Matt Kelly

Full Stack Web Developer

Summary

Full stack web developer with a flair for the creative. Nothing thrills me more than diving head-first into unfamiliar concepts and rapidly developing a new skill set. My background in customer/client and inter-team relationships allows me to prioritize the value of collaboration and communication, as both a developer and a teammate. When I'm away from the keyboard, I can be found staging and supporting community theatre or dominating the local trivia scene.

Skills

Languages:
JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 & Sass, Ruby

Libraries & Frameworks:
Node.js, React.js, Express.js, jQuery & AJAX, Ruby on Rails

Databases:
PostgreSQL & Knex.js, MongoDB

Version Control & Testing:
Git, Mocha, Chai

Additional Skills:
Photoshop, Cloud Deployment

Projects

Calendar from SwoleMates project

SwoleMates

Aug. 2018 to Sept. 2018

  • Fully featured, privacy focused social networking platform for finding workout partners using an anonymous, deeply sortable public calendar

  • Full stack React app built on a Node and Express server with a PostgreSQL database

Chat feed from ChattyApp project

ChattyApp

Aug. 2018 to Aug. 2018

  • Multi-user messaging client built using React with a Node and Express server backend

  • Development focused on implementing WebSockets and the React framework

Map view from XMarks project

XMarks

Jul. 2018 to Jul. 2018

  • Full stack social map-sharing application built using the Google Maps API on a Node, Express, and PostgreSQL back-end

  • As part of a two person team, built the back-end of the app and contributed to the front-end structure and integration

Timeline from Tweeter project

Tweeter

Jul. 2018 to Jul. 2018

  • Single-page Twitter clone built using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX on the front-end, and Node, Express, and MongoDB on the back-end

  • Development focused on database integration and cloud deployment to Heroku

Education

Lighthouse Labs

Jul. 2018 to Sept. 2018

Web Development Bootcamp

Intensive 10 week bootcamp focused on emulating the web developer workflow using modern languages and frameworks through a project-based curriculum

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Jan. 2018 to May 2018

Web Development Fundamentals

Completed coursework focusing on the development of websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Photoshop

Queen's University

Sept. 2013 to Dec. 2015

Completed coursework towards B.Sc. Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Engineering

Attended for two years, completed 99 course credits

Employment

Dick's Lumber

North Vancouver, BC

Head Cashier & Office Administrator

Aug. 2016 to Aug. 2017

  • Displayed exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills while managing team of cashiers and facilitating cross-branch communication

  • Demonstrated time management skills and superior attention to detail by balancing reception duties while overseeing store invoicing system

  • Provided exceptional customer service for all new and returning clients

North Vancouver Community Players

North Vancouver, BC

Stage Manager

Aug. 2016 to May 2017

  • Led the technical team for two productions

  • Demonstrated leadership skills by running rehearsals, coordinating all cast and crew, and directing all backstage operations

  • Responsible for entire show during its three week run on stage

Tap and Barrel - Shipyards

North Vancouver, BC

Lead Expeditor

Apr. 2016 to Aug. 2016

  • Chosen by management to represent all front of house employees on the restaurant’s Occupational Health and Safety Board

  • Coordinated information in a high-stress environment by communicating all orders and information between front-of-house and kitchen staff

  • Designed and implemented an efficient storage system for the restaurant’s keg room