previously on the faculty of an amazing coding bootcamp called PDX Code Guild where we helped people retrain themselves as full-stack web developers.
I've assited with mentoring at Code Day this year in Portland. It's a great experience and environment for kids to learn coding by hacking on a project for a weekend.
I was able be a mentor at a Django Girls event where over the course of a day, showed students (many of whom had never made a website before) how to create an application in Django and host it on the web. A great community and they have an excellent Django Tutorial
I had the honor of volunteering with an organization called Teals to teach AP Computer Science to high school students in Portland, OR. high schools. It was a great learning experience.
I'm once again volunteering with Hack Oregon on an open source project to create a platform and framework for making public information about the City of Portland more available for data analysis and geospatial visualization. This project (PlotPDX) is definitely a work in progress (but will be totally cool when completed).
I love to help others & I'd love to work with you. Unfortunately, I'm not available for new contract work at the moment, but I'm happy to connect on LinkedIn to discuss possible projects. I am based out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon.
I'm always learning new things and trying to improve my skills. Here are some new things I'm currently learning or playing with: