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AJAX
Bootstrap
CSS
Git
HTML
JavaScript
jQuery
MySQL
NodeJS
PHP
PostgreSQL
Rails
Ruby
Sass
VueJS
WordPress
XHTML
XML

My name is Chazona Baum, and I am a self-taught full-stack developer with diverse experiences in industries ranging from food service to veterinary medicine to insurance.

My love of code sprang from my love of language. Where some see confusing symbols, I see an elegant form of communication and expression, and a way for people to extend their capabilities and accomplish the previously impossible.

I intend to utilize my customer-centric background and technical skills to build a career in advocacy and developer relations.

To see what I'm doing now, check out my #100DaysOfCode Log.

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Organizer/Web Developer - Lead the creation, growth and events of local code meetup Midlothian Code, as well as developing its website.
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Currently utilizing freeCodeCamp's computer software engineering program and working toward a full stack web development certification.
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Featured on the front page of The Practical Dev as well as @ThePracticalDev Twitter account for a blog post on web development without a computer.
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Featured in the CodePen Spark for my custom-CSS profile page.

Front End Developer with Experience Building Full-Stack Applications

Experience

Freelance Web Developer
Aug 2017 - Present
  • Utilized CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and Jekyll
Freelance Full-Stack Developer
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Planned and developed an invitation-only photo-sharing website for a new mom
  • Implemented mailers, likes, threaded comments with polymorphic model relationships, and custom support ticket system
  • Utilized Ruby on Rails 5, PostgreSQL and Bootstrap 3
Webmaster
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Established self-hosted WordPress website for Midlothian Code meetup
  • Customized premium WordPress theme to suit the organization
  • Implemented event management, ecommerce, and job listing features

Projects

Volunteering

Member
Code for Hampton Roads
Dec 2017 - Present
Founder
Midlothian Code
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Grew local meeetup to 20 in-person members and 71 online members within first year
  • Planned and coordinated 13 technical educational community events

Accomplishments

Skills

  • CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, Bootstrap 3/4, Rails 5, PostCSS, Git, jQuery, WordPress, Sass/SCSS, AJAX/JSON
  • Responsive Web Design, API Integration
  • Working knowledge of the following: Vue.js, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, PostgreSQL, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign

Education

Independent Study
Jul 2016 - Present
  • Resources: Free Code Camp, Udemy, Udacity

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