Joshua Masland-Sarani

Full Stack Web Developer

j.masland@gmail.com  |  570-301-4334  |  Elizabethtown, PA  |  masland-sarani.com

Summary

About Me

I'm Josh, and I build awesome things with code. I'm a Full Stack Web Developer with experience planning, building, testing, and deploying websites and web applications. I care about code quality, thorough testing, and excellent user experience.

Skills

Languages

Ruby  ·  JavaScript  ·  HTML5  ·  CSS3  ·  Java  ·  PHP  ·  SQL

Back End

Ruby on Rails  ·  Sinatra  ·  PostgreSQL

Front End

jQuery  ·  AngularJS

Recent Projects

Reciffy

A recipe management and recommendation app written using Ruby on Rails and AngularJS. Created with a team of four using an Agile development approach and test coverage.

Danebook

A Facebook clone, built with Ruby on Rails as a solo project for Viking Code School. Built as we learned new technologies.

Djello

A Trello-like task management app, written in AngularJS and Ruby on Rails.


Education

Viking Code School

2016

Intensive Program / Bootcamp

A 16-week, full-time, highly selective training program for learning professional agile software development. It included daily projects, scrum meetings, pair programming, and code review. The course focused on Ruby on Rails and AngularJS, and emphasized testing and best practices.

Wesley Theological Seminary

2007-2010

M.Div., with Honors

A 3-year, full-time program with classes in Theology, Biblical Interpretation, Church Leadership, and Counseling. Included an internship and intercultural immersion trip.

Ithaca College

2004-2007

B.S., Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude

Advanced Organic Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, Physics, Calculus, and more. I also was a leader in the campus ministry and played guitar.


Experience

The Arc of Pennsylvania

2015-2016

Communications Consultant

Wrote and edited web and print publications distributed to members and the public. Consulted them on a new website.

Self Employed

2013-2015

Stay-At-Home Dad and Coder

I was a stay at home dad for my daughter, while also learning computer programming.

The United Methodist Church

2010-2013

Pastor

Led congregations in worship, preaching, counseling, and administration. Played a role in leading the churches in technology and web presence.

The University of Washington

2006

Summer Research Intern

Graduate-level scientific research doing synthesis, spectroscopy, and product characterization, and data analysis. Published as a co-author in the work of a Ph.D. student.

Ithaca College

2005-2006

Teaching Assistant and Researcher

Taught and supervised Organic Chemistry labs and performed chemistry research. Published as a co-author in the work of a professor.