Hi, I'm Jonathan

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About Me

Currently residing in Nashville, TN, I’m a digital marketer turned software developer. I graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2015 with my Bachelor Of Science in Communications as an advertising major and business administration minor. After finishing school, I moved to Nashville to pursue music, but ever since I graduated college, I’d had a voice in my head saying “You need to learn how to code”. I kept coming up with excuses as to why I couldn’t learn, but one day I decided to just dive in. I originally wanted to learn web development and design as a way to grow my digital marketing skillset, but once I got into it, I was hooked and decided the world of development was where I belonged.

I taught myself the basics in my free time, but I knew that since this was something I wanted to do for a career, I decided I should be serious about how I learn the material, so I enrolled in the Nashville Software School's Full-Stack Web Developer Bootcamp. It was a six month intensive program covering Git, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, C#, ASP.NET, SQL, and much more. Attending this program was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, but it’s by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

In my free time I enjoy composing and producing music, hiking, camping, snowboarding, rolling sushi, and trying to find the best pour over coffee in a city that opens a new coffee shop seemingly every day. Take a moment to checkout some of my work below and if you want to get it touch, feel free to send me an email!

Projects

Progressions is an app to help simplify the songwriting process for beginning guitar players. Users select a key that they want to write a song in, and are then presented with the seven different major and minor chords that make up that key. Upon selecting the chords for their song, the users are shown how to play their chord progression on an actual guitar.

My goals for building this application were to get comfortable with React, get practice using Bulma, to not only build an app that worked well, but looked profressional, and lastly, to make something I could be proud of at the end of the day.

Sommelier is an application designed for wine enthusiasts. It's job to to help people with large wine collections keep track of their inventory, while also making wine and food pairing recommendations.

This was made using C#, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, Identity Framework, and Materialize css.

(Please note, this application was designed to be used on a mobile device. To view this app correctly on a desktop or laptop computer, please make your browser as narrow as possible.)

I was commissioned by Stringjoy Guitar Strings to build an application that allows users to calculate the tension of their guitar strings in order to help them choose the correct strings for their situation. Users select their instrument from drop down menus, then enter their instrument's scale length, string gauge, and note they want each string tuned to. The calculator will then display the tension in pounds for each individual string as well as the overall tension for the guitar. This allows guitar players to find the exact set of strings they'll need to achieve balanced tension based on their specific needs. This was made using React and if you're a a guitar player, I'd certainly recommend checking this out.

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