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- Sass (CSS Pre-Processor)
- React Router
- React Redux
- ExpressJS (for NodeJS)
- Responsive Web Design
- Linux Command-Line (Basic)
- Unit Testing
- Amazon Web Services (S3, Cloudfront)
- Digital Ocean Web Servers
- Braintree Payments
Other Skills & Knowledge
- Go (Programming Language)
Desire To Learn/In The Process Of Learning
Greetings! My name Darryl Dixon. I'm a client- and server-side web developer from Virginia. I'm passionate about creating many types of web-based products, tools and experiences, and ensuring a great experience for the end user.
Early on in my life I realized I had a deep fascination with technology. As an introvert I tended to want to stay on the computer rather than socializing. I was pretty good at being a ghost.
When I around 13 or 14 years old I started to get into programming games. I started with what was known as Game Maker, now known as Game Maker Studio. It was a drag-n-drop game creation programming that made game development simple and easy. After programming for a while using the drag-n-drop features I started to get into writing my own code. Simple code but I wrote it. I even started to write my own libraries that I used in my games.
Fast-forward to 2014. I gained an interest in graphic design. I started off doing social media design, moved onto logo design, and then I got into web design. I designed my first website, a personal website. Once I had done that I realized that I wanted to make it a real thing. I tried to do it with Wix but that was completely out of the question. So I finally came to the conclusion that I had to teach myself to code in order to achieve this goal. October 5th, I began building my own personal website, which took about 2 weeks. After completing that website I came to realize that I really enjoyed coding. I continued to make websites, joined the Free Code Camp community, and built up my skills to be a well-rounded web developer.
Now I am pursuing web development as my primary career. Since then I have not stopped learning and creating, getting my hands into any code almost everyday, and I'm not overexagerating when I say I love the experience. I don't believe in perfection at all times but trying your best to achieve something functional and practical. Ergo, I'm pretty proud of what I've done so far and will continue to improve on what I do and can do.
Email me directly at email@example.com, or use the contact form below.