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Jerome Hardaway

Executive Director | Web Developer | Foodie

About

Flying High in the U.S. Air Force.
Well, not really. I was Security Forces and I did a couple of cool details (China and Korea was awesome) while also deploying for Operation Endureing Freedom and Iraqi Freedom missions.

After I left the military, I had zero direction and was repeatedly told "Thank You For Your Service, but you have no skills". Upset and depressed, I found this crazy thing called code. Having found something that had actionable returns and a remarkable community it saved me and made transitioning into the civilian work force easier.

Now with matcha and my laptop I spend every day putting a dent in the universe. Helping veterans get jobs and building cool things in javascript, all while growing a nonprofit and helping other veterans learn how to code is my life mission.

Education

2001 -2004

Overton High School

Believe it ot not, I went to a performance High School. Imagine the show Glee but with everyone having a southern accent. That is what you would get.

2005 - 2009

Florida State University

Went here to work on my degree for Criminal Justice ( figured I would need it since I was in Security Forces). I earned my Bachelors in Criminal Justice, and I still use many of those skills that I learned in Law Enforcement for Vets Who Code and building projects.

2012 - 2014

Strayer University

I spent two years here learning more about Digital Marketing. Here I learned a lot about messaging as well as branding, two skills that I use everyday.

2014 - 2015

General Assembly

I had been coding for about three years now but I had the opportunity to super charge my skills. I learned Ruby on Rails and Node.js while using my expertise in marketing and branding to set myself a part from the class. I had my first Rails position six weeks before the class ended.

Experience

US Air Force
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.
Department Of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security.
Highervisibility
HigherVisibility is a full-service interactive agency that offers a full range of internet marketing services.
Vets Who Code
#VetsWhoCode is a veteran founded and operated 501(C)(3) charitable non-profit that teaches veterans how to code.

Skills

80% Complete (success)
Node.JS 80%
React 70%
Bootstrap 90%
JavaScript 80%
Ruby On Rails 90%

Front End

When developing on the front end I really enjoy Bootstrap and React. I also enjoy working with WebGL and D3.js.

Server Side

When it comes to the server, Node and Rails are my preferred tools. I enjoy using both to rapidly build apps.