Hi, I'm Victoria

<h3>Creative Thinker</h3> | <h3>Problem Solver</h3> | <h3>Software Developer</h3> | <h3>Lifelong Learner</h3> | <h3>Dog Mom</h3>


Hello, and welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Let's start with a little about my background and transition to software development.

I graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) with my B.S.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD) in 2014 and my M.Ed. in CMSD in 2016. With a keen interest in child language development, I found a love of working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the public school setting. Working with this population involves unique challenges with regards to not only supporting language development, but also social communication, as well as social-emotional skills. I found this field incredibly rewarding, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a move to remote learning, I realized an interest in technology and all of the resources web applications can offer to support education. More specifically, I thought of all the technologies I wish I knew how to create to better support my students.

Enter learning web development! In my youth, I enjoyed dabbling in HTML and CSS to build small sites via online games and MySpace (remember Myspace?!?), so I knew I would find this field interesting, exciting, and challenging! I am currently furthering my studies via an Immersive Full-stack Web Development bootcamp with DigitalCrafts (expected graduation date: January 2022). I find myself regularly celebrating the little wins whenever I take on a new skill, solve a particularly difficult puzzle, or find that pesky bug that has been plaguing my code. I strive to see every new development challenge as an opportunity to continue growing and learning.

I hope to make the world a better place through the use of technology. Here's to learning, new experiences, and all the challenges that lie ahead!

Headshot image of Victoria with a calm smile, wearing a black shirt

Highlighted Portfolio Projects


birDB is a birdwatching journal and social media site allowing you to learn about recent birds sighted, add field notes and images to a personal birdwatching journal, share sightings with others, and chat about similar interests.

Test User Login:
username - test@email.com
password - test

Group Project: birDB is a full-stack application, built using JavaScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Express, Sequelize, HTML5, EJS, CSS3, Bootstrap, Socket.io, Passport, Bcrypt, and Cloudinary.

Personal Roles/Responsibilities: As a member of a four-person development team using Agile methodologies, designed database architecture; implemented backend route handling and functionality for home, post, and search pages; and built front-end search functionality/layout.

- Ryan Donald
- Andrew Hatch
- Hunter Hutchisson

The WhereBack Machine

The WhereBack Machine is a historical throw-back web application utlizing Wikipedia's "On this Day" API. On this date in history, or on the date of your choosing, learn about historical events and where those locations are in the modern world.

Group Project: The WhereBack Machine is a front-end application, built using Google Maps API, Wikimedia On this Day API, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Flexbox, and AJAX.

Personal Roles/Responsibilities: As a member of a four-person development team using Agile methodologies, researched publicly-available APIs as well as desired data and methodologies for web scraping and implemented front-end design and functionality of home and search pages while integrating responsive design principles and accessibility features.

- Ryan Donald
- Andrew Hatch
- Hunter Hutchisson

The Smashing Pumpkins - Band Website

This site is a tribute web application dedicated to The Smashing Pumpkins, including design influences from the early days of their career. View details about their albums, post public messages, and participate in chat with other site users.

Individual Project: The Smashing Pumpkins - Band Website is a full-stack application, built using Javascript, Node.js, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Express.js, and Socket.io.
Blackjack Game

The Blackjack Game is a basic front-end application dedicated to the ever-popular card game of Blackjack. It was developed to showcase use of game logic.

Individual Project: The Blackjack Game is a front-end application, built using Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3.
Chamberlain's Chocolate

Chamberlain's Chocolate is a re-imagining of a local chocolate shop's website, developed to showcase application of responsive web design and layout.

Individual Project: Chamberlain's Chocolate is a front-end website, built using HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap.

View more of my work on Github

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