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.

I first started learning Ruby on Rails to get a better idea of the MVC model and started going to a few different Meetups in LA like FullStack OpenSource and JS.LA. From there I learned how to work in a couple open source projects and actually made a few Pull Requests to FreeCodeCamp and that really blew my mind that I could contribute to such a big project that intimidated me. But I pressed on and succeeded in that. I also started to learn JavaScript via React and React-Native.

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've now shifted towards bettering the end-user experience and have doubled down on JavaScript focusing primarily on React and React-Native.

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.

Skills

Here's a quick overview of the skills I use every day

Frameworks

  • React
  • React-Native
  • Redux
  • Bootstrap

Front-End

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SCSS

Back-end

  • Node.js
  • Express
  • MongoDB
  • NoSQL

Tools

  • GitHub,
  • Expo
  • FireBase
  • Heroku
  • Netlify
  • Forestry.io
  • WordPress
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Shopify
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • PowerShell

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