Senior Software Engineer - National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes - Nov 2018 to Now
I built the software infrastructure for Deafverse, a Choose Your Own Adventure web game for transition age Deaf youth. National Deaf Center considers Deafverse to be the first American Sign Language game - featured on Ars Technica.
I developed the video story/choice transition system tailored for the sign language user experience, as well as support for login, badges, notifications, and adaptive settings.
Responsibilities include navigating development roadmap, implementing features, maintaining and refactoring code, reviewing bug reports, assessing impact, finding solutions for bugs, and running retrospectives.
Software Consultant - Freelance - Dec 2014 to Now
I provide full service web design and development for various clients in the education, business, and non-profit sectors.
Developed a hybrid iOS/Android app with a video dictionary of the Nicaragua Sign Langauge with learning features for parents of Deaf kids in Nicaragua as part of an educational grant for a nonprofit.
Developed a survey webapp that recorded user responses to video-based prompts. This app helped universities administer health surveys for Deaf people with limited written language skills.
Developed various marketing websites and business apps with Ruby on Rails, Middleman, Wordpress, LocomotiveCMS, and Shopify. Heroku, Amazon Web Services, and Pantheon.io used often.