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I am a junior software developer focused on providing the best service and experience for the end user whether I am coding back end, front end, or anything along that spectrum. After about ten years of working in a public library as a Library Assistant, I moved into IT Support. I bring many years of IT Support experience teaching and helping users solve problems with both hardware and software. Very career-oriented and loyal employee, I am currently open to new opportunities in software/app/website development and DevOps roles.

Interests include open source development, applications focused on library systems, and expanding my knowledge of Rails and JavaScript. I am also intrigued with how technology can assist our creative processes and love maker culture. I tinker around with crafts and various electronics in my free time. Especially focused on learning more about JavaScript. For this website, I created my own template to run on the Joomla! CMS and have learned much more about JavaScript and jQuery along with PHP. I truly love working with CSS and figuring out user interactions.

Teaching others is important to me. Having worked in public libraries for over 10 years helping others find resources they need I have served in several roles where I lead instruction both to groups and one-on-one. I have developed and led workshops teaching elderly folks introduction to computers and the Internet as well as online security/avoiding scams. I have been a TA at RailsBridge Triangle events, leading presentations on “Intro to the Web” and “Intro to Ruby”, along with teaching others how to use Ruby on Rails both with RailsBridge and on my own.

In October 2018, I completed the coding immersive cohort at Momentum Learning. There I learned more JavaScript and focused on Ruby on Rails to develop apps with SQLite and PostgreSQL. This added to my knowledge and experience with LAMP sites, content management systems such as Word Press and Joomla, and an acute focus on the end user experience.

Great communication extends outside of my techie life as a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network and the North Carolina Poetry Society. I am available for technical presentations, public speaking, and poetry readings. I also volunteer with the NC Harm Reduction Coalition and co-organize a Trans & GNC clothing closet in Durham.

Visit my portfolio to see my projects and what I'm currently working on. Visit my GitHub account for more at github.com/JoannaDavidson.

I look forward to interacting with you! Reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and connect via LinkedIn.