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Eric Matlock

Front-End Engineer
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About me

When I discovered coding as a real path I could take, my eyes were opened to a world where I can take all my creative skills and merge them with my technical skills. It is a joy to build something from the ground up using something as abstract as lines of characters. When it comes to software development, I am hooked.

I have always been someone who walked the line between left brain and right brain. I would find a creative thing I loved, and then find myself just as fascinated and passionate about the systems and technologies applied to that creative endeavor.

In my storied history, I have been a filmmaker, a professional touring keyboard player in a funk/soul band, an audio engineer and producer, a video editor, a motion graphics designer, an AV technician, and a videographer. Though I loved working in all these fields, I often found myself wishing I could go deeper, build the software that runs the camera, engineer the programs that help us create art, open up the 1950's Hammond organ and rebuild it to make it function like new.

Aside from my professional work, I am an avid sci-fi nerd, and I play a talkbox. Let's chat science and music!

Preferred locations

  • None specified
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Animation
  • Entertainment
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Media Production
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Atom
  • Babel
  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mentorship
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Saas
  • Slack
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack
  • Yarn

Currently learning

  • Continuous Integration
  • Express
  • Jest
  • Next.js
  • React Native
  • TypeScript

Projects

SampleSpace - Demo Comp Nominee

SampleSpace - Demo Comp Nominee

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • JavaScript
  • React

SampleSpace is a stellar app combining space exploration and music. Inspired by NASA’s space sounds archive and entirely curated from these sources, you can play and perform music using sounds that are literally out of this world!

  • Nominated for Turing School of Software & Design's Demo Competition
  • Created fully functioning sample player and sequencer utilizing NASA space sounds
  • Full-Stack team created custom api to deliver kits, assets, and samples
  • React, React Router, Tone.js, Reactronica, CircleCi, Heroku Deploy, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Cypress

You can watch a video demo by clicking on the thumbnail here!

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Rec.Me - Demo Comp 1st Place Winner

Rec.Me - Demo Comp 1st Place Winner

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Rec Me is a gamified music discovery app aimed at folks who are looking to learn more about their favorite artists, find some new artists to add to their jam-out playlist, and try their hand at a 6-Degrees of Separation-like music challenge!

This project was selected to compete at Turing's own Demo Comp, and won first place!

  • Utilized React Context API and hooks for global state management
  • Consumed two RESTful API's to create a gameified music recommendation site
  • React, React Router, React Context API Heroku Deploy, JavaScript, HTML, SCSS, Cypress
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Tic-Tac-2049

Tic-Tac-2049

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript

My objective was to create a basic Tic-Tac-Toe game in Vanilla JavaScript with sound game logic and give it an enticing user experience. The theme: A 16-bit late 80's arcade game, complete with original music and sound effects authentic to the era.

  • Built game logic from scratch and gained an understanding of separation of dom and logic
  • Utilized Audio API to implement background music and sound effects
  • Composed original background music and designed sound effects
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS
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We•Go Travel Tracker

We•Go Travel Tracker

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Sass

WE•GO is a fictional travel site where the user can explore and book travel destinations.

  • Utilize OOP and test-driven design principles
  • Implement RESTful API post and fetch calls
  • 100% Lighthouse Score for accessibility.
  • Vanilla JavaScript, HTML, CSS
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