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Eric Matlock

Front-End Engineer
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About me

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.

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.

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
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Saas
  • Slack
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack
  • Yarn

Currently learning

  • Continuous Integration
  • Express
  • Material UI
  • React Native
  • TypeScript

Projects

Rec.Me

Rec.Me

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Rec-Me is a music discovery app and game aimed at people who are sick of listening to the same music every day!

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, CSS, Cypress
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Tomates Podridos

Tomates Podridos

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • JavaScript
  • React

Looking for a great flick for your Friday night? Tomates Podridos has you covered! This totally not "Rotten Tomatoes" site will give you the lowdown on all the latest movies.

Tomates Podridos was a paired project at Turing School of Software and Design. Our objective was to build our first React app in a short time and consume a movie api to create a Movie Streaming/Rating site. We also used Cypress to test to achieve Acceptance and End-to-End testing.

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Tic-Tac-2049

Tic-Tac-2049

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript

This was my final solo project for Mod 1 at Turing School of Software & Design

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 80's arcade game, complete with original music and sound effects authentic to the era.

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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. Through an inviting interface the user is able to:

Log into a user dashboard Track past travel expenses Create new bookings

Objective: Created using vanilla Javascript and HTML Utilize OOP and test-driven design principles API post and fetch calls Utilize npm packages to enhance the functionality and user experience. 100% Lighthouse Score for accessibility.

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