Courtney G. Ives

Fizzy Beverage Enthusiast, Software Developer

Hey!

I'm Courtney. I am a software developer, language nerd (human language, that is), sci-fi fan, music head, and a Vermonter living in Minnesota. I'm a complete sucker for animals, a begrudging mechanical keyboard user (Magicforce 68 with Browns, if you must know), and I'm a certified beer judge (yes, that's a real thing).

Learning has to be a top priority for us techies, as does supporting one another. I'm passionate about connecting people and being a champion for others, especially the quiet ones.

Skills

  • General programming: JavaScript, NodeJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Java, Clojure
  • Testing: Jasmine/Karma, Mocha/Chai, Jenkins, GitLab CI
  • Frontend: jQuery, AngularJS (v1), HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Bootstrap (v3/v4), PatternLab, Atomic Design, Twig Handlebars, Mustache, Jekyll, Liquid, Wordpress, Drupal, Magento2
  • Tools: Git CLI, Grunt, Gulp, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Agile, Jira

  • Experience

    Co-Founder, MenuMonster

    Saint Paul, MN | October 2018 — Present

    I've started building an app called MenuMonster, a tool for breweries that allows them to easily publish the current taplist to the web.

    Web Developer, Lake Monster Brewing Company

    Saint Paul, MN | October 2017 — Present

    Maintaining the custom food truck widget, keeping the website taplist and events up-to-date, making layout and styling improvements, providing general technical support and solutions to make their lives easier

  • Stack: SquareSpace CMS, HTML/CSS, JavaScript
  • Tools: GitLab
  • Frontend Developer, Irish Titan

    Saint Louis Park, MN | January — October, 2018

    Interfaced with clients and built frontends for CMS web sites in an agency setting.

  • Stack: WordPress, Magento2, Drupal, Twig, PHP, LESS, Sass
  • Tools: Agile, Jira, Confluence, Git, Vagrant
  • Frontend Developer, Allianz Life

    Saint Louis Park, MN | July — October, 2017

    Created HTML/CSS/JS components for the pattern library (PatternLab) to be agnostic of environment

  • Stack: PatternLab, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Sass, Bootstrap 4
  • Tools: Jira, Git
  • Web Developer, Schmitt Music

    Brooklyn Center, MN | December, 2016 — July, 2017

    Created a new WordPress theme from scratch; Customized existing theme, wrote documentation for all projects; User experience (UX), user interface (UI) design; Established version control and a ticketing strategy using GitLab’s Kanban-style system

  • Stack: WordPress, LAMP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS/Sass
  • Tools: Git, GitLab, Vagrant
  • Web Developer, Questar Assessment, Inc.

    Apple Valley, MN | August — December, 2016

    QC/QA, Styling and updating testing content using HTML, XML, and CSS; Assisted senior developers primarily using PHP and JavaScript; Wrote technical documentation for a PHP project

  • Stack: HTML, XML, CSS, LAMP, JavaScript
  • Tools: Agile, Jira, Confluence, Git, Vagrant
  • Software Testing Consultant, tapQA

    Saint Louis Park, MN | June, 2015 — March, 2016

    Documented and tested defects in a remote Agile environment; Wrote tickets and detailed test plan, and gave product demonstrations for each ticket

  • Tools: Jira, Jenkins, VersionOne, Methode CMS, Medley CMS, Browser Dev Tools
  • Designer/Social Media Mgr, Above the Fold Marketing

    Burlington, VT/Remote | 2011 — 2013

    Designed websites, graphics, and user interfaces; Monitored, maintained, and managed client social media accounts

  • Stack: WordPress, HTML, CSS
  • Tools: TeamWork, Adobe Illustrator, HootSuite
  • Coding Projects

  • Android: Score Cleaver is a Java app I contributed to
  • Nile of the North map: Web application for Project Sweetie Pie that I contributed to

  • Education

    Bachelor of Liberal Arts: Linguistics


    Hampshire College, 2011 — Amherst, MA


    Communicative Disorders Post-baccalaureate

    
UW-River Falls, 2015 — River Falls, WI



    Certified Beer Judge

    
BJCP, 2015


    Full-Stack Software Engineering Certification


    Prime Digital Academy, 2016 — Bloomington, MN