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Hi! I'm Andrew.

I'm a Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

About Me



Background

I'm a software developer, citizen technologist, musician, cyclist, runner, and petter of animals.

I believe in using technology to solve problems, grow businesses, and empower individuals. I've been at the helm of designing and developing life-changing technologies; products that that improve patient care, platforms to help non-profits reach their fundraising goals, and even technology that backs organizations making the holidays brighter for children in need.

I currently work at Xceleration where I'm the front-end lead for one of our clients, helping to deliver a state-of-the-art rewards and recognition platform. I'm also a member of the leadership team at Open Charlotte, a civic-tech focused non-profit where I built a web application for the "CMPD Explorers Christmas Project" that helps the team deliver gifts to over 1,500 children in Mecklenburg County during the holidays.

In the past I have been the lead developer of a web, phone, and mobile platform that handles medical emergencies for over five million patients, the lead developer at a fundraising startup, and the instructor of a PHP class I developed. I have also worked as a video editor, digital journalist, and radio producer, and I helped build and manage a hyper-local news website and internet radio station.

For the most part I've been self-taught in software development through curiosity and experience. I have however taken some courses at Suffolk County Community College, Stony Brook University, and Empire State College along the way to fill what I felt were some knowledge gaps.

When I'm not coding you can find me on a bicycle, playing traditional Irish music at a pub, or volunteering at an animal shelter.


Technical Skills

Backend
Node (NestJS), PHP (Phalcon, Laravel, WordPress), Python

Frontend
JavaScript (React, Styled Components, Redux)

Mobile Application Development
Titanium (Android & iOS)

Databases
MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB (some)

Management Tools and VCS
Git, GitHub, BitBucket, JIRA, Confluence, Trello

Services
Twilio, AuthorizeNet, PayPal

Cloud Services
AWS (EC2, S3, Route 53), Digital Ocean


Awards & Alcolades

People's Choice Award
Xceleration (2017)

"Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges"
Suffolk County Community College (2014)

Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society
Suffolk County Community College (2014)

"Battle of the Brains" Programming Competition Winner
Suffolk County Community College (2013)

Vice President - SCCC Broadcasters
Suffolk County Community College (2012)

"Tuning into Smithtown"
Featured in Newsday (2011)


Education

Suffolk County Community College
A.A.S Radio & Television Production (2012)
Courses: "Computer Architecture", "Advanced Java," (2014)

Stony Brook University
Course: "Introduction to Java" (2013)

SUNY Empire State College
Course: "Introduction to Relational Database Systyems" (2015)



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My favorite side projects



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