TIM KNAB

Learn more about me and how I might be able to help.

Versatile, multi-faceted full-stack developer, proficient in Python (Django) and MEAN (JavaScript) stacks. Seeking a challenging developer role which allows me to express my creativity and curiosity in helping the world be a better place.

MY STORY

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My name is Tim Knab and my background is in environmental and web work. My focus has been to work with meaningful groups whom focus on relevant modern issues. My desire is to work with organizations with earnest goals and purposeful mission statements. I strive to offer agile and creative problem-solving, with a strong and thorough work ethic.

I wish to work as a full-stack developer because of the great necessity and utility of web applications in all industries. As their need continues to grow, so too will the need for skillful web developers. Meaningful organizations with important causes need these skills in order to best achieve their objectives. I hope that through self-challenges, creativity and continuing education, I’ll be best equipped to help these organizations succeed.

SKILLS

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Angular
  • Angular UI
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • Bootstrap
  • W3.CSS
  • AJAX
  • EJS, Jinja
  • LESS/SASS
  • NodeJS
  • MongoDB
  • MongooseJS
  • Django ORM
  • Active Record
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL
  • Angular
  • Django
  • Rails
  • Express
  • Flask
  • Socket.io
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • MEAN
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails (in progress)
  • nginx, gunicorn, pm2
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • cPanel/WHM
  • Many CMSs
  • Bash, VIM, Atom
  • Amazon AWS (Deployment)
  • Git, GitHub, BitBucket,
  • MVC/MVW (Seperation of concerns)
  • RESTful Web Services
  • pip, npm, gem, bower, etc

PROJECTS

Hiking risk management tool, powered by MEAN. A tool to help increase trip safety, awareness and preparation; developed concept, wireframes and built application. Most challenging was the many validations and UX. Most proud of hiking stats and practical nature of application. Most fun was developing the wireframe and seeing it become a reality.

Fitness tracking tool, powered by latest version of Django, Python 3 and Bootstrap 4. Most challenging was deciding user flow. Most proud of utility of application and clean look and feel. Most fun was using the tool for the first time when it was finished. Lots more features and workout types to hopefully add next.

User level management tool, powered by Django. Most challenging was deciding how to filter template data. Most proud of access levels feature. Most fun was creating accounts and seeing the different access levels in action.

Question and answer style programming forum, powered by MEAN. Most challenging was integrating comments section and defining model relationships. Most proud of sortable headings on the dashboard table. Most fun was seeing the project working and completed.

Lightweight chat application, powered by Socket.io and ExpressJS. Most challenging was dealing with timezone conversion and full-screen scaling on desktop. Most fun was chatting with family members across the country and seeing it in action.

A few WordPress sites I’ve designed that are worth a gander and a mention:

Earth Adventures

Website for a small business idea I had, although never ended up doing anything with the business; this website did have some love put into the design and look and feel however.

Local Burrito

A website I’ve built and run run for a friend from the Iowa City community. This local business focuses on sustainable food wedding catering and healthy organic grab and go convenience items.

Book review application, powered by Django. Most challenging was determing how I wanted star ratings to appear. Most proud of fully functioning application. Most fun was seeing star ratings in action.

WORK HISTORY

Jan 2015 – Present

Owner: Created a web and graphic design business, working with WordPress and other popular CMSs. Conceptualized idea, designed logo, wrote all website copy, performed all SEO, maintained website. Developed all proposals, sold all services, administered invoices and collected payments.

Jul 2011 – Apr 2015

Co-Owner: Co-created a web and graphic design business. Designed all websites, integrated all graphics and website copy. Assisted in sales, developing proposals, maintaining business website, invoicing and collecting payments. Assisted in business valuation and appraisal. Business was sold in 2015.

May 2015 – Apr 2016

Webmaster & Sea Kayak Guide: Guided wildlife and natural history sea kayak day trips on Elliott Bay for the public. Managed group safety, instructed group orientation, coordinated group gear, assessed group risk. Managed website content and implemented changes.

Apr 2015 – Feb 2016

eCommerce Manager: Assesed, anaylzed existing eCommerce products. Researched new product descriptions, specifications and photos. Published new eCommerce products, performed product SEO and created new categories. Assisted in eCommerce transition from Squarespace to RAIN CMS.

Jul 2014 – Sep 2015

Sea Kayak Guide & Naturalist: Led day and multi-day natural history sea kayak trips in the San Juan Islands. Educated and informed guests on Orca whale biology and local flora and fauna. Coordinated all group gear, managed all group safety and risk, assessed current and weather conditions, prepared meal plans, cooked all meals and supported individual needs.

Jul 2012 – Feb 2013

Webmaster: Managed and updated all web content for Wyoming Wildlife Federation website. Assembled and published newsletters, published social media and marketing postings.

Oct 2011 – Sep 2012

Web Content Administrator: Administered all web content changes for the website of NOLS, a experiential outdoor education school. Communicated and collaborated with creative department staff and other departments, gathering web content changes for revision, addition or removal. Translated graphic design images into HTML mockups. Developed AdRoll ads.

EDUCATION

  • 2017 Coding Dojo – Full-stack coding bootcamp, over 1000 hours learning a variety of web technologies. Built and deployed full-stack applications from wireframes in 4.5 hours or less. Earned highest mark on all full-stack assessments.
  • 2015 ACA Level II Sea Kayak Instructor
  • 2015 Red Cross Adult & Child First Aid & CPR
  • 2010 NOLS Wilderness First Responder
  • 2006 University of Iowa, B.S. Environmental Science, Geography minor.

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