Tyler Andor

Front End Developer

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A few things to know about me

development skills

  Client Side

HTML HTML/5
CSS/3 CSS/3/Sass
JavaScript/jQuery/Ajax JavaScript/jQuery

  Server Side + Data

Php Php
SQL SQL
JSON JSON

websites i've built

This project for the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame required programming a web app for a large touch display to be located in the hallway of a major event center. A number of programming and user experience challenges arose in meeting the goal of creating an interface to live in the context of varrying inattention and direct interaction. Client oriented needs included making the display attention-grabbing during periods of inacivity, capable of presneting a sponsor's welcome message to occasional users, and smart enough to reorient itself when users are no longer present.

Unique Project Requirements

1920x1080 Touch Display
Public location with unpredictable traffic
Loops an introductory video during periods of inactivity
Redirects to a welcome video upon first interaction
Touch enabled image/video galleries and app navigation

apps i work with

tools i build with

systems and frameworks i've built on

tools i'm learning to use

reading & research

Books I've Read or Am Reading

Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke
JavaScript the Good Parts by Douglas Crockford
Programming JavaScript Applications by Eric Elliott
On Web Typography by Jason Santa Maria
Responsive Web Design, Second Edition, by Ethan Marcotte
Responsible Responsive Design by Scott Jehl

Podcasts I Listen To

JavaScript Jabber
Adventures in Angular
The Big Web Show
A Responsive Web Design Podcast
Shop Talk
Software Engineering Radio

some articles i wrote

Who are you? A Taxonomy for Content Strategy

Producing content for the web is a crucial part of any robust promotional strategy. If you’re a business with a website (and who isn’t?), the quality of your website content directly impacts your SEO. It probably impacts your sales. What you have to say, or conversely what you’re not saying, plays into the public image you’re conveying as a brand. Just being present on social networks means you’re discoverable by millions of people who aren’t likely to hear about you in any other way. Being active on social networks amplifies that discoverability.

The Power of Habit

This is the most powerful non-fiction book I’ve read in a long time. If you have a bad habit you want to overcome, or a good one you want to start–also if you’re open to discovering either of these–this book is for you.

Duhigg tells some powerful stories here, and cites studies that are enlightening in their own right. What is unique about his handling of the content is how consistently he ties it all to practical application in real world circumstances.

Should I use Facebook for digital video marketing?

Online video is the fastest growing form of media consumption. And this increase in online video has important implications for the digital video advertising market as it inevitably follows the flow of human attention distribution. The Pew Research Center estimates a 43.5% year-over-year growth rate in digital video advertising. In the same report they cite an eMarketer projection that “digital video advertising will make up 15% of the total digital advertising market” by 2017.

Work & Critical Thinking

It would be hard to overstate how important and useful one’s aptitude for logic–what is more colloquially called critical thinking–can be for one’s life and work. And while I’m not sure its relevance can be sliced quite so precisely, nor that it is entirely accurate, an infographic from Think Watson illustrating the importance of critical thinking relative to profession does a good job giving us a picture of its pervasiveness.

Social@Scale

sprinklr has just released an indispensable guide for enterprise marketing managers, and I would say a helpful one for anyone in marketing or social media management generally: Social@Scale: WHAT 30 OF THE BEST MINDS IN SOCIAL THINK LARGE BRANDS MUST DO TO SUCCEED IN BEING SOCIAL AT SCALE

Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing have held a high place among the innumerable “advice for writers” lists. A testimony to its influence, attendees at Leonard’s funeral were given, in addition to the order of service, a card with a list of his 10 Rules for Writing.

While they are derived from the experience of writing book length fiction, there’s insight here for content creation of any kind. All the marketing, blogging, pitching and performing we do, after all, are just various forms of storytelling.

work history

Web Developer | Vision Video Interactive

May 2013 — Present (2 years 1 month)

Interactive Director | 724 Factory

January 2012 — April 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Web Desiger | Freelance

2010 — 2012 (2 years)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion | South Dakota State University

January 2008 - December 2011 (4 years)

Pastor | Pioneer Lutheran Church

September 2007 - October 2010 (3 years 2 months)

Education

CodeSchool
Egghead.io

Luther Seminary

Master of Divinity, 2007

South Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Liberal Studies, Philosophy & Religion, 2003