Alex Howington

Web Developer

From audio engineering to robotics to game dev, I have been a lifelong nerd in anything I pursue. I'm hoping to bring that enthusiasm to a place where I can positively influence the lives of other human beings.

Experience

  • Self Employed

    Freelance Web Developer

    Freelance Web Developer

    Self Employed

    Dec 2013 - Present

    Freelance Web Developer

    Create web apps using technologies such as Rails, React, Bootstrap, Google Maps API, Heroku, AWS

    Made open source contributions to Jbuilder, thoughtbot script, Rails Composer, Sublime packages

  • Backcountry.com

    Merchandise Processor

    Merchandise Processor

    Backcountry.com

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Oct 2012 - Dec 2012

    Merchandise Processor

    Processed inbound merchandise into warehouse and picked merchandise for customer orders

  • Mississippi State University

    3D Environment Artist

    3D Environment Artist

    Mississippi State University

    Starkville, MS

    Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

    3D Environment Artist

    Created a scale model of the Memphis International Airport Terminal B to be used for the Intermodal Simulator for the Analysis of Pedestrian Traffic

    Used a combination of Autodesk products (Max, Maya, Mudbox) as well as Photoshop to create realistic modular 3d pieces of the airport (chairs, columns, windows, signs, desks)

    Used UDK (Unreal Development Kit) as the game engine for real-time simulation of the airport (pedestrians walking, timer, gate numbers changing)

  • Leapforce

    Search Engine Evaluator

    Search Engine Evaluator

    Leapforce

    Jul 2010 - Jan 2011

    Search Engine Evaluator

    Provided feedback on the quality of Google search results based on user intent

  • Information Technology Lab at US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

    Student Employee

    Student Employee

    Information Technology Lab at US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

    Vicksburg, MS

    Jan 2007 - Jan 2010

    Student Employee

    Used Google Fusion to import large quantities (terabytes) of high-resolution imagery onto a Google Earth production server that is used throughout the US Army Corps of Engineers

    Performed hardware repair on machines critical to the operation of the ITL Google Earth imagery upload pipeline

    Fixed critical issues with imagery upload from Fusion onto production servers

Education

  • DevPoint Labs

    Ruby on Rails Bootcamp

    2013 - 2013

    Ruby on Rails Bootcamp

  • Mississippi State University

    Bachelor of Computer Science (incomplete)

    2006 - 2011

    Bachelor of Computer Science (incomplete)

    84 hours completed

    Relevant classes completed: Distributed Client/Server Programming, C++ and C-based Programming Courses, Microprocessors, Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms, Digital Devices, Discrete Structures, Intro to Formal Languages

Skills

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • Javascript / Coffeescript / jQuery
  • HTML5 / CSS / SASS
  • PostgreSQL / MySQL
  • Bootstrap / Foundation
  • TDD / BDD / Minitest / RSpec
  • Git / Zsh / iTerm / Sublime Text

Contact