Zach Droge's Portfolio

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About Me

To be short, I am a Software Engineer. To be 2 words less short, I am a Full Stack Software Engineer. This portfolio site was created by me with zero framworks, just good old vanilla javascript, DOM manipulation, CSS, and HTML. I make things. It is what I have always done.

I started in created physical things, like sculpture and furniture. I love learning new processes to create new and interesting "things". I started an escape room in 2015 where I plan, build all original puzzles (that are then strung together to create a cohesive story and line of things to do for out customers). Through creating 6 fully functioning, hour long escape room "adventures", I began to learn computer science and web development. This started as a way to make a few intresting puzzles for my business, but then it stuck. I love coding.. To further my learing I applied to Fullstack Academy of Code, completed the program and was immediatly hired to become a Teaching Fellow for the next class. I loved the face pace learning (learning a full stack (NERDs stack) in less than three month and going on to create fully functioning apps. It was difficult, but so rewarding to leave with that wealth of knowledge I am now applying). Currently i am seeking full-time work as a Software Enineer, so please take a look at this site, my resume, and let me know how we can work together to build the next cool thing. Thank you.

Resume

Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in computer software development. Skilled in Agile Methodologies, TDD, and tested ability to quickly learn new tech. Strong business minded professional geared toward Software development and solution oriented approaches in. Download full resume.pdf here.

Skills

Javascript, React, Redux, Sequelize, PostGresSQL, Api integration, Node.js, HTML, CSS, Express, Webpack, Socket.io, gitHub projects (ticketing software), Mocha/Chai, Passport (OAuth), Sketch, Git.

Work

- Escape Room Founder/owner, Locked Manhattan, Manhattan, KS.-

July 2015 - Present


- Software Engineering Fellow, Fullstack Academy, New York, NY.

April 2019 - August 2019.

- Lean Manufacturing intern, Henry Built Co., Seattle, WA.

Sept 2013 - January 2014.

Education

-Fullstack Academy of Code, Full Stack Engineering - (November 2018-April 2019)

-Kansas State University, MFA in Education - (August 2014 - 2017. incomplete)

-Kansas State University, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts - (August 2006 - December 2011)

Contact

Portfolio

Due to my work with private companies, my own included, please contact me for links. Additionally to this most of my current github repos are private. All links and code will be shared with proper company contacts. I am supplied a list of project names and descriptions.