Ursula has over five years experience in software development and specializes in front-end development. She has experience leading a team of remote developers and in her spare time organizes tech events. Her favorite tasks are intricate UI work and end-to-end testing.
GitHub, Sublime Text, MacOS
The most amazing...
...work I've completed was an open source project—a CMS for charity children's coding clubs built in AngularJS and Node.js.
- Developed new features and provided technical consultation for MasterCards eCommerce and payment solutions (AngularJS, HTML5, SASS).
- Gained experience with the Kanban approach using JIRA.
- Performed version control and code review with Crucible.
- Monitored builds using Bamboo.
- Implemented the upkeep of protractor smoke tests.
- Translated PSD designs into code, working closely with designers.
- Led the development and project management of a community open source project and all other CoderDojo platforms.
- Cultivated open source community engagement and promotion of project; also onboarded developers.
- Evangelized about CoderDojo and organized tech community events.
- Oversaw the system administration of all CoderDojo software, used by 850+ clubs in 60+ countries.
- Deployed, tested, and supported the roll-out of new applications and bug fixes.
- Devised, reviewed, curated, and rated technical content used in Dojos around the world.
- Wrote procedural documentation and provided relevant reporting on progress.
- Analyzed database statistics and conceived plans for expanding the use of the community system.
- Implemented new urgent updates to the system when required.
- Identified and curated partnerships with fund sources/alliances where relevant.
- Interviewed and assessed assignments for new hires.
- Mentored at classes teaching Ruby on Rails.
- Mentored at classes teaching Python.
- Mentored at a class teaching Git in collaboration with GitHub.
Senior Web Developer
- Built an API for internal use (using HTML5, CSS, Elasticsearch, AngularJS, Solr, and PHPUnit).
- Developed the Daft API for mobile developers.
- Received formal Scrum training, managed the backlog, and prioritized tasks.
- Trained junior developers, was responsible for projects being completed, and delegated tasks.
- Reviewed coding assignments and conducted interviews of potential candidates.
- Did peer code reviews—complying and encouraging compliance of coding standard.
- Ensured the smooth releases of projects.
- Maintained and optimized a large MySQL database.
- Generated statistics for marketing department.
- Improved scam/spam protection and security for the site.
- Analyzed site data from Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, XHProf, and browser plugins to improve site speed.
- Performed version control using Git.
- Deployed code.
- Monitored builds using Jenkins.
Microsoft Landing Pagehttp://simplify.com/microsoft
CoderDojo Community Projecthttps://zen.coderdojo.com/
The open source project is online at https://github.com/CoderDojo/community-platform/.
You can see the front-end code at https://github.com/CoderDojo/cp-zen-platform/
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Grace Hopper Sponshorship
The Advanced Git Guide: Git Stash, Reset, Rebase, and More
PHPUnit, Protractor, AngularJS, Slim, Django REST Framework, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Hapi.js
jQuery, Node.js, Yelp API, Seneca.js, Intercom API, Salesforce API, Google Maps
GitHub, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Jira, Crucible, Jenkins, Sublime Text 2, Sublime Text, GitLab, Solr, VirtualBox, Bamboo
Responsive, Model View Controller (MVC), Agile Software Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), REST, Kanban
JSON, MySQL, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL
Ajax, Code Review, Front-end Development, PSD Slicing, Command-line Interface (CLI), Interviews, SOAP, Intercom
MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NetBeans
Certificate in Advanced Git-Training with GitHub
GitHub - San Francisco, CA, USA
PHP 5.3 Zend Certificate in PHP
Zend - Cupertino, CA, USA
Master's Degree (1st Class Honors) in Computer Science
University College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art
Gorey School of Art - Wexford, Ireland