Résumé

Just Garrett

Just Garrett

I'm a front-end developer based in NYC for the past 10+ years. I love to draw, eat pizza, and listen to punk rock. I have smiled at every dog I have ever seen. My favorite color is brown. I have been to 49 states.

Skills

  • Experienced in the latest HTML5/CSS3 concepts and practices.
  • Skilled with preprocessors like SASS, LESS, and Stylus.
  • Follows mobile-first development strategies to ensure a future-proof experience.
  • Deep understanding of javascript, jQuery, and various libraries.
  • CMS and database experience with WordPress, Drupal, and Jekyll.
  • Agile Project Management based for creative adaptation to the rigors of project turbulence.

Work History

employer
IBM
title
Advisory Front-End Engineer
duration
2015 - present
location
New York City, NY
description
As a FED within IBM's Design Team, I work with the IBM Z platform to bring a modern web experience to some of the most robust and complex mainframe systems in the industry. Whether it is updating the look-and-feel of their HMC software, promoting the features of our awesome apps, or guiding our sales teams through an ever-updating set of processes; I use my skills to ensure a smooth and beautiful interraction every time.
employer
NBC
title
Software Engineer
duration
2006 - 2015
location
New York City, NY
description
I worked on dozens of NBCUniversal's properties during my time here. On several development teams, covering brands from Telemundo, SyFy, USA, Bravo and more -- I worked with a variety of technologies implemented on robust platforms that attracted millions of users. Working in a rapidly changing field, I helped foster NBC's web development community; and as my first job in the industry, it is where I honed my skills and focused on front-end web development.
employer
Actsoft, Inc.
title
End User Consultant
duration
2004 - 2005
location
Tampa, FL
description
I was a client-facing consultant for installing and the strategic analysis of GPS tracking software needs. I helped set-up and create systems for clients to track workers as well as create a user-friendly dispatching procedure for specific tasks assigned to employees in the field. This included working with various individuals of management and their employees, both over the phone and on-site.

Education

school
New Jersey City University
degree
B.S. in Computer Science
graduated
2010

Portfolio

You Gotta Brag

You Gotta Brag

Here is a selection of some of the latest projects I have worked on. Sometimes I develop projects outside of an official employer; either for myself or for a friend in need.

  • All My Books

    All My Books

    This is my development playground and book tracker. I love to read and I love to capture data about my reading habits, so this site provides all that data while also giving me a site that allows me to really tinker with development concepts as I learn them. When I learn new concepts in web development I will often try them here first.

  • IBM HMC Mobile

    IBM HMC Mobile

    When IBM's HMC platform released a new app meant to help mainframe admins manage their Z machines remotely, we needed to get the word out about all this app could handle. Here, users can learn about they no longer need to be tied to their desks in order to manage their vast systems.

  • I Love Music

    I Love Music

    To be honest, I just really wanted to test out dynamic color selection. Along with my love of music and penchant for making lists, I built out this nifty little site to see what I could make. Colors are determined by album cover images and the header stereo is entirely drawn with CSS! I will one day revisit this to build out a desktop interface, I promise.

  • Container Pricing for IBM Z

    Container Pricing for IBM Z

    This site is built out as a guide for IBM sales teams trying to set up clients on IBM Z's container pricing. The process is complex and resources are split between several places, so we created a guide that lists everything out and links to everything one would need in order to get through the process as seamlessly as possible!

About

The Right Tools

The Right Tools

Making sure each project is built using the best tools for the job is essential. Work smart, not hard!

This site has gone through dozens of iterations in the 15+ years that I've owned this domain. At first it was the home of a musical project I worked on as a teenager, but as priorities shifted it became my professional homebase. Each time I introduce a new version of this site I hope to leverage new practices and technologies to ensure a modern experience across devices.

Right now, this static single-page site was generated using GitHub's Jekyll tool. Markup templating is done through the Liquid template engine and fed with YAML front-matter. Styles were written following the BEM methodology and processed using the SASS preprocessor. This site's code is housed in this GitHub repository.