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!
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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.
Smithsonian Libraries Blog
I redesigned the Smithsonian Libraries blog to make it responsive and a little more modern.
Day of Remembrance: 2013
I programmed the updated NASA Day of Remembrance for 2013. It was published on January 21, 2013. This piece is highlighted every year on the anniversaries of Columbia, Challenger and Apollo 1. This was a new design; the idea was to give the feel of something like a book, put the piece into jQuery and HTML5, utilizing more modern technologies then had been used in previous years. It was programmed in jQuery and HTML5 to utilize responsive design and enable viewing on mobile devices. To view the project online, go here: www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR2013
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 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.
Ok, I needed to write this post last week or really like… yknow, 2-3 weeks back, but I had an failure of epic proportions and often times, I just get caught up over on my other blog which is where (in all honesty) I spend most of my time, but I am working on remedying this as I really want to have an outlet to post on as I go through school and as I work through Drupal fun at work. So I am trying to rebuild/build this blog up. So without further ado, I give you the rest of drupalcon Portland 2013!
I feel like I could write an entire post on the keynote from Day 2 alone. The keynote for Day 2 of DruaplCon Portland was AWESOME! I know a lot of people would disagree with what Karen McGrane had to say about WYSIWIG editors and various other topics in the keynote, but I really feel like she made some excellent points. She focused on the fact that we are no longer in the world of print or just desktop web. Not everyone is on the same platform anymore when accessing the World Wide Web. This is important to note, not only for developers but for content producers. You cannot treat the web as a print medium like so many people want to. So she talked about this for a while and then went on to stress that WYSIWYG editors were only constraining us and that the problem with this wasnt just in content or on the front end but also with the CMS itself and while responsive design was a solution, it was only a front-end solution and one that didn’t think far enough ahead but really only worked for the here and the now. Instead of thinking in pages with content, it is best to start encouraging people to think in chunks <– I thought this point was very valuable especially with a robust and easy to manipulate system like Drupal. Continue reading
I left my house to head to Reagan National Airport at 5am. My flight left at 7:00am. I had a layover in Seattle before heading to Portland. When I arrived in Portland, the idea was to go directly from the airport to the conference and pray that they had lockers or something where I could store my extra bag.
I showed up at 12pm Portland time, lunch time for the conference. Almost dinner time for me on the east coast. It was definitely interesting to travel for what felt like a day and then pretend it was the middle of the day. Anywho, I had a full day of sessions ahead of me. After I ate, I went to find the first session I wanted to watch. The first session I went to was What Users Want (or Why Webpages are Dead) – From the summary I thought the session was going to be awesome and go into detail about how we needed to focus on moving to other platforms and HOW to do it… but I thought wrong. I thought it would be better than it was. For the first 40 minutes the presenters discussed basics beyond beginner. I was a little disappointed to say the least. The presenters themselves were enthusiastic and I think had good knowledge in their brains, but seemed to be hoarding it and keeping it away from me. After 45 minutes, I got up and went to seek out some coffee and plan out the rest of my afternoon. Continue reading