Raven Askew

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850-516-1260

raven.askew@gmail.com

Charleston, SC

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I'm a

front end developer.

curious creator.

collaborator.

aerialist.

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Jay Clement

Jay Clement Website

About:

Jay Clement is a responsive single page modern website. This site was built for a local performing aerialist and handbalancer. The use of modern angles and font represents the modern day circus and performer. The slick image carousel was used for the images section. This is an original design by Raven Askew without using any frameworks.

Technologies:

jQuery | slick | Responsive | HTML5 | CSS3 | SASS

Shampoodle Portfolios

Shampoodle Portfolios Website

About:

Shampoodle Portfolios is a responsive application that allows dog groomers to create profiles that feature their portfolio of work. It also allows users to search for groomers, view their portfolios, and leave reviews on the groomers’ profiles with a designated paw rating.

Technologies:

MongoDB | ExpressJS | AngularJS | NodeJS | Angular Google Maps API Directive | jQuery | Underscore.js | SASS | Media Queries | Bootstrap | Responsive | HTML5 | CSS3

Single Page Resume

Single Page Resume Website

About:

A basic single page resume website created to be fully responsive using Bootstrap and media queries. The site also incorporates the Bootstrap Javascript Accordian. This site was built to showcase a resume in a different way and to gain a strong working knowledge of Bootstrap, without allowing the site to look full on Bootstrap.

Technologies:

Bootstrap | Bootstrap Javascript Accordion | Media Queries | Responsive | HTML5 | CSS3

Minion Rescue

Minion Rescue Game Website

About:

Minion Rescue is a turn based game demonstrating Javascript and jQuery skills. This is not a responsive application.

Technologies:

Javascript | jQuery | HTML5 | CSS3

Languages & Technologies

HTML5

CSS3

SASS

Less

Foundation

Bootstrap

Responsive Web Development

Cross Browser Compatibility

JavaScript

jQuery

Magento

Git

About

Raven has been a Charleston, South Carolina resident since the spring of 2010. Although she is no stranger to the Deep South, this is her first adventure on the East Coast. Born and raised in northwest Florida she also spent 5 years in Alabama obtaining her Bachelor and Master's degrees.

As a part of the Lowcountry Community, Raven is involved in the Auburn Alumni Association's local club, the Lowcountry Auburn Club. Having served on the Board of Directors for 4 years she has held the role of Vice President for one of those years as well as President for one year. She is a member of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution as well as a member of the Charleston Young Professionals and a participant in their Mentee program. Raven is also an active participant in Charleston Women in Tech.

In her spare time, Raven is training in Aerial Arts as her fitness routine. She is focusing on Aerial Silks and Trapeze, however, she has a small amount of experience in all of the apparatuses offered at Aerial Fit.

Although she has a past in varied fields and professions, Raven began her stint at BoomTown in the summer of 2010 and as a result found a passion in software. With many months of delving into Treehouse and Codecademy she worked on obtaining skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Bootstrap. Feeling that these skills, although valuable, were not very practical without having formal training in the field, Raven decided to take the leap into the world of coding by attending The Iron Yard Academy in Charleston for Front End Engineering which began in January 2015. After an intense 3 months she acquired her first position as a Front End Developer at Blue Acorn where she worked for fourteen months. Raven's second position as a Front End Developer was at Beyond Diet where she worked for 6 months. Raven is currently doing a small amount of contracted Front End Development work for a new app and working on building her skills through some personal projects. Raven is in the market for a Front End Development position.

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Experience

Beyond Diet

2016 - 2017

Remote

Front End Developer

  • Performed member and public site theming using SASS, CSS and Foundation
  • Used JavaScript and jQuery for site theming functionality
  • Ensured theming and development was cross-browser compatible as well as fully responsive
  • Managed assigned tasks and issues in Visual Studio (project management software)
  • Major project: created Home Page of BeyondBloodSugar.com from PSD Design
  • Remote position on an entirely remote Agile Development team
Blue Acorn

2015 - 2016

Charleston, South Carolina

Front End Developer

  • Performed pixel perfect theming using SASS and CSS as well as theming and functionality manipulation using JavaScript and jQuery on Magento eCommerce websites
  • Ensured theming and development is cross-browser compatible
  • Composed UAT documentation of developed and themed features
  • Managed assigned tasks and issues in Workfront (project management software)
  • Worked closely with a Senior Front End Developer on a dedicated team within Agile Development Methodologies
BoomTown

2010 - 2015

Charleston, South Carolina

Quality Assurance Analyst

  • Performed system, regression, and functional testing on front and back end web software applications
  • Found, documented and reported bugs, errors, interoperability flaws and other issues within the software
  • Dedicated QAA for feature team within Agile Development Methodologies
  • Represented the company at local tech conferences

Senior Support Specialist

All duties listed for Support Specialist role, including:

  • Trained all new Support Specialists and Success Managers on all technical aspects of the robust CRM as well as written communication with clients
  • Began the vast training manual for all new Support Specialists
  • Served as an ambassador for the company in the inaugural Boombassadors committee

Support Specialist

  • Built relationships with clients that allowed better Technical Support and service to help them among all of their needs, suggestions and bugs with the software
  • Championed customer needs and provided input to development teams for long-term planning and prioritizing of product improvements
  • Conducted weekly online training sessions guiding new and current client users on the robust Leads Management Software System

Education

The Iron Yard Academy - Charleston, SC

Front End Engineering (January 2015 - March 2015)

Auburn University

Communication (M.A. Recipient, August 2010)

Samford University

Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A. Recipient, May 2007)

  • Concentration in Public Relations and Minor in Music
  • Delta Omicron, Professional Music Fraternity (Social Co-Chair, 2006-2007)
  • Senior Thesis: “Perception Management” in the Field of Public Relations, Fall 2006 and Presented in the Samford University Senior Showcase, Spring 2007
  • London Study Abroad, Summer 2006

Volunteer Experience

Lowcountry Auburn Club Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014

  • Positions held: Vice President, President and Past President

Daughters of the American Revolution, 2011 - 2017

  • Position held: PR and Media Chair

Recommendations

"I worked with Raven on a few brief projects and really enjoyed her enthusiasm and attention to detail. She spent the time needed to make sure the project was done right and worked correctly as I imagined. One of her great skills is teaching others the basics of code. She is very patient and willing to go over the same principles more than once. It was a joy to work with Raven and hope our paths cross again."

Jessica Quillen, Email Marketing Manager, Beyond Diet

"Raven and I started the same day at Blue Acorn as Front End Developers in April of 2015. We are similar in that we had both transitioned to Front End Development from other careers, and were starting our careers at Blue Acorn. From the beginning, Raven stood out to me for being detail-oriented, eager to perform at her best, and always working on side projects in her free time in order to improve her skills as a developer. She is dedicated to being her best, and it is reflected in her continuously growing skill set.

While I did not directly evaluate the quality of Raven's code, as we worked together on the same team and SQM was a more senior developer's responsibility, I can't recommend Raven more highly for her positive attitude, her enthusiasm to contribute as a developer team member, as well as to help plan fun company and department events in her free time. She dove right in from the beginning to contribute to the friendly and fun team-oriented culture at Blue Acorn.

On client work, Raven willingly and eagerly challenged herself to tackle tasks that were somewhat beyond her scope of knowledge in order to learn and grow, and did not hesitate to ask for mentoring from more senior developers when she needed it. She also enjoys helping newer team members to learn the ropes, and generously shares information and tips and tricks to teammates, keeping in mind that the success of the team depends on such things.

It would be a pleasure to work with Raven again at some point in the future, and I have no doubt that she will continue to excel as a Front End Developer."

Adrienne Hodges, Front End Developer, Blue Acorn

"When it comes to helping customers there is no job too big or too trivial for Raven. I had the privilege of working closely with Raven for nearly 4 years as she worked tirelessly to help customers in her support role and as she transitioned onto my team as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Raven was not classically trained in computer science or quality assurance, but she knew how to think like her client and was able to proactively help by affecting product quality. She was a great team member and was often looked to for her client-centric contributions in her Sprint teams. She often sought out additional training and was a self-motivated learner and would make a great member for a passionate and highly active and motivated team!"

Tim Wolf, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Echovate

"I worked with Raven when she was a Senior Support Specialist for BoomTown. She was able to quickly grasp new features and share that knowledge with our client base through her impeccable communication skills. Raven was always able to clearly explain our product over the phone and in writing. Her work ethic is also one of her biggest strengths. She is always happy to help out her teammates and her company. We were sad to lose her on the Support Team but glad she followed her passions, moving into a QA role here at BoomTown."

Julie Karsten, Vice President of Client Success, BoomTown