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About Me

Hello! I'm Amanda

With a passion for creative web design and a commitment to continuous learning, I'm a seasoned full stack software engineer with a specialization in WordPress development. Since 2010, I've honed my skills, particularly as an independent contractor since 2018, delivering top-notch solutions to clients. I thrive on challenges, staying ahead of the curve by mastering emerging technologies.

I see myself as both a software engineer and an artist, blending technical expertise with creative thinking to craft innovative solutions. Meticulous and dedicated, I approach each project with a commitment to excellence, willing to go the extra mile to ensure success. My extensive experience in WordPress development allows me to create tailored solutions efficiently, meeting the unique needs of each project.

Beyond technical skills, my diverse life experiences have equipped me with valuable teamwork and leadership abilities. I'm not just a contributor but also a team player, eager to tackle new challenges and make a meaningful impact in the tech world.

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Amanda Gray

Full Stack Software Engineer

 "I am both the architect and the builder"

As a creative full stack software engineer, I specialize in designing websites from scratch. Handling both frontend and backend development, I ensure seamless functionality and an engaging user experience.

EDUCATION

Education

EDUCATION

2023

Full Stack Software Engineer

UC Berkeley, Software Engineering Program

I undertook a rigorous academic journey at the prestigious UC Berkeley, cultivating my skills and knowledge in the field of software engineering. By focusing on full stack development, I gained comprehensive expertise in both front-end and back-end technologies. This well-rounded education equipped me to address complex software challenges with innovative and efficient solutions.

2008

Licensed Cosmetology/Barber Instructor

Certified Cosmetology Instructor

I embarked on a journey to extend my proficiency in cosmetology into the realm of teaching. Consequently, I attained my certification as a Cosmetology Instructor from the State of Utah. This accomplishment underscores my commitment to the field, equipping me with the necessary qualifications to educate and inspire future professionals in the cosmetology industry.

1997-2000

License in Cosmetology/Barber

London Technical

I completed my professional training at London Technical College, where I gained comprehensive expertise and obtained a license in Cosmetology. My proficiency spans across various areas including hair, skin, and nail care, with an added specialization in barbering.

My skill set has been recognized at various competitions. I proudly secured first place in the state men's Barbering competition, which paved the way to a second place at the national level. In addition, my creative flair in nail artistry was acknowledged when I received first place in the nails/acrylic nail art category. This track record showcases my commitment to the craft and my ongoing quest for excellence in the field of cosmetology.

1997-1999

Associates in Business

College

I spent two enriching years at London Kentucky Technical College, where I honed my skills in the field of commerce. I successfully earned a degree in Business, setting a strong foundation for my professional pursuits.

1995

High School Diploma

HIGH SCHOOL

I had the unique opportunity to attend high school in both Croughton, England and Las Vegas, Nevada, graduating from Green Valley High School. Throughout my schooling, my passion for music was evident as I participated in three different choirs each year. During my sophomore year, I had the honor of being awarded 'All American Cheerleader', showcasing my dedication and team spirit. In addition, my leadership skills were recognized when I served as the Head Varsity Captain, promoting teamwork and resilience.

Projects

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Event Promotion & Scheduling Platform

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User-friendly scheduling interface

Projects
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CMS-Style Model View Controller Blog

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Interactive Full-Stack Project

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Java Script: WEB API Quiz

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Server-Side APIs: (5) Day Weather Dashboard

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Interactive Front-End Application

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Dynamic React-based portfolio application

SKILLS

Redux

MERN Stack

Apollo GraphQL

Material UI

Webpack

React

Frontend Development

Stripe API

Context API

PWA

Cloudinary

Performance

Backend Development

Data Structures and Algorithms

Full Stack Development

React Hooks

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Power Point - Proficient

French - Mother Tongue

Spanish - Advanced

JSX

TDD

Imperative Programming

Unit Testing w/ JEST

Declarative Programming

Object-oriented Programing (oop)

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Power Point - Proficient

French - Mother Tongue

Spanish - Advanced

Relational Database

Non-Relational Database

JWT Javascript Web Token

Expression Sessions

MySql

Sequelize ORM

bcrypt

Heroku

Mongo DB

Mongoose ODM

skills
SKILLS

Serverside Templating (Handlebars.js)

Express Sessions

Git

JSON

AJAX

Rest API

Node.js

GitHub

Fetch

Insomnia/Postman

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