- Buffalo Grove, IL, US
- $20 /hr
- Available now
I love creating software. To me it's not just an occupation, it's something I take home, play with, read about for enjoyment and experiment with for fun. I have workedmore...I love creating software. To me it's not just an occupation, it's something I take home, play with, read about for enjoyment and experiment with for fun. I have worked on purely data-driven projects, but my specialization is in user-facing software.
I'm formally trained in both software engineering and graphic design. I have a master's degree in software engineering from Carroll University and a bachelor's degree in graphic design from UW-Milwaukee. My education doesn't stop there, however. In my opinion, adaptability is a prerequisite to software development because of how quickly it innovates, so I keep a continuous learning mindset: I ask questions, understand how things work, stay curious and discover
Most recently, I shipped an iOS app in the education category called 'Quick Flashcards' which allows users to easily create decks of flashcards to study from on their iPhone. This app was written in Swift 1.2, includes an objective-c library and uses Core Data for persistence. The iTunes link is here. This is an ongoing side project and I have plans to enhance it in the near future by adding iCloud support and a list of other features.
In the past, I spent a good amount of time in the .net world and worked on projects using asp.net's MVC framework. One such project was a massive re-platform converting mission-critical e-commerce websites onto asp.net's MVC framework. I was particularly proud of this work because it was a success with a very large team and countless moving parts.
I have been lucky to have been a part of talented teams and we've won a number of awards and honors from various institutions including Adobe Site of the Day, Andy Awards, Clio Awards, FWA Site of the Day, Interactive Media Awards, and the Webby Awards.
I have a complete list of things I've shipped and technologies I've worked with on my website, http://www.mattzajork.com/projects
ios and web developer