KATHLEEN FRENCH
writer / software engineer

ABOUT


AT A GLANCE

b. 1990, dallas, tx | kathleen french is a writer and software engineer living in brooklyn. she received her b.a. in english from harvard and her m.f.a. in fiction from nyu. she has a boston terrier named george.


motivated and dynamic professional with 2+ years of software engineering experience and 5+ years of comprehensive writing and creative experience in deadline-driven and fast-paced environments. exceptional communicator, both verbally and in writing, with an aptitude for developing relationships with peers, teams, stakeholders, and clients. organized, innovative, and analytical with fearless approach to conquering obstacles and a passion for supporting creative visions.


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WRITING

INTERVIEWS


FICTION


  • "The Secret of the Fields" in the 'North Central Review'


  • "If I Watch What Happens To You" in 'Salon Particulier'


DIGITAL

AWARDS


  • SHELTR, 2nd Place at The Social Good Hackathon judged by Uber at LWT 2017 - presented a prototype of the app SHELTR, created to coordinate local, state, and federal authorities' evacuation responses during natural disasters and states of emergency using Uber's commercial API.

PERSONAL PROJECTS


  • Gravy - a movie review platform built using the Movie Database API in NodeJS and SQL

  • Chatter - a simple chat application built with NodeJS, Express, and Socket.io

  • QuoteRx - a literary quote generator w/ mobile-first design

  • Palette - a yelp clone that integrates with google maps API to include features like user comments, star ratings, image uploads, and user authentication

  • Open Source - a two-sided video-streaming marketplace platform that features credit card payment capabilities, user role management, copmlex user interfaces, and advanced db relationships for both instructors and students

  • Grammable - an instagram clone that was built using industry-standard, test-driven development in adherence to red/green/refactor cycles

  • Todo this single page to do app employs a fluid user interface using rails/javascript/jquery


PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS


  • Counter Threat Chess - as part of an agile software development team, the fully functional chess app was built over the course of two months through weekly team meetings, sprint planning, code reviews, and feature assignments


TECHNOLOGIES


  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Golang
  • EmberJS
  • Babel
  • Webpack
  • NodeJS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Helm
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • React
  • VAST/VPAID
  • JQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS/SCSS
  • MYSQL
  • Postgresql
  • Gulp
  • NGINX
  • CircleCI
  • Heroku
SERVICES

    DIGITAL

  • web apps
  • mobile apps
  • professional portfolios
  • graphic design
  • server-side

  • database architecture
  • performance optimization
  • frontend
  • backend
  • devops
  • agile/scrum methodologies

    CONTENT

  • essays/features
  • copyediting
  • copywriting
  • research
CONTACT