Nathan Young

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About

Hi, I'm Nathan. I have a cat that plays fetch and I love building awesome web apps.

Full Stack Web Developer

With a wide-ranging toolbelt, from JQuery and PHP, to AWS and GCP and more.

  • Website: You're here! Hooray!
  • Looking for a great team: Not currently
  • Available: Not currently

Skills

  • Development
    PHP, CakePHP, Javascript, ES6, JQuery, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Redis, Twilio, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Project Management, Git, Bitbucket/Github, LEMP, Nginx, LetsEncrypt, Object Oriented Programming, task-automation, AWS (EC2, RDS, SES, SQS, Lambda, CloudWatch), DataDog, Vagrant, virtualized development environments, fixing spaghetti code, fast learner, API Integration, phpUnit, xdebug, Composer
  • Software
    Microsoft Windows, Slack, Github, Google Sheets, SSH, Remote Desktop, VNC Windows Server 2016, Ubiquiti Unifi Software Defined Networking, SCP, FTP, PfSense, Ubuntu Server
  • Hardware
    Ubiquiti Unifi Switches, Wireless Access Points, Security Gateway Ubiquiti LiteBeam Point to Point bridge, RJ45 Cable Termination, Computer Hardware, Computer Peripherals, Small Electronics Hardware.
  • HTML 100%
    CSS 90%
    MySQL 75%
    PHP 80%
    JQuery 90%
    Fixing Spaghetti Code 100%

    Resume

    Sumary

    Nathan Young

    Innovative and deadline-driven full-stack web developer with 2+ years of experience designing and developing user-centered products for the educational technology sector

    Education

    Bachelor of Science - Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

    2018- 2019

    Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Durant, OK

    Relevant Coursework
    Advanced Database Analysis, Data Communication Technologies, Systems Analysis Algorithm Analysis, Web Page Programming, Intermediate Productivity Software Intermediate Database Analysis, Android App Development, Computer Ethics

    Associate of Science - Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

    2014 - 2017

    Grayson County College - Denison, TX

    Relevant Coursework
    Programming 3, Assembly / Machine Language, Programming 2, Programming 1 Advanced Structured Language

    Professional Experience

    Web Developer, E-Notes & Cashless Campus

    Feb 2021 - Jun 2021

    Gabbart Communications, Durant OK

    • Continued full-stack development and support of a mass notification system, E-Notes 2.0 using the LEMP stack, and CakePHP.
    • Development and support of a school payment system designed to eliminate the need for K-12 schools to handle cash. Named Cashless Campus, subprojects include reporting, interfacing with pin-pads, and online store product listing automation.

    Project Lead Developer, E-Notes

    Dec 2019 - Feb 2021

    Gabbart Communications, Durant OK

    • Full-stack development and support of a mass notification system built primarily for K-12 schools, serving millions of students, parents and faculty through multiple channels of communication simultaneously at incredible speed and user efficiency- including SMS, phone calls, E-Mail, app push, and social media platforms, keeping students, parents, and faculty informed of events, emergencies and school closures. During the pandemic, we sent millions of SMS messages per month, and hundreds of thousands of phone calls for schools across the nation, and even more emails.
    • Lead the development of E-Notes 2.0 with a small team, the ground-up transformation of an outdated, early 2010’s product that had seen little love, into a modern single-page application running on CakePHP and JQuery with direct integration abilities with any student-information-system API. It sends notifications including SMS and phone calls through Twilio at thousands of messages per second, and thousands of voice calls per-minute using AWS lambda and SQS to dispatch messages to Twilio’s API. E-Mail functionality is built through AWS Simple Email Service, including business logic to handle bounced emails and opt-out abilities.

    Junior PHP Developer

    Jun 2019 - Dec 2019

    Gabbart Communications, Durant OK

    • Created new features and bug fixes for various products across the Gabbart Communications lineup for K-12 schools. Including Wisdom Learning Management System, Harmony CMS, and E-Notes.

    Web Developer Intern

    Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

    Gabbart Communications, Durant OK

    • Learned the ropes of the LEMP stack, fixed bugs, found (and fixed) a major security flaw while finishing my degree

    Student Worker, Spreadsheet Master, Blackboard Support

    Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

    Southeastern Oklahoma State University (CIDT Department), Durant OK

    • Built powerful spreadsheet based tools for the department to track student worker hours, tasks, and project management to save the department costs on project management software, created forms for surveys and was the go-to troubleshooter
    • Supported university faculty in BlackBoard, and performed administrative tasks and reporting
    • Supported university faculty in facilitating distance learning courses over Zoom, and legacy IETV hardware

    Sales Associate

    Feb 2015 - Apr 2019

    The Home Depot, Sherman, TX, Durant OK

    • Provide customers with accurate information to direct them to their choice of products
    • Demonstrate product features and explain how tools, or hardware will fit the customers’ needs
    • Arrange for purchases to be shipped to job sites, home or business addresses
    • Solve tough problems for customers, and help build out their project needs and ideas using out-of-the-box problem solving

    Cashier

    Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

    The Home Depot, Sherman, TX, Durant OK

    • Perform transactions by processing cash and credit card payments accurately and quickly
    • Provide customers with accurate information to direct them to their choice of products
    • Arrange for purchases to be shipped to job sites, home or business addresses
    • Assist customers through the payment process, ensuring that change and receipts are tendered to them accurately and efficiently