About Susan

Who I am

Susan Chambers
UI Front-End Web Developer

I’m a UI front-end web developer in Atlanta, GA with experience developing responsive websites using Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & WordPress and hybrid mobile apps using Ionic framework, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript.

  • Strong desire to gain extensive UX skills
  • Experience coding pixel-perfect webpage and mobile app layouts using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, UI frameworks and dynamic data-binding libraries
  • Experience interviewing users, gathering user requirements and determining software functionality
  • Experienced software trainer with excellent verbal and written communication skills

My History

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2010-Present
UI Front-End Web Developer
Currently work for Cox Media Group (a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises), an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company operating in 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers,more than a dozen non-daily publications and more than 100 digital services. I work in the Cox Radio technology group, currently developing a new WSB Talk Radio responsive website using Bootstrap, Sass, CSS3 and JavaScript (still in development stage).

We use GitHub as our web-based Git repository hosting service. Grunt is our JavaScript task runner used to watch for source code changes and auto-rebuild our .html, CSS and .js files. Grunt is a package provided by NodeJS’s package ecosystem, npm (the command line client that allows developers to install and publish packages).

Other project work includes:

Worked for BluPods, an Atlanta startup, building the front-end of a hybrid mobile lifestyle app that allows group leaders to organize private groups (called Pods) and then invite clients, friends, volunteers & pupils to follow them. Leaders then engage followers through one-touch responses, across all activities of that group. Also, built the public-facing BluPods responsive website. Created the hybrid mobile app using Ionic framework, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Worked for The Creative Group’s client, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, developing responsive, marketing campaign web sites for seasonal campaigns. As the lead, responsive front-end developer at client site, I was responsible for determining technology selections and implementation choices. I collaborated with visual designers and social media specialists in developing seven marketing campaign websites.

Other work during this time period includes website work for The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

2002-2010
Stay at Home Mom
Took time off from work to raise two children. I served as a volunteer parent coordinator for KIDS Church, a teacher for Girls in Action, and volunteered extensively in my childrens’ school.

1996-2002
Independent Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer
Worked as a independent software developer for a variety of companies including GTE and Software Service Corp. Became an independent Microsoft Certified Trainer in 1996 and added training gigs to the mix for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.

1990-1995
Software Developer
Worked as a software developer as a full-time employee for Contel and MetLife.

1998-1990
Industrial Engineer
Worked as an entry-level Industrial Engineer for National Linen Service. Passed the state Engineer-In-Training (EIT) exam.

1982-1988
Engineering Student
Graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

1985-1988
Co-operative Student
Worked at IBM as a co-operative student while attending Ga Tech.

My Skills

  • Ionic framework
  • AngularJS
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap framework
  • WordPress

My Services

1.

Website Design Collaboration – I believe that the design process is iterative. The client should be involved in reviewing and collaborating via prototypes.

2.

Website Wireframes – Website wireframes allow the web designer to convey the structure and navigation of the website to the client before coding.

3.

Blog Design – A blog provides an informative resource for anyone seeking information about you or an issue relating to your brand.