I'm a CSIS Student at SLCC, and both a web and desktop software developer.
I enjoy hanging out with friends, going camping with my family, writing programs, working on my websites, playing video games, and playing the piano and organ.
I am currently working on an Associate's of Science degree in Computer Science at Salt Lake Community College. I plan to get a Bachelor's degree once I complete my AS.
During my time at SLCC, I have found a passion in programming. While I am not as skilled at web-development as I am at desktop-based programming, I still enjoy it and love to showcase my work.
When I'm not at at school, I'm working at Sprouts Farmers Market as the Administrative Coordinator, where I am the head of the Human Resources Department for my store. I manage all of the store finances, payroll, hiring, and other HR tasks. While this is not what I want to do as my career, I thoroughly enjoy my job, and strive to always do my best.
I have been playing the piano since I was 6 and the organ since I was 13. I love to play in my free time, although these days I don't have a lot of that.
I have really enjoyed my time in CSIS 2440 with Jeff Stone! I had taken CSIS 1430 from him in the summer of 2017, and thoroughly enjoyed his teaching style. This was actually my fifth class with him (believe it or not), and if he teaches anymore classes that are on my degree-path, I will definitely take them from him! I was actually not originally planning on taking more web development classes, however when I saw that Jeff was teaching CSIS 2440 this semester, I was super excited and decided to take it as he was teaching it. Then after speaking with an academic advisor, I'm glad I did, as it turns out the Bachelor's degree actually requires this class, so I'm glad I took it now rather than later!
This semester it was fun to learn how to connect to a database. Having previously taken CSIS 1550, I had some experience with MySQL. However I hadn't actually used it practically (i.e. in a real-world application) yet. Being able to use that knowledge and apply it to something I can use in the real world was incredibly useful, and also kind of fun. I will admit that it was challenging as well, as we all had to do some messing around to get it to work properly. I kept running into errors and problems with some of the functions not doing what I wanted them to! Ultimately though, I was able to get them working and I think my projects turned out nicely.
I was also able to use a couple new CSS Frameworks this semester that I had not used previously (namely Bootstrap and Materialize). They were not taught in the class, but I chose them for a couple reasons. Firstly, Bootstrap is very popular, and secondly, I have recently become interested in Google's Material Design language and thought the Materialize framework would make it easier to make a Material design website (which I was correct about). I enjoyed taking that extra step to learn the basics of these CSS Frameworks, and I hope to use them in the future as well, as I think they will be extremely useful.
Overall, I hope I can use the new things I have learned in the future. In fact, I know I will be able to, as I plan to use PHP on some of my other websites that I develop. I plan to also learn ASP and JSP at some point, which are both back-end server-side languages (Microsoft and Oracle's respectively), and I hope my knowledge of PHP will help me learn them.
A list of my favorite music albums. Made with PHP multi-dimensional arrays.
A form that processes and validates data using PHP and RegEx.
A login form that uses a text file to validate and process login information.
A login form that uses a hashed database to validate and process login information. Also allows new user registration.
A fun survey with results stored in a database.
A database application used to see different Palindromes (words that are the same backwards as they are forwards).
Hint: Try clicking the canvas window a few times!