Hi! I'm Rachel.

About me

I like to call myself a software engineer. I am passionate about high-quality, well designed software and websites. I use FreeBSD and macOS, Vim and GNU Emacs, smart tabs and OTBS. I have a blog where I write about video games and technology.

See my résumé below for programming languages and more details.

My portfolio below showcases some of the projects I am most proud of. Visit my projects page to see a more comprehensive list of projects that I have worked on.

You can email me at (my first name at this domain name). My current public GPG key is here. I will encrypt any reply to your email if your message is encrypted. Learn more about email encryption here. I do not reply on Shabbat.

Portfolio

For a comprehensive list of personal projects that I have created or worked on, visit my projects page.

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Read Business Solutions, LLC

A modern website designed and developed for an independent bookkeeping company based in Maine, USA.

  • Language(s): HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Framework(s): Bootstrap 4
  • Visit the site
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Innovation Enterprises, LLC

A WooCommerce powered web store for an independent, organic and sustainable family farm based in Indiana, USA.

  • Language(s): HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Platform(s): WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Visit the site
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RI5DiscordBot

A simple JDA Discord bot used by a Cyber Nations alliance to extend some functions of their forum to their Discord server.

Résumé

Education

The Open University
(2014 - 2019)

BSc (Hons) Computing & IT

  • Web, cloud, and mobile technologies;
  • Software design and engineering;
  • Interaction design and the user experience;
  • Platform-independent development with Java.
Confetti Institute of
Creative Technologies
(2012 - 2014)

BTEC Creative Media Production (Video Game Design)

  • Designing and developing video games;
  • Agile methodologies, Scrum;
  • Marketing strategy and creative writing;
  • Ethical and legal considerations.

Work Experience

Magen David Studios
(2018 - Present)

Freelance web development & software engineering

  • HTML 5 & CSS 3/4 responsive development;
  • Client interaction and brand design;
  • Bootstrap low-JS websites and WordPress services;
  • Hosting (IIS, cPanel/WHM) experience.
Legendary Games
(2014)

Beta tester

  • Participated in alpha testing of video game as work experience for college diploma.
PC Station Ltd
(2012 - 2017)

Webmaster and Customer Service Representative

  • Developed and maintained the company website;
  • CS overhaul to increase ticket throughput and improve response times.

Technologies & Interests

Languages

(Advanced) Java, HTML, CSS, SSI
(Intermediate) Perl, PHP, FORTRAN
(Beginner) C, C++, Clojure, Scala

Tools

Spacemacs, NetBeans, Xcode, Sublime Text

Frameworks

Swing/AWT, JavaFX, Spring Boot, Bootstrap

Platforms

macOS, Windows 7 & 8.1, FreeBSD, Slackware

Art & Games

Unreal Engine, JMonkeyEngine, Photoshop, Maya

Associations, etc
Blogging & Writing

Some of my more popular articles:

Recommended Reading

Some of my favourite tech-related books:


Links

Organisations, projects and platforms that I appreciate.