ABOUT

Here is a little about me: I'm a software developer with an eye for design and a love of problem solving. My work philosophy is quality over quantity and I feel the same way in my approach to programming. I have enjoyed a successful career as a music teacher and artist, but since I rediscovered my passion for software and web development I have dedicated my time and energy to web and software development as a career.

 

My passion for web development started as a teenager where I began making static websites for my favorite bands. My fascination for how things work behind the scenes and designing applications whether it's with React or vanilla Javascript and HTML/CSS, is to provide a satisfying user experience. The environments I thrive in are with positive and proactive teammates, who feed off of collaborative effort and creative solutions.

Below you'll find some projects that I have finished that showcase my abilities in Javascript, Bootstrap, Html/Css and Git. 

 

Javascript

Expense Tracker(React)

I created this app because of my pursuit over the years to become better at keeping track of and managing my money. Having a proper financial foundation and keeping track of your expenses is essential when it comes to managing your money. This React app posed many fun but challenging hurdles for me like learning about setting and changing state, using ES6 Javascript with arrow functions, broadening my bootstrap skills and the different ways React.

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Snake Game(2D animation)

I wanted to create this game to increase my knowledge of javascript and take me to the outer limits of my comfort zone.The snake game utilizes html canvas to provide the layout and playing area for the snake and fruit to move.I was able to gain a lot more confidence in using loops to sift though the array parts that make up each part of the snake.The logic behind the snake moving like links in a chain was the most challenging aspect of the game to figure out for me.I'm very excited to have this 2D game as part of my skill sets in software development.  I would love to keep building more games in the future! 

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Calculator(Vanilla Javascript)

This app was a lot of fun to put together and it was never short of challenges while designing and writing it. I was able to really work with functions and their parameters and their ability to be called upon by click event listeners. Another aspect of this app that sharpened my developing skills was coming up with the logic of the conditional statments that display the numbers. I decided to use flex-box for my layout and this app helped make my flex-box understanding reach higher ground. I really enjoyed the process of using google dev tools to debug and problem solve during construction. All in all, I am very happy to have this app in my collection!

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reidmuchow@gmail.com

Tel: 217-416-1417

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