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Nathan T. Baker

Software Engineer

After 5+ years at Raven, an SEO platform for marketers, I had done everything from customer support, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, SEO education, and content marketing. After I was laid off I took the opportunity to think about what I wanted in a career: I wanted to hurt from how much I was learning every day. I learned marketing was just my side quest and software development was my mission.

After 6 months at Nashville Software School and 7 months at LunarLincoln I was hired back by Raven as a software engineer. (Raven is now a proud product of TapClicks.) It turns out my winding path to software development has served me well. Putting a customer's needs first comes naturally after working at Nashville software companies for more than 8 years.

RESUME

Education

  • 2016 - 2017

    Nashville Software School

    Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp

    NSS is a full-time intensive software development bootcamp. The last half of my 6-month track included multiple team sprints using test-driven development and agile methodologies.

    Contributions at Nashville Software School
    • Created a website that visualizes changes in board games rankings (tabletoptracker.com)
    • Built multiple Angular web applications
    • Wrote in vanilla JavaScript and jQuery
    • Built projects in Python and Django
    • Built RESTful APIs with Django REST Framework
    • Managed version control with daily use of Git
    • Deployed a Node web crawler to Heroku
    • Worked with D3, Google Charts, and Firebase
    • Designed ERDs, built databases, and queried data with SQLite

  • 2004 - 2008

    Belmont University

    Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

    While at Belmont I collected audio and wrote 50 stories for NPR.

Employment

  • January 2018 - Present

    TapClicks

    Software Engineer

    I built out new features and fix bugs for marketing platforms TapClicks, and sister tool Raven. I primarily work in PHP and JavaScript.

  • April 2017 - November 2017

    LunarLincoln

    Software Developer

    I shipped features for native mobile apps: be it a custom data-intensive table or a complex Auto Layout view. I contributed to projects written in Swift, Objective-C, Java, and JavaScript.

    Contributions at LunarLincoln
    • Contributed over 200,000 lines of code across 17 repositories
    • Regularly shipped App Store updates
    • Helped create a JavaScript Jira plugin
    • Converted codebases from Swift 2 to Swift
    • Frequent work with Auto Layout, APIs, persisting data, custom tables, and MVC
    • Daily reviewed code and followed the GitFlow branching pattern.

  • February 2011 - July 2016

    Raven

    Content Marketing Specialist

    While at Raven, I did everything from customer support, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, content marketing, speaking, writing about SEO, and creating websites using Zurb Foundation.

  • February 2008 - February 2011

    Sitemason

    Director of Technical Support

    As the Director of Technical Support at Sitemason, I managed the needs of 500+ clients by troubleshooting DNS, hosting, email, and content management issues.

  • 2004 - 2010

    Diving Board

    Web Designer, Founder

    I founded a web design company called Diving Board in college. Most projects started with Photoshop mock-ups and were built in PHP or HTML.

  • March 2006 – August 2006

    NPR

    News Intern

    At NPR-affiliate Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) I produced around 50 stories. For each story, I conducted interviews, wrote the script, collected audio, and edited the audio.

Languages

Here are my primary programming languages in order of competency.

  • JAVASCRIPT
  • PHP
  • SWIFT
  • PHYTHON
  • OBJECTIVE-C
  • JAVA

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GET IN TOUCH

Shoot me an email if you'd like to chat. By the way, I'm always willing to grab lunch with fellow Nashville Software School folks if it's helpful.

nathan t baker AT gmail DOT com