Hello, my name is Zachariah Clay ( you can just call me Zac). I am a Ruby on Rails developer. I recently finished up all three courses of Tealeaf Academy where I learned the ins and outs Test Driven Rails Development. I have a BA in Communications and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Toledo. Through class and on my own, I’ve learned a lot including: Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Capybara, Redis, Sidekiq, advanced testing techniques. HTML5, HAML, SASS, CSS, jQuery, Ajax, JavaScript and CoffeeScript, 3rd party API integration, git and github, application deployment and more.

When I’m not programming, I’m probably listening to music, playing guitar, hanging out with my wife and family, trying out linux distros, or playing with our pet rabbit. I also enjoy playing around with VPSs. I’ve used them for everything from simple webhosting, streaming video servers, ruby on rails deployment, to remote development environments.

I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing people on some amazing projects. I currently am the webmaster and IT consultant for a financial company. I have gotten to work on exciting projects such as web development (including redesigning a static site on a CMS), marketing, phone system design, CRM database management, and a lot more.

I also worked as proof reader at a market research firm for nearly 3 years, helping edit and compile reports into understandable and meaningful information for our clients.

I learned Ruby on Rails because I was passionate about web development and I wanted to be able to take an idea I have and translate it into actual, usable code. I feel very confident in my ability to accomplish that now.

 

Experience

I have a lot of experience in a lot of different things. I’ve done PR, web development, graphic design, proofing/editing, coding, IT support, just to name a few.

Self-Starter

Everything I know about computers from IT support to coding I’ve learned outside a classroom in my own time. I am comfortable learning whole new skill sets while honing the skills I already have.

 

Tech Skills

I fell in love with the newest tech back when my family got their first PC. Since then I have been staying on the cutting edge of new technologies, learning them and utilizing them.

Communication Skills

I majored in Communications in College and I worked for three years as a proofreader. I can communicate in a clear, concise way.

 

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