April Leone

April Leone

Seattle, United States
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April Leone

April Leone

Seattle, United States
Member since August 21, 2015
April is a senior front-end web developer with over 15 years of experience at companies like Starbucks, Rosetta Stone, and Livemocha. She specializes in building front-ends for JavaScript web applications, and has deep expertise in the nuances of cross-platform development.
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Portfolio
  • Rosetta Stone
    JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, Bower, Grunt, Git
  • Livemocha
    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SproutCore, WordPress
  • Starbucks
    Visual Studio, HTML, Sitecore
Experience
  • HTML, 16 years
  • CSS, 11 years
  • WordPress, 10 years
  • Agile Software Development, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • User Experience (UX), 10 years
  • SASS, 5 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
Seattle, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Sublime Text 2, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a themed web app that could display the user's language left to right or visa versa; this enabled one site to launch worldwide.
Employment
  • Senior Front-End Engineer
    Rosetta Stone
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Built a language-learning app for Arabic learners in AngularJS.
    • Constructed a reporting tool so administrators could see their students' progress in real-time.
    • Developed custom AngularJS services and corresponding tests.
    • Created custom exact-target email templates and data extensions, and a tool to allow administrators to email users at the click of a button.
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, Bower, Grunt, Git
  • Senior Front-End Engineer
    Livemocha
    2011 - 2013
    • Helped build the website Livemocha's language-learning platform from scratch using SproutCoreJS (EmberJS 1.0) and a designer mockup.
    • Built a custom content-editing tool so that a content creator can create their own language lessons for use in the Livemocha application.
    • Created custom CSS animations for a language learning app.
    • Integrated an application with a NoSQL database using JSON endpoints and also added a custom font icons for use throughout the application.
    • Supported the marketing team with WordPress website issues.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SproutCore, WordPress
  • Senior Front-End Developer
    Starbucks
    2011 - 2011
    • Built custom pages for the Starbucks' website and pages for iOS devices for their store music downloads.
    • Integrated Starbucks' pages with a Sitecore content service.
    • Constructed the April 2011 day of service portion of the website. This allowed volunteers to sign up to help with various community-service projects worldwide.
    • Made periodic updates to the corporate website using an Agile Scrum team.
    Technologies: Visual Studio, HTML, Sitecore
Experience
  • Livemocha.com (Development)
    http://learn.livemocha.com

    This is a custom language-learning site. It was originally built in SproutCore in 2012, but rebuilt in AngularJS in 2015.

    The site uses Grunt/Node for the server, Bower for package management, and custom font icons.

    Livemocha has a history of a 11 million users worldwide.

Skills
  • Languages
    SASS, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Tools
    Git, Bower, Grunt
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    WordPress Theme Design, Mac, WordPress
  • Storage
    NoSQL, MySQL
  • Misc
    Cross-browser Development, PSD slicing, PSD to HTML5, Custom WordPress, User Experience (UX), Localization
  • Frameworks
    Karma, SproutCore, AngularJS, Jasmine
  • Libraries/APIs
    lodash, Underscore.js, jQuery
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