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Hi! I'm Katie Duane

I'm a developer, designer, writer, and former high school art teacher. Discovering web development was very much a happy accident. About a year after my decision to leave the classroom, I took a free JavaScript workshop on a whim. The syntax felt poetic to me, and because it is simply another means of making something out of nothing, I quickly became enamored by it.

I see writing code as similar to writing a good poem: it should be clear, efficient, beautiful, and accessible. While I'm still learning, this is always what I strive for.

When I'm not writing code, it's very likely that I'm writing essays, painting, reading (usually 18 books at once), or spending time outside. I'm also a registered yoga teacher and love to travel.


Projects


Skills

Front-End

React.js

JavaScript

HTML

CSS

Sass

Bootstrap

jQuery

Back-End

Node.js

Express

Python

MySQL

PostgreSQL

Sequelize

Everything else!

Mocha

Git

AWS

Apache

PhotoShop

Illustrator

Other Professional Skills

Testing, debugging, time management, organization, communication, creative problem-solving, project-planning, writing, proof-reading, layout and visual design. Teaching and instructional design. Spanish.


Get in touch...

If you'd like to contact me or learn more about my professional experiences, please click on any of the links above.

A quick aside: I chose to draw a violet for the homepage because they can thrive almost anywhere, growing all over the world, in varying climates and locales. They are symbolic of spring, humility, candor, and intuition.

I'm also a practicing writer and artist. If you're interested in reading some of my work, you can find two recently published pieces: a poem about time, here: Jasper, and an essay about a star cluster and mythology, here: M45. I also wrote a literary city guide for Rochester, NY. Of course, I have several more projects in the works!