Terri Ann Swallow

Terri Ann Swallow

Web Developer / Leader / Thinker

About Me

I'm a creative professional with 10 years experience in the industry. I've been building sites for work and for fun for as long as I can remember and am passionate about good user experience as well as product development. I'm not happy just making things I need to know how they work, what data they're interacting with and how a customer is going to use the final product. Full lifecycle of a product is so important and it's always a pleasure working with people who can step back and take in the 1,000 ft view of something before deep diving into nitty-gritty features.

Independant Projects

A sign of a passionate developer is the existence of projects outside the scope of education and employment. In my free time I enjoy building neat things, often to serve my own personal curiosity but also as a service to small businesses and clients.


QuiltAlong.net

QuiltAlong.net

This product came from a personal need to find online community events to participate in within the quilting space. Many different events were happening around the Internet but there was no easy way to find them. When I launched Quiltalong.net I was thrilled by the volume of positive feedback I received from the community and continued to develop ideas with friendly collaborators.

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Chris & Katie Wedding Site

Chris & Katie Wedding Site

Working with the cutest engaged couple ever I built them a website with basic wedding information to share with friends and family through social media, email and save the dates. I integrated the Instagram API to include photos with a hashtag for their wedding to allow friends and family to share memories before, during and after the wedding.

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Brown Landscaping

Brown Landscaping

Working with the owner, Adam Brown, I built out a mobile responsive website for his clients and prospects to see his work. With Flickr integration to update photo galleries and additional copyrighting work to target better SEO placement.

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iAppGuide

iAppGuide.com

It's not much to look at but this is an experimental project that combined parsing 3rd party data feeds, integrating an affiliate program and seeing what I could do from there. It's also a place where I did some really fun Twitter integration and playing around with internationalization.

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Work Experience

Senior Web Developer - Ives Group (August 2014 - Present)

Working with a small team building internal interfaces to facilitate data collection on corporate financial documents. Working with existing team pushing to update their technology stack and refactor the existing code base.

Technical Lead - Telenav Inc. (September 2011 - June 2014)

As the technical lead of the front end web development team I work with the product and project managers to scope out projects, timelines and schedule in bug fixes as well as a variety of short to long term projects.

As the release and deployment manager for the front end team I overseeing all production pushes of the web properties of the Scout.me project.

I was the primary front end point of contact for the network operations team to manage any site outages on and off hours to ensure consistent support for customers for the website as well was the website's integration into the iOS and Android apps.

Note: product I was working on has since been shut down

Web Developer - Goby (2010 - Sept 2011)

Acquired by Telenav Inc

At Goby I worked on maintenance and feature creation on the goby.com web site including rich interactive elements and dynamic content. I was the primary developer working on integration and maintenance of an OpenX Ad Server for both mobile and web use as well as integration of 3rd party API’s for both content acquisition and ad placements.

As part of the front end team I was also responsible for supporting an in house API for 3rd party and mobile app (iOS and Android) use.

Note: product I was working on has since been shut down

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Development Principles

I believe in the following principles and they are fundamental to how I approach problems and thereby say a lot about me as a developer.

  • F**k it, ship it.
  • It doesn't have to be perfect but good enough isn't always good enough.
  • It's a feature, not a bug.