Welcome to my collection of most recent projects, ranging from Technical Writing to Disability Advocacy. I wear a great number of hats, and enjoy every single one of them!
Interested in exploring how my skillsets may be able to help you or your company? I'd love to chat! Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 9/19/2018
AWS Newbies provides study guides for the Amazon Web Services Certification Exams for complete beginners. It aims to bridge the gap between "People Interested in Tech" and "Technical Resources."
Many of the resources available to learn about AWS are so filled with technical jargon that they are very difficult for people without technical backgrounds or education to effectively learn.
I believe that technical knowledge should be accessible to anyone who is interested, so when I ran into difficulties finding ways to study for my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, I decided to create the resource I was looking for myself.
I also created an Online Study Group for fellow "AWS Newbies" to ask and learn as they embark on the journey to learn Cloud Computing.
The website runs on AWS (of course!), using EC2, Elastic IP, Route 53, and Wordpress.
Burgundy for Life is a collection of initiatives and projects to promote Vascular Malformation, Stroke, and Brain Injury awareness and support for survivors and their families.
I began the project in 2012 after realizing that there are very limited "layman friendly" resources and support groups readily available for vascular malformation survivors and their families to find and share information.
Especially scarce were resources about the condition and the treatment methods that were easily comprehensible by those without a medical background.
Burgundy for Life is my attempt to bridge the gap between the "medical" and the "patient" world by "translating" the medical jargon and technical text into "normal language."
"Quote Rotation" website that publishes quotes from an online survey I conducted of survivors and their families. The quotes provide guidance and source of hope for those with vascular malformations by supplying an "endless loop" of insights from those who have experienced similar difficulties.
Framework: Bootstrap 4.0
Date: October, 2017
With follower number of almost 3500, along with a support group with over 1000 members, Burgundy for Life Facebook Page is one of the largest support pages for those affected by vascular malformation and brain injury. The page shares resources, articles, and survivor stories, as well as newest developments in vascular malformation treatments being developed.
Platform: Facebook Page
Date: January, 2013
Founded in 2012, AVM Awareness Project was the harbinger of all of the vascular malformation initiatives. It provides a comprehensive link database of resources, websites, books, and support groups, and hosted calendar of events around the country, as well as a database of onsite support groups around the country. It has a Stories section where survivors share their vascular malformation journies.
Date: May, 2013
Brain Aneurysm Awareness Poster created for a graphic design course. "1 in 50," designed in Adobe Illustrator. Published on Burgundy for Life's Facebook Page, and from there, shared 500+ times. Reprinted by users for support groups and resource booths around the country.
Program: Adobe Illustrator
A printable grayscale flier that explains what Arteriovenous Malformation is to the public in "layman-friendly" terms. Most resources available were filled with jargon, and very technical, and all around difficult to understand. I created this flier in order for survivors and family members to have a resource they could hand out that explains the rare condition to their friends and doctors.
Program: Microsoft Word
I decided to move the portfolio after beginning the #100DaysOfCode challenge, because I wanted a brand new space to learn and practice the web development skills I was teaching myself.