I'm Jeff - I recently graduated from General Assembly's software engineering bootcamp course.
I have 10 years of previous experience in search engine optimization - from that life, I'll be carrying over my work ethic, and my ability to tackle large problems one step a time among other skills.
I enjoyed my time as an SEO but, I could only get so far without understanding any programming languages. In July of 2019, I decided to add software development to my toolbox. Programming allows me to take on a larger variety of issues.
Outside of SEO and software development, I spend my time learning about sea creatures with my kids (Octonauts) dreaming up my ideal electronics setup at home, or getting lost in a sci fi or fantasy book (hurry up, Sanderson. Rothfuss, you too as well).
First full stack React app and last group project at GA - I spent most of my time on this project in the front end and modified routes and controllers in the back end as needed.
- Technologies Used
- Passing props and methods
- Lifecycle Methods
- Splitting functions between container components and presentational components
Academy RC - Educational Site
First full stack app creating using python and Django. Group project - no specified role in this group project, I switched between front end and back end as needed. Towards the end of the project, I was able to get alot of front end work done.
The Giph Attic
First full stack app and first group project. Started on the front end and then ended up working on both sides at the end.
Clumsy Robot Battle
Individual project - first app, front end only. I like robots, so when I found out we were to make a game, Clumsy Robot Battle is what I came up with.
I started at BOLD as the sole SEO in late 2012 - when I left, we were working with SEO team members in Puerto Rico, India, and San Francisco.
I had the opportunity to learn many skills at BOLD - project management, budgeting/forecasting, training new SEOs, working closely with content, UX, product managers, and product marketers.
- Obtain and maintained top 3 positions for 3 keywords that drove 150k+ visitors/month
- Improved SEO channel from a $5m/year business to a $50m+/year business
- Lead countless initatives to create 20%+ YOY revenue growth for 7 years running
As my duties and responsibilites grew at BOLD, I realized my skillset in project management needed to be improved. I took this course as a part of my career development as a senior manager at BOLD.
Learned the basics of SEO at Single Grain - started as an SEO associate and left as a SEO manager
Since this was a digital marketing agency, my responsibilities started out mainly with rank tracking, SEO audits, and performing keyword research. Over time, I moved into client account management, training new team members, and link building.
- Successfully orchestratd monthly link building campaings for 20+ campaigns
- Mentored team of 6 SEO team members in San Francisco
- Execute and present SEO audits to potential and current clients