I'm not much of a talker, but let me rant about myself for a bit. You can skip ahead to: my passions, overview about my education or my work.
My full curriculum vitae can be viewed here and downloaded through the link: Download CV.pdf.
I'm an aspiring full-stack front-end developer. I'm interested in all kinds of visual communication, but my major focus is on designing web interfaces. I love (and preach) all things Node.js, semantic HTML, the power of CSS & progressive enhancement. Lately I've really enjoyed tinkering with:
- Vue.js ♥
- Anything ES6
I work great with designers (challenging the flow and their thought process), other devs 🤓 or less-techy folk (pretty sure that's the technical term for it).
I've also dabbled in other fields (and hope to perfect them in the future), like:
- automation & shell scripting
- web performance
- CD & CI
- agile thinking
- UNIX-based systems
- UX & user flow
- interaction design
- Googling for solutions (near master level 💯)
Being a self-claimed autodidact, I consider myself a proud drop out. Instead of going the standard university route (BSc, MSc, internships, etc.), I pivoted and spent my time tinkering on small private projects, reading books & articles and listening to podcasts.
My biggest educational growth though were the first few months at my first job and I believe my hunger for knowledge has sky-rocketed ever since. I also love meetups and conferences (...it's the free swag).
Since some do care about the official part of this, here's a rundown:
- CS at Tallinn University of Technology
- quit June 2015
- I in no way mean to bad-mouth, but the (at the time) outdated curriculum and narrow-minded teachers left me wanting more. I've listed the relevant completed courses under my LinkedIn profile.
- Hardcore developer training at PluralSight
- attended May 2015
- A thorough overview of a web developer's stack before PluralSight expanded their training courses.
- Certificate in Full Stack Development at Free Code Camp
- Spring 2015
- Exact Science Field at Old Town Educational College (Secondary education)
- Graduated June 2012
Favourite learning resources:
- News/article feeds
I like fiddling small components and scripts on codepen, jsfiddle, gist and on my Arduino. I started out creating websites for neighbours and small companies, which really sparked a passion. Here's what I've been up to since:
- FE developer at Bigbank
- July 2015–current
- I started out supporting an in-house Wordpress theme, helping marketers create pages with a page builder. Worked with the design team to unify the corporate visuals across multiple countries and platforms (also implemented a pattern library). I then shifted bit more towards Node's full-stack world and worked with microservices and the Wordpress REST API to render its contents as a separate Vue application. I've learned heaps about virtualisation, dockerisation, CI & CD, security, authentication, and too much about front-end itself to even list.
- Programming teacher at Saue High school
- Autumn 2015–Spring 2016
- My job was to give my students a basic understanding of the principles of programming, whilst keeping it a fun learning experience. I teach Python mostly through games and active user input, so their first experience with programming wouldn't be stale.
- Started 2014
- Programming has long been an interest of mine. Having also a soft spot for the artsy side in me—front-end development seemed like an excellent field to start gaining some experience.
In my free time I enjoy working on my motorcycle, disc golfing, practising muay thai & BJJ... and starring GitHub repos ⭐.