Charles A. Beynon
Full Stack Web Developer
With over five years of experience as a systems administrator, IT generalist, and computer instructor in K-8 education, I'm looking to move on to a more hands-on, full-stack developer role.
I've been preparing over the last three years, including completion of a coding boot camp, self-study, and a number of personal projects. My primary back-end language is Ruby on Rails, with testing in RSpec/Capybara, and the front-end in HTML/HAML/SCSS. I am currently diving deep into AngularJS, and I'm always exposing myself to new technologies to keep a fresh mind and broader outlook.
Ideally, I'm looking for a team committed (as I am) to rigorous engineering practices but that also recognizes the human aspect; that software is written by, and for, people. I consider a heavy use of pair-programming, test-driven development, and continuous integration; a focus on communication between team members/clients; and a commitment to developer growth through mentorship and professional development; to be strong indicators of a team I'll be successful at.
- Ruby / Ruby on Rails
- HTML / CSS / SCSS
- AngularJS / jQuery
Exposed to / Interested in
- Node, Meteor
- Octave, R
- Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo)
- Mac OS Server (ACTC Certified)
- Amazon AWS / Alexa Skills
- Google Apps (Domain Admin)
Exposed to / Interested in
- Continuous Integration
A contact management tool that keeps track of the people you meet, what you talked about recently, and gently reminds you to renew those connections and keep your promises. Rails 5 / Angular 2
A tool to collect, organize, and share quotations from various sources, including directly entered and from Kindle Highlights. Rails 5
A theme for Octopress & Jekyll based on Bootstrap 4
- Integrated résumé page generation, with printer-friendly stylesheet
- Responsive, accessible, and open-source
Octopress Image Caption Tag
A Ruby gem adding advanced, semantic image captioning support to Octopress and Jekyll
An OpenTable clone, created as the final project at Startup Institute Rails 4 / jQuery
Student, Web Development Track
Startup Institute New York
New York, NY June 2010–August 2013
Startup Institute is the #1 career accelerator, helping individuals gain the skills, mindset, and network to succeed in jobs at startups.
- Developed an OpenTable clone using Ruby on Rails, JQuery, and Test Driven Development
- Partnered with Mortar Data to redesign their website using responsive web design.
Laurel Hill School
East Setauket, NY May 2010–May 2013
Maintained and administered all technology on campus for ~50 staff and ~400 students, and teaching summer workshops for older students in Web Development, Digital Animation, and Video Game Design.
- Built remote deployment system using DeployStudio and NetInstall for Mac OS X
- Migrated and administered email and calendar services to Google Apps