Nerando A. Johnson

Full Stack Developer Lvl 1.5 Developer Tech Community Organizer

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About Me

This is Nerando, he likes to use programming to solve problems, (Yup, He is a developer). Nerando has been a community organizer for freeCodeCamp Atlanta for over the last two years. He has been to a few hackathons and is an infrequent blogger.

Nerando has worn a few hats before becoming a developer : lab technician, farmer, truck driver, middle school science teacher, business founder, tutor and a high school literacy specialist. These turns in the road has enabled him learn fast, work well within a team, understand going "the extra mile" and having a different outlook while problem solving or developing solutions.

When not coding, Nerando enjoys coding cooking, reading, the act of creating something from nothing and consuming the odd blog or podcast about the human mind (Hi, NPR). After completing the Flatiron School's FullStack Software Engineering Immersive (completed Sept 2019) and served time as QA/junior software developer at WarnerMedia, he is currently a full stack developer at EPM in Atlanta. With some experience as the local organizer of the FreeCodeCamp group, he has been able to mentor and help other people in their developer journey while working on his own.

Latest Project

Other Projects

Burble screenshot

Burble ~ A React Based Movie Search App

A React movie app built following Florin Pop's React Movie app. It uses reactBootstrap for buttons and forms, use theMoviedb api for movie info and search functionalities (Ongoing).

Link to GitHub Repo

Redirect Terminus

My Terminus Redirect Page

A Redirect page for all FreeCodeCamp projects that haven't been completed yet.

Link to GitHub Repo

RQM screenshot

Random-Quote-Machine

A built out of the random quote machine for freeCodeCamp former curriculum.

Built with vanilla JavaScript, contains a background image from Pexel.org, Bootstrap and uses Forismatic quote api ,hosted on GitHub pages.

Link to GitHub Repo

wikiviewer screenshot

freeCodeCamp's Wikipedia Viewer

A simple Wikipedia viewer which return the search results on a page.

Built with vanilla JavaScript, Bootstrap and uses Wikipedia's search api, hosted on GitHub pages.

Link to GitHub Repo


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Relevant Work Experience

QA/ Junior Software Engineer (Digital Ads) - WarnerMedia || Atlanta, Ga ( Apr 2020 - Feb 2021

Coding :

  • Used an understanding of DOM manipulation to create specialized ad templates and prototypes.
  • Applied advanced knowledge of JavaScript and ad technologies to build prototypes of ads and mock pages, QA ad code in multiple environments, and advise developers on implementation strategies that would prove scalable and performant.
  • Evaluated code from multiple sources to find and fix broken code in ads, websites and proprietary JavaScript code.

Collaboration :

  • Peer-programmed with developers and other team members to solve complex coding problems and ensure proper understanding of ad implementation details.
  • Worked with other tech pub ops specialists and developer teams, as well as members from all verticals of the business, to create ad strategies that were effective, scalable, and maintainable.

Communication:

  • Kept project managers, product owners, and other stakeholders abreast of progress, next steps, issues and suggested solutions associated with assigned products.
  • Translated technical details to the non-technical members of the business, and translated business requirements into technical details for the developers.
  • Updated manager/supervisors through recurring meetings to communicate concerns, collaborate on issues, and demonstrate current ad states.

PROJECTS/BRANDS MANAGED:

  • Adult Swim (Web, IOS, Android).

Contract Web Developer || Atlanta, Ga (2016 - Present)

  • Modified the underlying code of an existing template to meet client's needs.
  • Created custom templates and custom post types using PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and .
  • Submitted wireframes for customer approval.
  • Maintained security and version control for client website.
  • Designed the user experience (UX) and the user interface (UI).
  • Wrote a step-by-step tutorial to ensure client's ability to use site.
  • Wrote proper documentation on work done.

Web Development Instructor - Lighthouse || Atlanta, Ga ( March 2020)

*~Contract Successfully Completed~*

  • Create and administer a curriculum that covers the basics of web development (HTML, CSS & Basic JavaScript) along with other tools of the industry.
  • Instruct class modules and provide support to students during instruction. Assist students during class in understanding work, completing projects and meeting requirements.
  • Keep students motivated to complete their learning journey; be very responsive to address individual student needs.

Software Developer Intern - Mobile App Hero || Atlanta, Ga ( October 2019 - February 2020)

  • Conceptualizing, creating, developing and maintaining visually appealing, user-friendly websites and interactive mobile applications.
  • Created custom apps using React Native, Node, Express, Javascript, Firebase, Expo.
  • Designed the user experience (UX) and the user interface (UI).

FreeCodeCamp Organizer || Mentor - Atlanta, Ga (October 2017 - Present)

  • Coordinating and hosting the freeCodeCamp meetup for the Atlanta chapter.
  • Providing training and advice to aspiring and jnr. developers on the topics (Basic CSS, HTML and JavaScript).
  • Providing sufficient support and resources to solve issues as they arise both on and offline via mentoring sessions.
  • Assist in overcoming blockers and provide feedback on their personal side projects.

Creative Developer - Lead Intern Ringer Consulting Group, Roswell, GA (June 2017 - August 2017)

  • Assisted in the creation of a social media strategy project which executed across multiple social media platforms thus increasing clients’ social media presence by 50% over 4 weeks.
  • Assisted in digital media creation ( images, videos, 360 degree and virtual reality imagery) for clients.
  • Updated clients web sites (HTML5, CSS3, Drupal and WordPress - CMS).
  • Participated in the creation and maintenance of internship team using a project management system.