I am a scientist turned artist turned software developer looking to work with a team on important projects, in an environment where I never stop learning.
There are people in space. Right. Now. You can even see them if you know when, and where to look. I created this International Space Station tracker to show users where the space station is above the earth. From there, users can enter their zipcode to get the next time the space station will be passing overhead. Users can also enter their phone number to recieve a text message reminder 5 minutes before the space station passes overhead.
This project was a finalist for Turing student demo night in March 2016.
The Pivotal Tracker gem is an open source tool for integrating Pivotal Tracker into your projects. I worked with a team to update the gem to Rails 5, and used VCR for testing. I was eager to give back to the community, and this project definitely sparked an interest in contributing to more open source projects.
For this 4-day paired project, we took sales data, and created an api with 42 robustly tested endpoints and documentation.
Lucy Conklin Illustration June 2012 - current
California State University, Monterey Bay September 2013- August 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz July 2014 - July 2016
The best place to see some of my code is my Github profile.
This truly life-changing experience taught me a lot about passion, and how to follow the questions I had while learning. In 8 short months I learned traditional illustration in ink, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache, Adobe's creative suite, basic graphic and web design principles, animation, science communication, how to get and work with clients, and freelance business fundamentals.
A classmate told me that taking Thermodynamics would change my life. He was very right, and not a day goes by when I don't think about something I learned in that class. My coursework also included laboratory work, quantum, electromagnetism, and astrophysics. As a student I also competed on the ultimate frisbee team and took nearly enough studio art classes to earn a minor.