Doug Ludlow

Web Developer

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I was one of those kids who liked to take everything apart just to see what made it work. When my family first got a computer, I was enthralled by it. It had Windows 3.1 on it. Paint was my favorite program, it was amazing to me that pictures and textures were represented by a collection of tiny pixels.

Eventually, when I was introduced to the web, I fell in love with it instantly when I found that I could view the source of any page. I loved seeing how people did things and trying to replicate them. The CSS Zen Garden, by Dave Shea, had a big impact on me. I originally learned HTML and CSS from the raw W3C specs. JavaScript became my first language.

I enjoy learning and trying out new technologies. When I want to understand how something works, I read through the source. Technologies come and go and languages become popular and then eventually fade into history. While it's important to stay up on technology, it's also important to learn and understand the principles of software engineering. Finding a balance between the two is where software craftmanship comes in. I'm always trying to improve my software craftmanship.

Ultimately, I want to make a difference in the world. I want to give back. I like sharing my talents and skills.

Education

I'm always striving for learning.

Boise State University

Bachelor of in Computer Science - In Progress: 2009-2019

I've been studying part-time while I work fulltime. It's been an interesting experience because I can apply what I learn from work to school and vice-versa. I still have a long road ahead, but I enjoy learning.

Experience

Here's some of what I've done thus far.

Royal Jay

Software Developer / Boise, ID / 2015 - Current

I work with a small, agile driven team, developing custom software for Royal Jay's clients.

City of Boise

Programmer/Analyst II / Boise, ID / 2011 - 2015

I worked on the web team as the lead developer. I developed and maintained many Umbraco and WordPress websites and custom applications. I worked on the full stack with a large array of front-end and back-end technologies.

HP Enterprise Services

Tech Lead / Boise, ID / 2009 - 2011

I lead a team tech support agents as a tech lead on the NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Intranet) contract. I provided support to the team by helping resolve issues or authorizing escalation. I developed apps and tools that helped streamline and automate processes.

Contact

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