Maxwell
Burson


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Biography

I am currently attending School 42. Previous to School 42 I learned programming through a combination of traditional college instruction, team/club projects, and online resources. I pride myself on communication, continuous self improvement, and reliability.

I am looking for an internship. If you or your company are interested I would love to hear from you.

Portfolio

game of life website thumnail

maxwellburson.com/game-of-life

Learning Focus:
  • React
  • Grunt
  • Babel
  • in-line styles

Build entirely inside of React classes, for better or for worse. Expored inline styles but eventaly replaced allmost all of them with a stylesheet for performance. I'm pretty sure that it is still perfance limited by having the logic in a React class; which, while I learned a lot, in retrospect may have not been the best choice.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum.

Learn more about the game of life on Wikipedia.

recipe box website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • React
  • Sass

It came as quite that shock that webstorage is just a string. Storing everything as a JSON and keeping it current was an unexpected problem, but ultimatly not very much trouble. Like with many of my project I spent the most time trying to make the webpage look the way I want. In retrospect I would problby not have much trouble doing many of the things I had trouble with... I would just use javascript. If anyone has any hot pizza making tips I'll take them.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

leaderboard website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • React
  • Sass

First time making a http request without jQuery! I'm not sure if I've gotten that much better or if jQuery is just confusing but it went much smoother this time than the last few. Pretty happy with the way this one turned out. Played around with tables for the first time and tried a few new css selectors and the css and html was done pretty quick.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

pomodoro clock website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML
  • CSS

I felt a little guilty with how simple the last one looked so I spent more time on the graphics in this project. Was very happy with how it turned out at the time. I was still usure if I should be using Bootstrap or if it was going to stiphon my leanring; but I gave it another shot in this project.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

calculator website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

While the interface is a big boring I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing I'd do looking back would be to add a nice monospaced font. The JavaScript in this one turned out real simple. The eval function made it much more easy than I anticipated.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

simon game website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

The graphics could use a little work but I'm pretty happy with how the game logic turned out! When pressing buttons quickly the game responds as you'd expect. In fact, I don't think there are any noticible flaws with the player facing logic. At worst I think I could have arcitected it better, the code is a little hard to read.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

tic tac toe website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

After the last project I figured I'd better quit jQuery and Bootstrap for the time being and focus on my own CSS and JavaScript. Things take a lot longer without stylesheets and libraries! The game AI know what to do in a few situations, but otherwise it's random, otherwise the player couldn't win.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

quote machine website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap

I spent more time making the color change to a random hue with a constant saturation and brightness without any libraries than I did on the rest of the project put together.

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum

weather widget website thumnail

codepen.io/pants_on_fire/full/LkyYLE

Learning Focus:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap

Made as part of the freecodecamp.com curriculum