Jess Bennett

You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession.
It's logic-based creativity.

~ John Romero

Full Stack Software Developer

About

Undergraduate Teacher Master's degree Researcher/ Data Analyst Software developer
Undergraduate Teacher Master's degree Researcher/ Data analyst Software developer
Full Stack Software Development Student
Present - 2021
Jess bennett currently
You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.
~ John Romero

Having recently found this quote, it's been a relief to learn that perhaps I haven't 'failed' every personality test I've ever taken; where logic and creativity appear to be either/or options. Instead, it's just taken me a while to get on the right path for my inherent skillset.
Or rather, I've always been on the right path, but now I've got to the really exciting bit.
There are so many aspects of all the work I've undertaken in my life that I have loved. But the most frustrating part has been my desire to do the coding myself (creating dashboards in Qlikview, automated VBA in Excel, website amendments...) combined with my slight (self-taught) ineptitude.
This is what has driven me to enrol as a student once more, with Code Institute.
My journey from qualified teacher, to Psychology of Education student, then researcher, data analyst and now Full Stack Software Development student has been difficult at times , often confusing and has led to the odd existential crisis(!). But it's all starting to come together...
Which leaves me: a soon-to-be qualified Full Stack Software Developer, with valuable skills from each point of my journey, and someone who is as creative as they are logical. Not one or the other...

Skills

90% complete
HTML / HTML5
80% complete
CSS / CSS3
0% complete
JavaScript / jQuery - Coming soon...
0% complete
Python / Django - Coming soon...
0% complete
SQL / NoSQL - Coming soon...

Portfolio

first website

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Entry assessment for Code Institute's software development course

I built this site as part of my entry assessment for Code Institute's software development course. Is it beautiful and well-made? Absolutely not! But it was created with a huge amount of enthusiasm and dedication (and zero coding knowledge!). So I'm proud to display it, regardless of its many, many faults.

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developer website

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User Centric Frontend Development Milestone Project
Grade: Merit

The purpose of my project was to create a personal website to showcase my work as a software developer and also to provide some background information on my career up to this point. Essentially, I wanted to create a ‘living’ CV.

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interactive-frontend website

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Interactive Frontend Development Milestone Project
Grade: Distinction

I was inspired to create this site by my 2-year-old son (Eddie) who loves to be tested on the letters of the alphabet. Alphabet products for small children tend to be quite traditional: 'A is for apple, B is for ball...'. I wanted to create something that extends this concept using objects that children will be familiar with and enthusiastic about.

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data-centric website

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Project purpose: A full-stack site that allows users to manage a common dataset about a particular domain.
Expected date of completion: January 2021

full-stack website

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Project purpose: A full-stack site based around business logic used to control a centrally-owned dataset.
Expected date of completion: April 2021

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