Paul Miller
dev/ is life

I Am A DC-Based

Front-End Developer & Enthusiast

Animation Junkie, Dedicated Gamer, Always Hungry
And this is what I do
Projects
About

Quaintance Prototype

Tinder-like app that pairs individuals using a users Instagram photo's as a primer.
  • HTML5
  • CSS | SCSS
  • jQuery
  • Fullpage.js
  • Responsive
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL

Apartment Showcase

Total rebuild of Apartment Showcase website; find apartments and deals in the DC / MD / NVA area.
  • HTML5
  • CSS | SCSS
  • React.js | Vue.js
  • Webpack
  • Responsive
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • UI Design

Project Careers

Special needs job-finding widget that can be used with custom options.
  • HTML5
  • CSS | SCSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Isotope.js
  • Responsive
  • UI Design

GWP Redesign

Concept site of a full redesign for the Apartment Showcase parent company, Greater Washington Publishing.
  • HTML5
  • CSS | SCSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • SVG Animation
  • UI Design

HTF Tap Data

A quick interface built for the initial pitching stages toward investors for Transit Labs.
  • HTML5
  • CSS | SCSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Highcharts.js
  • UI Design

Zuffa ( UFC )

Full-Stack Developer / "Front End Guy"

Build, test, and deploy site designs from provided images/HTML mockups. Create or work on import applications. Sites worked on include GUI’s for the World Surf League, Drone Racing League, and UFC.

Travelled the world to train clients in new software suites, breaching language barriers and adhering to strict travel schedules.

June 2017 - March 2018

Greater Washington Publishing &
Society of Technical Communication

Full-Stack Developer / Front-End Teacher

Rebuild flagship websites using Rails 5 + Mapbox, be a Scrum Master, aid in on-boarding of new members to dev team, primary researcher in both BED and FED technologies needed for various projects.

Teach Front End Development starting at basic HTML / CSS / JS along with intermediate and advanced material ( preprocessors, AJAX / API usage, JS libraries, Git, deployment )

April 2016 - June 2017

JBS International

Front End Drupal Dev

Aid various departments in Full-Stack development roles (largely Front-End focused), develop in an Agile environment, convert site designs into light-weight and semantic HTML and CSS markup code that is optimized for desktop & mobile; use W3C validator and 508 web accessibility evaluation tools for semantic web standards.

Sept 2015 - March 2016

0ptimus Consulting LLC

Full-Stack Developer

With 0ptimus, I built several enterprise-level websites, restructured legacy front-ends with updated visual designs and cleaner UX/DI, create internal tools for large-scale data-crunching and calculating, integrate python into rails environments, evaluate and improve internal tools with smarter front-end / more stable back-end. I owe these guys a lot for taking me under their wing and giving me the means to learn as much as I have. A very smart shop with very smart people working for them.

May 2015 - Sept 2015

General Assembly

Teacher

When I graduated from Teacher's Assistant to Teacher, I was given a smaller class to get to know my students more intimately. I mimiced the same curriculum from my TA position but changed the methods up, resulting in more advanced topics covered beyond what was offered in General Assembly's online discription of the course. Specifically, we got into PreProcessors (HAML / SASS) and other industry tools that I felt were mandatory in the web dev world (Github, Git, Terminal / Command Line).

May 2015 - June 2015

General Assembly

Teaching Assistant

In this 10-week course, students learn to code, speak the language and implement their own designs by learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As a Teacher, I actively lectured in front of 30+ individuals, graded homework assignments, created content per class needs, and lead several discussions on advanced topics. This is the job that made me realize how much I had been missing out by not teaching sooner-- I was able to find a happy marriage between my love of helping people with skills that can sincerely help them in their personal lives beyond anecdotal concepts.

March 2015 - May 2015

Transit Labs LLC

Front-End Developer

I redesigned the corporate site in adherence to design mock-ups, maintained their WordPress site, pioneered their Data Visualization projects (Highcharts / D3 + Crossfilter), and rapidly deployed said data-vis projects as requested by the project manager.

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

General Assembly

Student

This company ( specifically the Washington D.C. branch, where rock-star Jesse Shawl was one of my instructors ) is magic. This is where my career as a Web Developer really kicked off. I still have friends from the class I was in and still work with them on various projects. For anyone looking to either skip college or are looking for a course-correction from their current career path, I can't recommend General Assembly enough.

August 2014 - October 2014

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Management Tainee

Sold rental insurance to people who didn't need it with such efficiency that it actually threw me into a state of depression. I have nothing against ERAC, but I felt wholly disingenuous about the whole process, and caught myself recommending different solutions to friends than what I sold to strangers. This was the point of no return; this is when I started to really delve into CodeAcademy and reveal to myself that "code" is more than the floaty green letters in "The Matrix" and that I really enjoyed playing with it.

2013 - 2014

George Mason University

B.A. Communication (Journalism)

Learned fundamentals and advanced communication theories, including best practices in business environments, planning strategies, interpersonal relations, crisis management and journalism. I absolutely loved the academic side to college and the critical thinking aspet of Journalism; gather data, compile it, present it absent of filters in hopes to start a narrative. I'd say a large part of my intellectual growth occured here.

2008 - 2012