Web Developer Jeff George

I'm Jeff George

I've been a teacher,
a photographer, a writer,
an editor, and even
a game designer.

Now I make interesting things
for people to do on the web.

Here are some things I've made

Here are some things I've been thinking

Big-O Basics

Nov. 2, 2015

Now that every computer user has accounts with dozens of online services, and each account has many files with megabytes of data, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the amount of data developers have to deal with. We need a way to think about it that our brains can comprehend. That way is big-O notation…

Stay Classy!

Oct. 18, 2015

As programming languages go, Ruby is object-oriented in a big way. Everything in Ruby is an object, and everything you do to anything is a method called on an object. Tying these objects and methods together are special object categories, called classes. Every object belongs to some class…

Relax! Don’t Do It!

Sept. 29, 2015

When we’re first learning CSS, we’re told that we can create IDs to style an element that occurs only once on the page, which sounds handy. No one tells us that just because we can create and use IDs as CSS selectors, doesn’t mean that we should do it. In fact, we should not do it. Ever. And here’s why…

You'll find more of my thoughts about web development in my blog archive.

Here are some things
you should know about me

Web Developer Jeff George

My name is Jeff George. I'm an independent full-stack web developer working out of New York City, NY. I'm actively seeking interesting full-time, contract or freelance opportunities in web development.

I graduated from the Dev Bootcamp web development immersive program in 2016. In about five months of incredibly intense work and study, my DBC classmates and I became full-stack web developers, skilled in a wide array of languages, libraries and tools. But even more important, we learned to learn new technology efficiently and effectively, and become able to apply it meaningfully in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. DBC's program also includes Engineering Empathy, which covers "soft-skill" topics ranging from self-awareness to group dynamics, from communication to diversity. Software development is a team sport, and DBC grads are well-prepared to be effective team players.

Since Dev Bootcamp, I've worked on a variety of independent, contract, and personal projects, and have continued to expand my web dev skill set. Many of these projects can be found in the Work section of this website, and more will be added in the days and weeks to come.

In my career before Dev Bootcamp, I worked as a teacher, a photographer, a writer and editor, and even as a game designer. Throughout my career, though, all of my work has revolved around effective communication and creative problem-solving, and I'm excited to bring that background to the internet as a web developer.

My Toolbox

Here are some of the languages, libraries and tools I've used in various web development projects:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • SQL
  • Git & Github
  • Bootstrap
  • Jekyll
  • Liquid
  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • GIMP
  • Trello
  • MS Office