Sarah Paetsch

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Front End Web Developer

Seattle, WA

Sarah Paetsch – Seattle, WA | spaetsch@gmail.com | 512.293.7337

Profile

I am a front end web developer who likes to create products that inform and delight users, as well as help them achieve their goals. I also have eight years of interactive writing experience in a variety of tech industry settings, ranging from client training and product help, to e-learning and game development.

Technical Skills

Proficient

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Git/GitHub
  • AngularJS
  • SMACSS
  • Gulp

Developing

  • Node.js
  • Express
  • MongoDB
  • Jasmine

Projects

Surplus Connection (2015) – surplusconnection.herokuapp.com

  • Connects nonprofits with donors of surplus goods and shipping space
  • Built from concept to completion in four days by a team of four
  • Uses AngularJS, Sass, Bourbon, Neat, and MongoDB
  • I implemented the AngularJS data binding, templates, and controllers used throughout the app
  • I contributed to the style and layout of the site using Sass and Neat

Virtual Tour (2015) – kmskelton.github.io

  • Provides users with travel inspiration in photos and articles
  • Built from concept to completion in one week by a three person team
  • Uses the Flickr API, the WikiVoyage API, Skeleton grid, bxSlider, and Firebase
  • I implemented the Flickr and mediawiki APIs to search for photos and articles
  • I used bxSlider to display the photo search results and Skeleton grid for layout

Neighborhood Map (2015) –www.sarahpaetsch.com/map/map.html

  • Web app that maps points of interest in Queen Anne (a Seattle neighborhood) and provides reviews
  • Implemented Google maps and Yelp APIs, knockout.js

Work Experience

Entrepreneur / Indie Yarn Dyer – Devilbunny Dyeworks, Campbell, CA (2010-present)

  • Direct and manage every facet of a small online business selling hand-dyed yarn.

Technical Writer in Customer Education – National Instruments, Austin, TX (2008-2009)

  • Researched and authored content for online courses, both live
    instructor-led and self-paced styles
  • Managed the expansion of online course catalog to more than double its size
  • Wrote and managed publication of customer training for NI software and hardware classes
  • Tested hardware and coding exercises to verify accuracy

Technical Writer (LabWindows/CVI) – National Instruments, Austin, TX (2007)

  • Authored and edited documentation for LabWindows/CVI, a C development environment
  • Spearheaded a project to update and expand CVI documentation process docs
  • Devised a one-button solution to prepare and easily convert thousands of CVI CHM files to HTML for ni.com

E-learning Content Developer (contract) – Enspire, Austin, TX (Jan 2006-Aug 2006)

  • Wrote and designed for interactive e-learning courses, serious games, and simulations
  • Motivated learners with clear and engaging writing and design, even on complex subjects
  • Improved development pipeline and processes at a growing start-up

Education

Code Fellows – Seattle, WA (2015)
Certificate, Front End Development

Udacity – Online (2015)
Certificate, Front End Development

Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR (2013-2014)
Computer Science

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX (1998-2000)
M.A. in English
Computers Specialization

The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH (1994-1998)
B.A. in English
Computer Science minor

Selected Academic Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Mellon Fellowship
  • National Merit Scholarship

Education

2015

Front End Development at Code Fellows

2015

Front End Development at Udacity

2013-2014

Computer Science at Oregon State University

1998-2000

M.A. in English with Computers Specialization at The University of Texas at Austin

1994-1998

B.A. in English with Computer Science minor at The Ohio State University

Experience

2008-2009

Technical Writer in Customer Education at National Instruments

• Researched and authored content for online courses, both live
instructor-led and self-paced styles
• Managed the expansion of online course catalog to more than double its size
• Wrote and managed publication of customer training for NI software and hardware classes
• Tested hardware and coding exercises to verify accuracy

2007

Technical Writer (LabWindows/CVI) at National Instruments

• Authored and edited documentation for LabWindows/CVI, a C development environment
• Spearheaded a project to update and expand CVI documentation process docs
• Devised a one-button solution to prepare and easily convert thousands of CVI CHM files to HTML for ni.com

2006

E-learning Content Developer at Enspire Learning

• Wrote and designed for interactive e-learning courses, serious games, and simulations
• Motivated learners with clear and engaging writing and design, even on complex subjects
• Improved development pipeline and processes at a growing start-up

  • Updated 6 years ago

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