Anthony Valera

Hi, I'm Anthony, a creative software engineer, and organizer @SanDiegoJS. I specialize in front-end development & strive to mentor and support other developers.

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About

I started developing early on and continued to pursue tech through college, expanding my engineering knowledge and diving into software engineering. With a background in computer science and a passion for creating great UX, I enjoy building attractive, high-performant front-ends. In my free time, I support the community as aSan Diego JSorganizer and mentor Jr. developers getting into the tech field.

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux / Context
  • Node / Express
  • MongoDB / SQL
  • GraphQL / Apollo

2018

At Origin Code Academy, I mentor and coach students through learning full-stack JS software development. As an instructor, I produced material for the curriculum concerning JS fundamentals, Node.js, Express, React/Redux, MongoDB, SQL, TDD, and SCRUM. As an engineer, I led UX review and contributed to the development of an LMS utilizing a MERN stack.

2016

At Simply Music, I led the international front-end team creating software for over 10k music teachers and students. As a lead, I formed an engineering team to build custom analytics software, three high-volume intranets, and a template system for creating new portal instances.

  • PHP
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • HTML / SCSS
  • Gulp / Grunt
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2014

From 2014-2017, I took on projects as a freelance developer, ultimately contributing to the design and development of an array of sites and applications in music, art, and other industries.

  • React
  • Angular.js
  • PHP
  • SCSS / LESS
  • UI / UX

2011


  • JavaScript
  • C / C++
  • HTML / CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL

I began my professional career working on small development projects at the creative agency, Launch Solutions. After a short internship, I moved into a Jr. Web Developer position where I helped on the front end, developing widgets and tools for client websites.


Thanks for reading my life story! If you have any questions or want to grab coffee/beer, feel free to contact me or join me at the next meetup/study session!


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