Matt Cook

Full Stack Developer / Musician

Summary

A full stack developer with unmatched drive, flexibility, and aptitude for learning new tools, seeking to bring a diverse skill set in programming, design, and media to the technology industry.

Education

University of Central Missouri
B.M. Jazz/Commercial Music, Magna Cum Laude
May 2017

Udacity
Full Stack Web Development Nanodegree
In-Progress 2017

Mozilla Developer Network, Team Treehouse, Codecademy, Code School, FreeCodeCamp
Introductory courses in Git, HTML, CSS, databases, PHP, responsive web design, Ruby, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery

Skills

Strongest skills notated with a '*'.


Languages: *Python, SQL, Javascript, *HTML5, *CSS3, Sass

Frameworks/Libraries: jQuery, Flask

Other: Linux, *SQL/PostgreSQL, Git, *Responsive Web Design, CodeKit, Gulp, *macOS, *Affinity and Adobe Suites, *Sketch 3

Projects

Please view my portfolio here.

Experience

Freelance Web Developer, 2017 - Current


  • Design visually appealing, modern websites.
  • Create and consistently improve user experience to create one that is effective, consistent, and enjoyable.
  • Develop modular code that can be reused across projects to ensure quality and efficient workflow.

Matt Cook Collective Bandleader, 2013 - Current


  • Led and presented the ensemble of 5-6 people at over 40 venues/schools locally and in 6 states over 3 tours.
  • Educated over 1,000 public school students in the areas of music, networking, and the professional music world.
  • Organized fundraising efforts for the group’s full studio album.

Awards/Organizations

“Outstanding Senior” award from the UCM Department of Music, Eagle Scout, 1st prize American Jazz Museum Composition, All-State and All-Collegiate jazz ensembles, Pi Kappa Lambda music honors society, Central Missouri Academic Scholars, National Association of Future Music Educators, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men’s music fraternity