Katrina Urso

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Full Stack Web Developer

Bellevue, WA

KATRINA URSO

FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPER

BELLEVUE, WA

katrina@kursodevelopment.com • 702.518.6942 • linkedin.com/in/katrinaurso • github.com/katrinaurso • kursodevelopment.com

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Stacks:

LAMP, MEAN, Ruby on Rails

 

Server Side Languages:

PHP, JavaScript, Ruby

 

Servers:

Apache, Node.js

 

Databases:

MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB

 

Front-End Technologies:

AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, APIs, Ajax, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Less.js, SASS

 

MVC Frameworks:

Express, Express.io, Rails 4, CodeIgniter

 

Tools:

Git, GitHub, Sublime Text, MySQL Workbench, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop

 

Skills:

Object Oriented Programming, eCommerce, Underscore, Socket.io, ORM, Test Driven Development, WordPress

 
SUMMARY
Full Stack Web Developer who is passionate about putting together all of the pieces.  Strong foundation of problem solving, hardware and software operation, working in high stress and strict deadline environment, and excellent customer service skills.  Desiring to find a position which will always be challenging and filled with learning, stretching my skill sets, and thinking outside of the box.

 

EXPERIENCE
Full Stack Web Developer – Teaching Assistant

Coding Dojo • Seattle, WA • 2014-2015

Helping students grasp difficult concepts and teaching lessons.  Particular focus was database development, design and queries in both SQL and non SQL.  Pair programmed with other teaching assistants to develop full-stack applications, working in an Agile environment.
IT Technical Support Intern

Western Newspapers Inc. • Yuma, AZ • 2007

Maintained and supported computers (Mac and PC), installed new programs and operating systems, learned how each individual department operated, traveled to other locations for problems, and worked in high stress situations against the clock.

 

Web Design Intern and Secretary

G-Spin Media • Cedar City, UT • 2002 – 2003

Year-long internship during high school working at a web design and graphics design company.  Taught myself HTML and CSS, with the opportunity to have it reviewed by the designers.  Answered phones, ran errands, scheduled, and greeted all customers.

 

*AVAILABLE FOR RELOCATION

 

PROJECTS  (Available on kursodevelopment.com and github)
K-12 Coding • 2015

Full-Stack Ruby on Rail application using SQLite, HTML, and CSS.  This application was pair-programed from scratch with one other person in just three days.  Designed to help students learn to code, while also benefiting the school as the school website.  Students can log in and change the HTML content as well as CSS styling, in a controlled environment.  It includes: templates for the content, login and registration with security, database, and ability to edit and update.

 

LifeRM • 2015

Personal Contact Relationship Manager (CRM) application built using Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, and CSS.  Developed solo, from scratch, including coming up with the idea, in just 3 days as a class project.

 

VagabondDancers.com • 2013

Developed a full-stack application to help connect dancers to dance events across the country.  Built using PHP, MySQL, HTML, and CSS.  This was a solo project before any formal training, as a hobby, to make an idea into a reality.  With only experience in HTML and CSS previous to this, self-taught PHP and MySQL database normalization and design as well as quick and efficient queries to pull information out the database.  It includes a database, user and separate admin interface with login and registration, and ability to add and search events. Will be re-coding this project, now that new techniques have been learned.

 

EDUCATION
Coding Dojo • Bellevue, WA

First woman to receive a Black Belt at Coding Dojo, and graduated with a Double Black Belt, the highest level of achievement attained by the top 5% of attendees.  Developed and progressed skills across three full stacks: LAMP, MEAN, and Ruby on Rails.  Learning all components of Front and Back End Development.  Logged over 1250 hours of intensive coding in just three months.  Able to develop multipage applications from scratch in each stack in under 4 hours.

 

University of Hawaii at Hilo • Hilo, HI

Completed almost three years of undergrad coursework pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  Passionate about how things fit together, and a strong curiosity to learn.  Intended to become a teacher to help students understand the sciences and mathematics.  Left due to a medical family emergency that required full time care.

Education

2014/2015

Double Black Belt at Coding Dojo

First woman to receive a Black Belt at Coding Dojo, and graduated with a Double Black Belt, the highest level of achievement attained by the top 5% of attendees. Developed and progressed skills across three full stacks: LAMP, MEAN, and Ruby on Rails. Learning all components of Front and Back End Development. Logged over 1250 hours of intensive coding in just three months. Able to develop multipage applications from scratch in each stack in under 4 hours.

Experience

2014/2015

Full Stack Web Developer - Teaching Assistant at Coding Dojo

Helping students grasp difficult concepts and teaching lessons. Particular focus was database development, design and queries in both SQL and non SQL. Pair programmed with other teaching assistants to develop full-stack applications, working in an Agile environment.

2006/2007

IT Technical Support - Intern at Western Newspapers Inc.

Maintained and supported computers (Mac and PC), installed new programs and operating systems, learned how each individual department operated, traveled to other locations for problems, and worked in high stress situations against the clock.

2002/2003

Web Design Intern - Secretary at G-Spin Media

Year-long internship during high school working at a web design and graphics design company. Taught myself HTML and CSS, with the opportunity to have it reviewed by the designers. Answered phones, ran errands, scheduled, and greeted all customers.

  • Updated 5 years ago

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