Hello! I'm Eric Crooks, a software engineer with extensive experience in the full stack of modern web application development.

I used to call myself a self-taught developer, but now that I have my BS in Computer Information Systems, calling myself a self-taught developer would only be partially true. However, I did learn the craft by viewing source code like most self-taughts out there. Those were the good days–the days when Adobe Dreamweaver ruled the lands and being able to code Flash sites made you a god.

Aside from programming, I have a background in graphic design and am very passionate about making front-ends look beautiful and appreciated. I like taking mockups and coding pixel-perfect front-ends, but I like taking the reins by myself more. That gives me the chance to prove my UX and UI skills. When that happens, I go by Steve Jobs' quote: "A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."

Work

Payoneer Escrow

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  • Agile Methodology
  • Cross-Domain Communication
  • Full-Stack Development
  • Responsive Design
  • Responsive Email Design
  • REST API Development

Payoneer Escrow Noderig

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  • Cross-Domain Communication
  • Node.js
  • QA Testing
  • Responsive Design
  • REST API Development

TPS Staffing

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  • Full-Stack Development
  • LAMP Stack
  • Responsive Design
  • Senior Project

Brier Creek Fellowship

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  • Full-Stack Development
  • Responsive Design
  • Volunteer Work
  • WordPress

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  • Full-Stack Development
  • Responsive Design
  • WordPress

Repositories

Payoneer Escrow C#.NET SDK

This is intended to be a clean, idiomatic client for the Payoneer Escrow API. This will handle generating the authenticated headers and constructing the properly nested request URI, as well as parsing any response JSON.

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  • API
  • C#
  • .NET
  • SDK
tmux-theme

My background in design forced me to make my tmux theme look nice. I code most of my projects using Vim and tmux; and making that code-editing environment look nice is an ongoing effort.

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  • .dotfiles
  • iTerm2
  • Terminal
  • tmux
vim-crookse

This package exists to house all of my Vim configurations. Currently, it only has a colorsets object (makes changing colors in your Vim theme easier and ensures consistent syntax highlighting across languages) that is based on the 256 color map and an extension to the Glacier color scheme provided by @joeyfigaro.

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  • .dotfiles
  • iTerm2
  • Terminal
  • Vim

Education

2017, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

DeVry University

Getting my BS in CIS was probably one of my biggest achievements. In 2014, I got out of the military (stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina) and went back to school at the Academy of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco. I was hoping to finish my BFA in Web Design & New Media by 2016 since I was half-way through with credits. One semester later, I decided to move to Raleigh, North Carolina and enrolled at DeVry University's Raleigh-Durham campus. That move cost me most of my credits (I think five credits transferred). I realized at the start of my DeVry journey that I had to speed things up. So, from March 2015 to August 2017, I filled my plate with tons of schoolwork despite being activated once (with the military), having a full-time job, and playing dad. I am so glad to be finished.

2014, Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications (Web Design Emphasis)

College of Southern Nevada

Initially, I pursued an AAS in Graphic Communications, but a quarter of the way through the program I found myself switching to AAU. Attending AAU with student loans made me think to myself, "I'm going to be in debt," so I looked at enlisting in the US Army to get the Post-9/11 GI Bill. I enlisted in the Nevada National Guard in 2010, but later opted to go active duty. I had to serve 36 months of active duty for 100% GI Bill benefits; that contract felt like it was never going to end. Before getting out and going back to AAU in 2014, I got what I could from the College of Southern Nevada in little to no time: the Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communcations. Thanks, Chip.

Currently Learning...

I like using resources like Treehouse, Code School, and StackSkills for continuing my education. Currently, I'm learning:

  • Swift and Xcode (via Treehouse)
  • How to make iOS apps (via StackSkills)