Rebecca Goodman is a dc native, born and raised. She is leading the industry in awesomeness and has strong computer programming skills in all things web development, software engineering and is capable of undertaking any task presented to her. Given the opportunity, she will not disappoint!
For my complete resume, go here.
I currently use Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and have recently started getting into Flash. I use 3 different IDE’s when programming: Eclipse, NetBeans, XCode. I am proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and I can become proficient in pretty much anything that I need to master.
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!
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,
For my complete resume, go here.
NASA Year in Review 2012
I programmed the NASA 2012 Year in Review. It was published on December 17, 2012. This piece is created once a year, every year to highlight NASA’s achievements over the course of the year. This was a new design; the idea was to give the feel of something like pinterest and make it more modernized then it had been in past years. It was programmed in jQuery and HTML5 to utilize responsive design. To view the project online, go here: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/YIR12/
Apollo 17, 40th Anniversary
Developed in November of 2012, for the 40th anniversary of Apollo 17 on December 7th, 2012. Developed in Actionscript 1.0-2.0. I am aware that this version of Actionscript is outdated, but when given the rest of the project in that version of Actionscript, you either change the whole project or develop in the same version of Actionscript. My boss wanted it done quickly, so same version of Actionscript it was. To view the whole project, go here.
Wally Schirra 50th Anniversary Piece
I created this piece as one in a series of the 50th anniversaries of each of the Mercury flights. It focuses on Wally Schirra and his time and mission in Mercury. The piece was done completely in Flash and ActionScript 3.0 and then inserted into NASA.gov. Go to the Wally Schirra piece.
Apollo 16, 40th Anniversary
We did a series of Flash interactive features for the Apollo 40th anniversaries. Our primary actionscript programmer was on vacation when the Apollo 16 40th Anniversary came up. I had to take the reigns and handle Flash. I gave myself a crash course in Flash and ActionScript for the Apollo 16 Interactive. To view the interactive feature, go to NASA: Apollo 16
I have been working on the NASA.gov team for some time. I was an integral part in the redesign effort and have been editing and developing for them with great glee! To view the site, go to www.nasa.gov
Adam Craig Band
I did this website in my spare time, for a friend of a friend. He manages the Adam Craig Band and needed to update their website. They wanted something that was easy to use and update; so I hooked them up with a wordpress site. Now they update it almost weekly. To view the site, go to adamcraigband.com
Take McAlester Back
I created this site for a group called Take McAlester Back. The people in this group were fighting for a common cause of a drug-free McAlester. McAlester is a small town in South East Oklahoma. The group was sponsored by a local drug rehab (Narconon Arrowhead) and the local government. It was a truly inspiring project to be a part of and I am happy to put my stamp of becca-ness on it. I designed the entire site, but my favorite part of the site that I did was the header image with all of the different kids working on various art and music projects. To visit the site, go to takemcalesterback.com
Created this part of the Planet Green website. To view, go to Planet Green: Focus Earth
One of my absolute favorite tv shows to work on and be a part of, I was thrilled to create this part of the Planet Green website. Ludacris is one of my favorite rappers! To view the site, go to Planet Green: Battleground Earth
Go For the Green
I created this section of the website for Planet Green in 2008. To view it, go to Planet Green: Go for the Green
When working for Planet Green as a Junior Producer, I was asked to re-do the Supper Club area. To view it, go to Planet Green: Supper Club
Completely re-vamped Total Wrecklamation for Planet Green in 2008. To view the site, go to planetgreen.com
Indiana Space Grant Consortium
Worked extensively on INSGC.org (Indiana Space Grant Consortium) for approx. 8 months in 2005-2006 school year, after graduating from Purdue in 2005. To view the website go to insgc.org
Virgin Music Festival Offers Greener Way to Get Your Groove On
Getting to Know GM’s Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (Part 2)
About this Blog // Mostly thoughts on computer stuff, programming, attempts at learning new languages and experiences along the way throughout my journey to supreme nerd of the universe!
I feel so honored! I was a part of the webteam in a year that it got a Webby AND made Time’s list of 50 best website; check out the article! SO AWESOME!!!!
Damn, it feels good to be a gangster!
After having a discussion on twitter using the hashtag #askagoogler, I can only say that I have been inspired. And the timing of inspiration couldn’t have come at a better moment. Today, when I checked my personal email, I had two emails from my brother. One, which describes a NASA infographic challenge and two, which discusses 80+ resources you can get from Microsoft for free on your eReader.
It seems that the world really does work in mysterious ways and while I may not be the best in some areas, there are many other things that i am half way decent to awesome at and I intend to improve and move forward and advertise my awesomeness.
Here is the link for Microsoft eBooks:
So the other day when I was out walking my dog, I got to thinking about how even if you reuse or recycle code, it always ends up being unique. I got to thinking this in kind of a round-about way. I was walking my pug while jamming out to my iphone and this song came on called ring the alarm. It can get people hyped up…. if they let it, which I was…. because it was hot and sticky and I needed something to keep me going, as I had already trekked home from the metro and was already gross, but Aldy (my pug) needed me. So I just let the music over take me. Started dancing…. dude across the street in cowboy boots and a lot of denim saw me and was laughing to himself… I saw him laughing to himself after I did the turn around move. And that got me to thinking about that cliche phrase about dancing like no one is watching. This thought turned into coding like no one is going to see it.
Often times when I know certain people are going to see and judge certain parts of code, even if it is functioning and looks good, I still try to perfect what isn’t broken. This has actually gotten me into trouble before. And not that I am able to do this all of the time, but I try to code like no one is going to see it; like my brother isn’t going to rip me a new one for putting in too much and doing things in a more round about way than he would. Don’t get me wrong, my brother is an amazing coder. He is better than I am as far as logic and the way of thinking like a coder. He does things in precise ways and knows shortcuts I don’t, so when I say he rips me a new one, what I really mean is he chides me a little, asking WHY I did “x” in 5 steps when there was a way I could have done it in 3 steps. I learn stuff from him, just get a little nervy wondering if I am doing it right even when it is functioning.
I guess it has to do with confidence. Coding is what I do for a living, in and out of work. Yet, I am the least confident in this area of my life (prolly why I practice so much)