Howdy! I'm Alan, a web developer in Austin, TX. Welcome to my little landing page; thanks for stoppin' by.

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I'm a husband, uncle, brother, son, dog dad, rocker, Austinite, web developer, small business owner, and, most of all, I’m your buddy. One of my favorite things to do is have a good laugh. When schedules allow, I like to take trips with the best travel partner, my super cool wife, Janeese. She's my best buddy. We have a 15-year-old dog named Benji who is also my best buddy. He's losing his mind a bit, but he's still pretty spry; his breath is stinky.

A lot of people don't like the holidays. I love the holidays, mostly because of the lights. The holidays can be a stressful time for some, but I honestly feel like if they quit lying to themselves about how terrible the music is, it wouldn't be so bad. I think the music is great and plan on recording an album of Christmas tunes someday. Dressing up for Halloween is also very important to Janeese and me.

Aside from laughing, banging on my Apple Magic Keyboard, dressing up for Halloween, putting up Christmas lights, traveling and spending time with my awesome wife, I enjoy exercising, watching silly movies & TV shows, listening to music, playing some music, doing yardwork, cooking, socializing with my pals (via Zoom, lately), and occasionally playing Minecraft with my sister and nephews in Houston. I also appreciate a good challenge.

When I was in my early twenties, I often wondered that the acceptable age would be for people to start calling me Al. Well, I've stopped wondering. My rad wife, many family members, and close friends now frequently refer to me as Al. Hard to say when it all started, but I finally made it!

If you have any questions pertaining to what I have just explained regarding how I spend my free time, feel free to reach out. If you have any other questions, fire away. In either case, I'll use my best judgement as to whether or not you get a sarcastic or serious response.

What have I done?!


This is what I have done

Professionally


Vybe Software

Professionally, I've been employed for about a year (June 1, 2019) at Vybe Software. During my time on the team, I've contributed to two products: Leia: Website Builder v2 and Leia for Real Estate. Aside from my developer tasks, I was integral in testing and QA prior to releasing each product.

Leia: Website Builder

Vybe released this version in December 2019, and I was tasked with designing section templates, which total over 250.

Leia for Real Estate

Released at the beginning of May 2020, I wrote the Javascript for the functionality and API calls for the search widget and results display, and for real estate specificity, I redesigned sections templates and rewrote placeholder text.

Professionally, but not Professional


Austin Coding Academy

I built the Armstrong App at the beginning of 2019 as I was nearing the completion of my studies at Austin Coding Academy. It is a tracker for a pull-up program I participated in the second half of 2018. It has tremendously helped my pull-up numbers, and I continue to use aspects of the program in my daily exercises. If you're interested in a fun challenge that will make you stronger, give it a go; there's a link to the program with a description in the app. I created the app in order to facilitate comparing current session data with past results. It is currently built for one user, and I have yet to add any graphs or flair, but feel free to take a moment to peruse the app and source code.