Deepening my understanding of MySQL
Hi! I'm Brent Ingram
I'm a Front-End and App Developer who actually CAN fix your computer. I've been a part of the IT industry for the past 7 years. About 5 years ago I actually worked in a website development company and that is where I was exposed to the world of building websites and I caught the bug.
The first website that I built was for my wife and was built with WordPress. That was my first real taste and from there I wanted to keep learning and building things. I stuck with WordPress for a while but then as time went on I was exposed to other areas of web development by doing tutorials from FreeCodeCamp, Udemy and CodeCademy.
At a certain point, I felt the insatiable desire to create something practical and useful for others. I saw a need in a local youth group to create a small mobile app for a Summer youth camp. I created RLAY from idea to App Store.
One problem that I was stuck on for a couple months was how to save text that was put into a text input field be available for later use. I tried a lot of different things to solve it. Eventually I went to a meetup specifically for React-Native developers and they pointed me in the right direction, and I learned component level state management with React-Native and that was one of the happiest days of my life. Because with that knowledge I was able to solve that problem seamlessly.
After working on the app and uploading it to the app store I knew that I wanted to do this as a career.
I agree with Robert Greene (Author of Mastery) and Malcolm Gladwell (Author of Outliers) and desire to become a master of development through hours of intentional work. I'm ready!
You can download my resume here.
Here's a quick overview of the skills I use every day
- Visual Studio Code
- Adobe CC Suite
Here's some work that I'm proud of!