SANDRA JONES

Software Developer

C#, ASP.NET

Resume

Web Applications

AngelsOfHeart - Current Project

This project is for a non-profit whose mission is to help those who are forgotten. They focus on the homeless, the elderly, and children in El Salvador.

Angels Of Heart
Angels Of Heart Github Repository

VolunteerTrack

The VolunteerTrack app is a convenient way for users to manage their volunteer time, mileage and monetary contributions to charitable organizations. The application utilizes ASP.NET, EntityFramework, C#, Razor, and AngularJS to achieve objectives. If you click on the link below, you can see my code in github.

VolunteerTrack

Day$$Trader

Day$$Trader is a mobile-responsive app that allows the user to ask for the most recent market close price of a stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The user can mark and save queried stocks and also make and save notes for future reference. The app utilitzes HTML5, CSS, Javascript, AngularJS, Firebase, and has an API to get data from Financial database Quandl.

Day$$Trader

My Story

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I studied Chemical Technology in college and received an A.A.S. degree in Chemical Technology. While working full-time, I finished my B.S.B.A. degree, majoring in Finance. Through the years following graduation, I worked in accounting, supervisory, and management roles that I thoroughly enjoyed, although never working directly in finance. These positions enabled me to hone my supervisory and management skills.

When my eldest son was born, I decided to pursue off-shift employment to reduce day-care time. This led me to working as a Computer Operator. This was my first exposure in the workplace to computer programming. After a year and a half of working midnight shifts, I really couldn't take it anymore. So I took a 12-year career hiatus during which I worked in a mom-friendly part-time job as a preschool teacher at a few local churches. During this time I also started an apparel business with a mall kiosk. I now refer to that time as my $5,000.00 street MBA!

Once my youngest son was in middle school, I re-entered the workforce as a warehouse temp and quickly advanced to customer service and ultimately account management working on three separate e-commerce platforms for 18 different clients. Again I was exposed to computer programmers, but this time they were building webstores for clients. My attempts to get my business career back on track stalled, so I decided to learn to code. This led me to look into software bootcamps, and the school I chose, Nashville Software School. NSS promised an apprenticeship atmosphere and real-world learning that would help me to secure a junior developer position. The curriculum focused on doing rather than talking and we had two capstone projects to demonstrate mastery. We completed a front-end and a back-end capstone so that we could work full stack development under the supervision of senior developers when we graduated.

I was able to secure my first software engineer position and enjoyed it, but the long daily commute (3 hours) was incompatible with my family's needs. So I took a break and have been managing a contractor who is working a major remodel of our home. During this time, I have networked, attended conferences, (Agile, Security, etc.), and reviewed online training and worked on learning new languages. My focus is on C# .NET because that is my preferred language, but I am open to learning whatever is needed in my next position. My ultimate career goal is to learn enough about coding and the software work environment that I can move into a supervisory/management role in tech. One of my strengths is encouraging my co-workers and showing up optimistic and ready to learn. I'm not exactly Suzy Sunshine, but I consistently see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty with a goal of contributing a positive attitude to the office culture.

Some of my favorite activities are playing cards and board games, crafting (card creation and scrapbooking), walking, and reading non-fiction. My passion is politics, so I read extensively about current events. I maintain a website as webmaster for a local charity, Angels of Heart. The mission is close to my heart and I really enjoy attending Board meetings, when I can, and keeping the site information up-to-date.

Thank you for visiting my website! Now you know quite a bit about me; I'd like to learn more about you and your company. My contact information is on my resume which may be downloaded above, or simply email me at sandynashv@gmail.com.