Colin McAtee

Software Engineer @ ActiveCampaign

About me

I'm a Full Stack Software Engineer from Chicago who has experience working on growing SaaS applications. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a degree in Economics and Spanish, I first ventured into business consulting. After realizing that I loved to code, I joined the Northwestern Coding Bootcamp in April 2017 to learn web development and have not looked back since. After only completing half the bootcamp I started my first full-time role as a Software Engineer at RIVS, where I worked primarily in PHP, MySQL and Node.js. After a little over a year at RIVS, I accepted a role as an Software Engineer at ActiveCampaign, where I currently work. At AC, I mainly work in PHP, Python, and MySQL. I am also currently pursuing my Masters in Computer Science at DePaul University part time in order to gain a deeper understanding of computer systems, data structures, algorithms, databases, and more.

Technologies

Frontend: HTML, CSS, JavaScript(es6/exNext), jQuery, React, Bootstrap.css framework, Bulma.css framework
Backend: PHP (5.3, 5.6, 7), Laravel, Node.js, Python, Flask, Java (through school), C (through school)
Data: MySQL, Firebase, DynamoDb
Systems and Web Servers: Linux, Apache, Nginx (limited exp)
Infrastructure: Docker, AWS EC2, AWS Route53, AWS ElasticBeanstalk, AWS S3, AWS Cloudfront, AWS RDS, Heroku

Notable Projects

SoccerCruit: SaaS application written in Laravel PHP and hosted on AWS Elastic Beanstalk and utilizing an MySQL RDS instance. I have put a lot of effort into making SoccerCruit and have earned hundreds of users and a few happy paying customers.
Lakescaster: A Laravel project with a React.js frontend that helps determine surfing conditions on the great lakes.