Software Developer, Tech Educator
I'm currently the Director of the DC Youth Corps at FutureFIRST, where I help individuals from underserved communities in DC pursue a career in tech. Before that, I taught web development and visual programming with General Assembly, FLYE, and Code4Life. I've also worked on several social media campaigns and Search Engine Optimization projects for Fission Strategy, Loebig Ink, PCC4Refugees, and AsylumConnect.
I'm a big fan of CodeWars, a community of 400,000 software engineers. I'm one of its top 100 contributors, and I appear on its leaderboard. My SQL and TypeScript katas have been taken more than 13,000 times so far.
In April 2018, I participated in the #SmallBusinessWeek hackathon, which was organized by Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Together, with four of my colleages, we built Hermyz, a Slack bot which helps small businesses track and pay their invoices. Hermyz won the grand prize of the hackathon $10,000, and was covered by Visa, PYMNTS.com, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
When I'm not working, you can find me hosting dinner parties, practicing nature photography, and listening to Reggaeton.
Let’s build awesome apps together!
|CSS||CSS | SASS | LESS | Bootstrap | Materialize|
|Backend||Ruby | Rails | WordPress | Django|
|Databases||MongoDB | PostgreSQL | MySQL | Firebase|
|Deployment||AWS | Heroku | GitHub | GitLab|
|Other||Bash | Zsh | Git | Agile | Wire-framing | User Stories | Domain Modeling | ERD | Test-Driven Development|
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#Ruby #Rails #React #PostgreSQL
Storyteller is a social media platform dedicated to storytelling. It's a place where you can share your story with the world. Storyteller is built with Ruby on Rails and React. It uses a PostgreSQL database, and is deployed on Heroku. Storyteller has a wide variety of features including user authentication with Devise, third-party authenticathion through Facebook, Google, and Twitter with Omniauth, two-factor authentication with Authy, file storage on AWS S3, pagination and infinite scrolling, and many other features. It has 19 models, 22 controllers, and more than 3000 lines of code.Code Visit
#Node #Express #MongoDB
#Node #Express #React #MongoDB
Agora is an open online forum and chat application. It's built to provide an open and free space for people around the world to dicuss the issues they care about. It is built with Node, Express, MongoDB, and React. Socket.io is used to provide real-time chat between users. ReactMaterialize library is used for styling.Code
#Express #React #MongoDB #Slack
Winner of Visa Hackathon April 2018Code Visit
Hermyz is a Slack bot which Keeps track of your invoices, and allows you to review and pay them, without leaving the Slack window. I built Hermyz with a group of my colleagues during the #SmallBusinesWeek Hackathon, which was organized by Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, DC on April 27-29, 2018. Hermyz is built in Express, React, and Go, and is deployed to Kubernetes.
Installfest is a shell script I wrote for General Assembly's students to help them install the basic applications they need to start learning fullstack web development. GA had a previous Installfest script written in Ruby; it was written in more than a thousand lines of code. I rewrote the script in Shell in seventy lines. The script I wrote runs in half the time and is far more user-friendly than the old one, which makes the process of onboarding new students less complicated.Code
filter_dramaSQL For Beginners
#SQL #Ruby #RSpec
SQL for Beginners is a collection of code challenges (Katas) at Codewars.com. I created it to help junior programmers practice their skills in SQL. As of July 2018, these challenges have been taken by more than 12,000 software engineers.Visit
Mike is a dynamo - an incisive genius whose strategic vision helped accelerate many of our projects across a wide array of issues such as immigration reform, the environment, education, human rights, humanitarian foundation support and more. He's a quick study for any topic or tech and can seemingly become an expert overnight. I'd recommend him to any team looking to enhance their success.
Mike is an extremely reliable colleague. When faced with complicated problems, he offered simple solutions that reflected a deep and thoughtful engagement with the problem at hand. He consistently and proactively contributed valuable perspective to crucial team decisions, spotting potential problems before they arose. He is very passionate, driven, self-reliant, compassionate, and profoundly motivated to help others.
Mike is a strategic thinker, productive do-er, and problem solver extraordinaire. He always has great ideas for what can be done better, and excellent follow through with getting those things done! He does an outstanding job addressing concerns in detail with compelling stats, and thinks through the best recommendations to make. His proactive drive in pushing projects forward makes for great collaboration and teamwork.
Mike was an integral part of the AsylumConnect team as our dedicated Social Media Manager. In this role, he drastically improved AsylumConnect’s multi-platform social media presence by increasing both our followings and level of engagement. He reliably crafted informative, timely, and engaging content. He was always responsive, insightful, and willing to offer suggestions to improve our social media performance.