Ben Serrette

Front-end Mid Stack Web Developer

About Me

As a front-end mid stack web developer, I do it all. I'm just better at front-ends and middleware. Interfaces and APIs with a sprinkle of database and system administration as necessary.

Web development has been in my blood since the late 1990's (Geocities, anyone?) and I've been coding professionally since 2005. On the side, I occasionally make comics and illustrations. My design skills aren't too bad, but I do fancy Comic Sans because it’s fun and pretentious artsy designer types hate it.

I have a BS in Business Administration with a major in Management of Information Systems and an MS in Human Computer Interaction design. I'm also a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I) and an ordained minister, which is great if you want to get married and then plan your first sprint at the reception.

In my downtime, among other things, I like playing video games, watching TV, and reading comics (mostly just X-Men). I'm also fond of LEGO because unlike my chosen profession, I can build a physical object with clear instructions and pieces provided to me in a box.

I'm convinced that everyone is just stumbling through this life doing the best they can with what they have. No one really knows what they're doing or what's going on and anyone who says otherwise is a liar or a fool.

You may reach me directly via email at ben.serrette@outlook.com or on Linked In.


Enumerated Qualifications

  • JavaScript
    Vue.js, Nuxt, jQuery
  • HTML
    HTML5, XHTML
  • CSS
    Sass, Bootstrap 4
  • Python
    Flask
  • PHP
  • SQL
    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Git
    Github
  • Design
    User Experience (UX), Interfaces, Responsive
  • Middleware
    REST APIs, JSON, AWS
  • Build Tools
    Node.js, NPM, Gulp
  • Data Visualization
    D3, Sigma.js
  • Agile Development
    Certified Professional Scrum Master (PSMI), Jira, Slack
  • Illustration
    Graphical Storytelling (Storyboarding), Comics
  • Soft Skills
    Healthy sense of humor, Good looking
  • Troubleshooting
    A/V Setups, Teleconferencing, Zoom, Wire jiggling
  • Tough Stuff
    Network Science, Big Data (Hadoop)
Vue.js
Python
Apache
Postgresql

Software Projects


Illustrations