Rebecca L Designs

Web Developer and Drupalista

“I go hard forever, that's just how I'm designed”



About Me

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A few things you should know

I am a dc native, born and raised. I am leading the industry in awesomeness and have strong computer programming skills in all things web development, software engineering and am capable of undertaking any task presented to me. I am competent in all things computer-y and am not afraid of a challenge or obstacles. I can improve your current designs or software, develop and design new sites and software for you, including web and phone applications! Given the opportunity, I will not disappoint!

Here is my complete resume.



The Things I am Good at

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What I Can do and What I Want to do

Languages I Can Code

Drupalista, Programmer, and all-around kickass Gal

I can code in a variety of languages, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, XML, JavaScript, JQuery, Java (J2EE, Struts, Springs, JSE), Objective C, and MySQL. I am able to design the hell out of a variety of Content Management Systems (wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal, TeamSoft)

Programs that I Use

Software that Assists with my KickAssness

I currently use Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Flash. I use a variety of IDE’s when programming: Eclipse, NetBeans, XCode, BBEdit. I am proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and I can become proficient in pretty much anything that I need to master.

Things that I Like


I like pugs, most apple products, learning new things, developing new applications, blogging on my personal blog about random things, discussing philosophical thoughts and pondering weird contraptions and inventions, being positive, giving pep talks, laughing, making others laugh and making other people happy, including myself!

Stuff I Want to Do

or am Planning on Doing

Go skydiving, go to WWDC, try to make pho, teach my pug how to fetch slippers without eating them, successfully sell an iPhone app in the app store, release some more Android apps, start a theming company for wordpress, improve my drupal module writing skills, tour Europe with my wonderful husband



Portfolio

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Things I Have Created
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  • Purdue
  • Smithsonian
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Wordpress


Blog

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Blog
  • Updates and Overthinking


    Updates: This year I was on the organizing committee for Drupal Govcon! There were about 15-20 of us on this committee that worked our butts off for approx 12 months to bring back a FREE event for the DC drupal community! It was a lot of work, but a ton of fun! We had three full days of sessions plus extended code sprints. We had people come from all over the place to participate and attend our Drupal Camp. It was an impressive turn out! Our attendance capped at 1200 and the highest attendance was on Day 1 when Angie Byron (@webchick) gave our opening keynote!

    The conference went off without much of a hitch. There was a minor glitch with lunches on Thursday, but we took the experience and learned from it and plan to improve upon it for next year.

    We tried really hard to make sure that it was a good experience for all involved and I know that the organizing committee had a blast doing it all! Whew! It also allowed me to really make some bonds and lasting friendships with some of the people in the drupal community! I joined IRC for the first time and managed to get in a commit to core! All in all, big wins for both me and the organizing committee team!

    I am also approx 3 months into my new gig over at Fish and Wildlife Refuge System. There is no feast or famine in regards to work load, which is good for me! There is always a feast! Tons of work to do all of the time because the site has been somewhat neglected. I am working to update the HTML template (yea… I said it… HTML!!! crazy right??!) and add a bunch of modern CSS to bring it into the responsive world so that it can be viewed by mobile well. My boss is pretty thrilled about it and likes viewing the new portions of the site on his iphone 6 plus. I find this to be awesome and gives me a chuckle every time he pulls it up on his phone.

    My boss is also very supportive in most of my ideas which is awesome! It gives me a chance to try some new things and stretch my wings a little and see what I can do and what I still need to work on or learn.

    As part of DOI, our near future will include porting over all coldfusion and HTML stuff to drupal soon, which I am super stoked for, so I am prepping by doing a number of things. I got my time in the coder lounge at drupalgovcon, I have a sandbox setup and have ensured my coworker who doesnt know drupal has gotten training. I am also brushing up on some of my skills in my spare time by picking up some challenging sidework.

    Which brings me to overthinking… I have been overthinking some of the newer issues on my sidework. So much so, that I finally just had to google a solution on one of em. So simple and yet I couldnt get it without googling <sigh>.

    anywho…. I will leave you with this final image:

    projektmanagement

  • And, we’re Back


    I finally got around to updating the code on this site and updating the projects and explanations. I am pretty jazzed with how it turned out. I started a git and while it is ridiculously empty, I do have some code I am getting ready to upload!

    I have been teaching with Girl, Develop it! and really enjoying my time with them. I am hoping to develop a drupal series of courses with the help of some of the slides and learning things already in existence over at Acquia.

    I have a lot of big goals and big ideas and since I am not doing a lot of side development work, and I am not in school… I have a lot of free time and I am pretty excited to put it to use on projects that I want to do and I want to work on.

  • git


    I need to start a github and upload all of my java project. I am getting ready to embark on some app design that i intend to release. Will probably put those files up there also. Will check in more later. But these are some notes to myself to ensure that I do this.



Contact Me

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