Hi! I'm Michael Nguyen.

Full-stack web developer.

About me.

“Grow up!” they would say, as they sit on their haunches, staring at the void. They want everyone else to forsake their inner child, as they did theirs. Not me! I keep mine around. It’s really good at learning, listening and, surprisingly, understanding. It likes to explore and is ruthlessly inquisitive. We work together sometimes. It sometimes whispers strange, unorthodox, often counterintuitive solutions to some of my problems. More often than not, it’s off doing its own thing.

I can hold my own too! While I’m new to professional programming, I’ve had my fair share of programming experience. I have a degree from the University of Texas in Biology and a “boot-camp” certification in Web Development from the same institution. To solidify fundamentals I learned in school and bootcamp, I co-designed group projects including a concert-fan matcher based on song listening data, a Cornell Note taking application and a CSS color palette generator.

I've been working in the bicycle industry as a mechanic. Out of this, I learned plenty of very useful skills: explaining technical info in an easily digestible format, and watching as blank stares are replaced with a the look of a lightbulb going off, working in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail is tantamount to client safety and constantly learning new procedures and products as they are developed. Now I am looking to pivot and am seeking new opportunities. I hope to bring with me my tangible and intangible experience as a new junior software/web developer from a unique perspective!

Beyond work, one might find my inner child and I exploring the weird corners of Wikipedia, talking about music with friends, cooking and exploring the outside world on bicycles then crashing them into trees and rocks (often unintentionally).

Technical Skills

  • Languages: Javascript, Python, PHP
  • Frameworks: React.js, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js
  • Numerical / Data: MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Frontend / Visual: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, P5.js
  • Tools: git, Linux, bash, Heroku, Docker

I'm also good at...

  • Focusing on functionality and servicability
  • Working with diverse ranges of personalities
  • Providing quality, friendly customer service
  • Explaining concepts in layman terms
  • Learning effectively
  • Seeking feedback to improve and grow

My projects.

Contact me.

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