Kate Boyd

Front End Web Developer

Chapel Hill, NC

About

Hi! I’m Kate.

I'm a front end web developer with a degree in Interactive Multimedia from UNC-Chapel Hill's school of Media and Journalism and a double major in Japanese. I'm interested in jobs and projects for both web and mobile development.

GitHub
Kate Boyd Headshot

Works

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Skills

Programming Skills

...this is probably what you came here for...

...but I learned a lot of other things in school too:
...from design classes:
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Experience Design
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes
...from journalism classes:
  • Video production and editing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Oral and written communication
  • Mass communication
  • Precision and clarity
  • Research and information gathering
...from Japanese classes:
  • Japanese skills around JLPT N3 level
  • Navigating unfamiliar situations
  • Learning from and laughing at my own mistakes
  • Understanding other cultures
  • Overcoming communication barriers

Resume

Sideline

Mobile Developer

May 2017 - Present

  • Developing a hybrid mobile app using Ionic and Angular2 for a new fantasy sports start-up
  • Responsible for turning design compositions into working interfaces on iOS, Android, and web
  • Collaborating with a backend developer to incorporate data from the app's independent REST API's endpoints

Knight Foundation

Knight News Lab Fellow

May 2017 - Present

  • Working with a team to create innovative news products for local newsrooms in North Carolina
  • Responsible for building prototypes for these products according to our partner organizations' specifications
  • Creating a Facebook Messenger chatbot that uses natural language processing to answer news-related questions, tag those questions with categories, and add them to a database

Cuba's New Wave

Senior Developer

December 2016 - May 2017

  • Worked with a team of videographers, reporters, designers, and developers to create an interactive documentary website based on our travels to Cuba
  • Set up a system that allows the developers to import the reporter’s articles from Google Drive and automatically update the website with that content using ArchieML, Node.js, Express, and EJS templates
  • Responsible for independently learning, implementing, and then teaching the rest of the team various technologies, including Sass

Heelprint Communications

Associate Web Developer

October 2016 - Present

  • Working with a client to design and develop a new website as part of a creative team

Davis Library Preservaton Department

General Collections Conservation Student Assistant

May 2014 - September 2016

  • Worked independently to repair old library books using a variety of hands-on techniques
  • Managed my own time to complete projects assigned to me

Contact

Want to drop me a line, recruit me for a job, hire me for a project, or send me a picture of your cat?

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Email:

GitHub: kwboyd