Intro

A MEME. Photo one, shows someone looking away from computer with the text, Me focusing on Zoom meeting. Photo two, shows the same person in the same spot with their head turned slightly towards the camera and them looking directly in the camera with the text, Me checking my angle to make sure I'm still hot.

Hey! I'm Brendan Leighton, pronounced "bren-din lay-tin." I live in northern NH, US, but I am available and seeking remote work. Server-side features involving databases, such as querying and routing, are among my favorite to code. I think that stuff is super cool. I'm not looking for strictly back-end work and am open to all offers. Given adequate time, I can learn and accomplish anything.

Technical Experience

Here is the bulk of the technologies I've experienced. Being a recent boot-camp graduate, I'm more of a "jack of trades, master of none" developer. Part of the thrill of gaining a developer job is focusing on fewer technologies and maturing into a rockstar coder.

Client-Side

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Moment
  • JQuery
  • AJAX
  • Angular
  • React

Server-Side

  • MySQL
  • Sequelize
  • MongoDB
  • Mongoose
  • Express
  • Express-Handlebars
  • Node.js
  • Nest.js
  • Axios
  • Passport.js
  • Jest

Other-Side

  • Git
  • Github
  • Git Bash
  • MySQL Workbench
  • Robo 3T
  • Heroku
  • Slack
  • Zoom

Education

I graduated from UNH's Full-stack coding Bootcamp in December 2020. It was a 24-week course that touched upon nearly all the technologies I have listed in the previous section. Due to the plethora of recent Bootcamp grads, the job market appears oversaturated with React developers. In an endeavor to be a more beneficial applicant, I chose to learn Angular and Nest.

Certificate from University of New Hampshire

Personal Interests

I Like Lists

  • Personal Finance
  • Psychology
  • Video Games
  • Comedies
  • Stock Market
  • Music Production
  • Electric Guitar

Besides coding, my most researched topics are finance related. The more you know, the more your wallet grows. I'm a frugal person. So frugal my friends and family mistake me for being cheap. However, I will spend where it counts. Often, efficiency is worth time and money. That's why I bought a cordless vacuum.

I'm a gamer. Formerly a PlayStation owner until I experienced PC gaming. I've owned two gaming PCs. The first was pre-built, the second I custom built. Games I enjoy include Payday 2, Crossout, the Need For Speed franchise, Fortnite, Warframe, Rocket League, Dragonball Xeonoverse, and Let It Die. Check out my Steam Profile.

My Gaming Rig

  • Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 1660ti
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz