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mJordan Brady

I design, develop, & teach the web

Highlighted Skills

Favorite Things

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Sass
  • PostCSS
  • Gatsby
  • React.js
  • Vue.js
  • Greensock
  • Git / GitHub
  • Design Systems

Self Explored

  • Pattern Lab
  • Python
  • WordPress
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • Vagrant
  • Bash Scripting (ZSH)

Design

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Atomic Design
  • UX Design

Recent Roles

Alchemy Code Lab

August 2018 - December 2018

Lead Instructor and Curriculum Author at Full Stack JavaScript Bootcamp

Skill Set: Vue.js, PostCSS, CSS Animation, Gatsby.js, Netlify, Command Line, Git, Github, Design, Teaching

  • Co-instructed bootcamp prep, bootcamp 1 and 2 classes.
  • Authored and tested new curriculum in the “devsigner” category for all class levels offered.
  • Collaborated one-on-one with students to troubleshoot code.

Pro Unlimited (Nike)

November 2017 - August 2018

Contractor: Applications Engineer and Prototyper

Skill Set: React.js, Storybook, Redux, Rapid Prototyping, Sketch, UX Design, User Testing

  • Created rapid prototypes for new features and layouts across teams and applications.
  • Built working prototype versions for A/B testing and user studies.
  • Expanded the internal CSS framework.
  • Fixed visual bugs across teams and applications.
  • Programatically integrated new designs within existing applications.
  • Helped teams understand and adopt the corporate standards for how designs should be implemented technically.
  • Selected as a member of a proof of concept team that built and implemented a design system using Storybook and Sketch to output sharable React component.

Background

Contractor Roles at Stackary, Biamp (IT Motives), Graphtek

January 2014 – July 2017

Skill Set: Node.js, Hapi.js, Joi.js, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Gulp.js, jQuery, jQuery UI, Handlebars, Sass, Subversion, Git, GitHub, API Design, MySQL, SVG, HTML Canvas, UX Design

  • Authored internal documentation on all new features implemented.
  • Engineered multiple features from wireframes through the backend API and database.
  • Reskinned full application based on my own designs which included UX optimizations.
  • Created a reusable front-end design system.
  • Upgraded non-web-based software to modern JavaScript interface.
  • Navigated a legacy system and custom WordPress sites to perform content and structural updates.
  • Automated the signup process for main app by creating an automated Node.js based CLI tool to send templated emails created with Zerb for Email and sent using Amazon SES.

Teaching: Tech Academy, Treehouse, Private

June 2015 – Current

Skill Set: Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, PHP, WordPress, MySQL, Python, Git, GitHub, APIs, Responsive Design, Accessibility, SVG Graphics

  • Collaborated with students in one-on-one sessions to help them learn how to solve problems and debug code.
  • Provided in-depth code reviews to ensure all requirements were met.
  • Facilitated agile student teams in sprints to complete projects for real world clients.
  • Devised unique code challenges, lessons, and extra projects to challenge students.

Community Involvement

Puppies and Portfolios

January 2019 - Present

Founder / Organizer

  • Founded a new meetup group to help people focus on building portfolios in pursuit of tech jobs.
  • Organize meetings every two weeks, where I lead discussions on effective portfolio design and content.
  • Assist with technical implementation of designs.

PDXNode

June 2017 - Present

Co-Organizer / Lead Organizer

  • Organize monthly presentation nights and hack nights by securing speakers and managing all logistics.
  • Engage with members on social media to promote events.
  • Connect with sponsors to secure funds for food, space, and prizes to be won at events.
  • Spearheaded organizing efforts to host a full day International Nodebots day event in 2018, which included enlisting volunteers and mentors, acquiring equipment, coordinating with sponsors, and leading the technical workshop.

Women Who Code Portland

September 2016 - Present

Leadership Team, Open Source Study Night Co-Lead(2018), CSS Study Night Co-Lead(2019)

  • Volunteer at monthly networking nights to help with checking in attendees and handling other logistics as needed.
  • Assist in organize networking nights by finding speakers and locations as well as coordinating other volunteers.
  • Co-lead the Open Source Study nights for a year (2018).
  • Co-leading new CSS study nights starting in 2019 where I will help introduce people to new and advanced CSS techniques.

Free Code Camp Portland

2016 - Present

Mentor / Co-Organizer

  • Lead various technical talks on demand.
  • Organized and led a hackathon as part of the global online Free Code Camp hackathon in October 2018 by gathering sponsors, securing a venue, and coordinating volunteers for a 48 hour event.

Speaking

Dig in on Grid

  • Confernece: WordCampPDX | November 2018

CSS Grid Workshop

  • Meetup: Alchemy Code Lab | October 2018
  • Meetup: Front End PDX | July 2018
  • Meetup: Women Who Code: JavaScript Study Night | June 2018

I Get By With A Little Help From My Community

  • Meetup: Portland Jr Developers | September 2018
  • Meetup: Portland Future Leaders In Tech | June 20181

Toastmasters

February 2018 - Present

  • Completed four speaches in level 1
  • Placed second at the club level in the Humor Speech Contest
  • Elected Officer: VP of Education