Work:  Ruby on Rails
Created:  September 8, 2013


GradesFirst is a student support system for colleges and universities. It is primarily used by advising units and tutoring centers to manage their day-to-day operations. GradesFirst helps them to manage appointments, take notes on students, and send precisely targeted communications via e-mail, text, telephone, and Facebook. It also includes a module for early alert (identifying at-risk students before they flunk out), and tools to allow students to easily schedule appointments with advisors or tutors. I joined the team to learn the trade of web development, and worked there for about 3 years.

I worked on back-end and front-end tasks using Rails 2.3, Ruby 1.8.7, Haml, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, Linux, Git, Vim, and MySQL. In addition to my primary role of bug hunting and new feature development, I also did some auxiliary projects with Google AdWords, training their marketing folks on PPC/SEO, security logging, and technical writing.

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