Aki Rose Braun
akibraun.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | 414-215-0254
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note to recruiters: I only accept remote positions.
A wholly incomplete list of things I already know
- Server-side languages: Node.js, PHP, and a little bit of Ruby too
- Preprocessors: Less, Sass, HAML
- Libraries/Frameworks: Express.js, Rails, React, jQuery
- Build tools: Grunt, Gulp, (for my purposes, Travis belongs here too)
- Tempting languages: Mustache/Handlebars, Liquid, Smarty
- Other: Jekyll, Markdown, Prose.io, git, AWS (S3, R53, EC2, etc.)
(but I’m always excited to learn more!)
Fight for the Future Tech Exchange Fellowship | since July 2015
I joined Fight for the Future in August 2015 as a Mozilla Tech Exchange Fellow, and in doing so found myself wandering back into the realm of full-stack development. Node.js (+ Express.js) really gave me the opportunity to expand my skill set and, perhaps every front-end developer’s dream, program my own API endpoints.
Static Petition CMS
A static Jekyll site (compiled with npm, deployed to GitHub Pages via Travis CI) that has its own API server (written in Express.js on Heroku). Gives non-technical campaigners the ability to quickly create petitions and pages based on their current charge. (Read more)
A two-day jam session with the crew of Fight for the Future during which we made massive optimizations to the online fundraising process. (Read more)
Mozilla Foundation | March 2014 – March 2015
A highly optimized Android & Firefox OS app made specifically for entry-level smart phones and compiled with Cordova. (Read more)
Recurly, Inc | March 2013 – March 2014
Worked on both the Marketing site, and the App, which was in the process of being broken down from monorail to SOA.
Recurly App Styleguide
Built a live style guide from a legacy app, without modifying any of the existing app markup. Massively reduced technical debt through cross-team collaboration. (Read more)
Recurly Marketing Redesign
Refactored an aging PHP marketing site into Jekyll and existing CSS into Sass. Initial code changes (beginning with 10,000 LoC removed) had zero visual regressions. Later began responsive redesign in conjunction with the lead designer. (Read more)
Obama for America | December 2011 – November 2012
Front-end development on barackobama.com team, primary developer for ownyourvotewi.com. Our work helped to re-elect the 44th president of the United States. Jeff Eaton says I should just mic drop right there.
Own Your Vote
A microsite with rapidly changing content, requiring coordination with design, policy, and state staff. At the technical level, it had to be as low-cost as possible, but still be able to handle massive traffic. (Read more)
A progressively enhanced PHP site, built parallel to a Python application with a REST API. Front-end used Masonry.js, AJAX, and the History API to give the feel of a responsive single-page app, but fell back to a PHP-generated version of the same URLs. Content was user-submitted Oembed media. (Read more)
Johnson Creek Enterprises | February 2009-November 2011
The only tech person in a young manufacturing company, I coded and oversaw our commerce and marketing sites, planned and integrated vendor systems like order management (SaaS) and ERP (licensed), and took control of project management for any technical undertakings.
See many more projects I’ve put my fingerprints on: akibraun.com/fingerprints