Hi, I'm Ryan.

I'm a self-taught web developer, eager to turn my spare time passion into a full-time career.

A Bit about me

I started working at a financial advisory firm in Chicago right after graduation, in the summer of 2015.

Not long after, I began to build a Wordpress site to share and discuss interesting articles, books and podcasts with my virtual book club. I became absolutely enthralled with customizing the design, implementing knew functionality and simply building something from nothing.

Fast forward to today - I've built a portfolio of fun and challenging projects, learning as much as I could along the way. I also became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant.

Now, I'm determined to start programming beyond my mornings, nights and weekends.

Portfolio

The Daily Gray

A web application that offers a better way to consume political news and opinions.

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Node.js • Express • React • MongoDB • ES6 • Webpack • Responsive Design • REST API • Heroku
First Job Finance

Tools and checklists to help adults-in-progress stress less about their personal finances.

Ember.js • Handlebars • localStorage • Sass
Stellar Account Dashboard

Your Stellar (digital block chain currency platform) account details.

Ember.js • Ember Data • Stellar Horizon REST API
The Daily Gray Chrome Extension

A chrome extension used to rate, curate and submit content to The Daily Gray.

JavaScript • Google API • The Daily Gray API
Rainy Day Fund App

An app to help users understand the purpose of a rainy day fund and how to establish one.

React • Redux • React Router • ES6 • create-react-app • localStorage • React-Bootstrap • GitHub Pages


React, Redux and Rainy Day Funds: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

I published a detailed tutorial covering everything from initial create-react-app project setup to deployment on GitHub Pages.

The Daily Gray Blog

A simple blogging platform with inline post creation tools.

Node.js • Express • MongoDB • Mongoose • jQuery • Heroku
Blisst

A Wordpress site for sharing and discussing interesting things with members of my book club. This site is no longer active, but you may see the functionality in the video below.

WordPress • Custom Child Theme • PHP • JavaScript • jQuery • Disqus API • Responsive Design

Skills

Front-End

React
Redux
Ember.js
JavaScript
jQuery
Handlebars
Bootstrap
Sass / SCSS

Back-End

Node.js
express
MongoDB

Tools & Services

NPM
webpack
Heroku
Wordpress

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