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###Jennifer Cahalane



###Thrillist Media Group

Software Engineer, Platform Launches

February 2016 to Present

Acted as lead to build a new content site in under 4 months. Worked on all aspects of the site, including search, landing page, and content pages. Focus on writing reuable, modular code using PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and SCSS.

Full Stack Developer

June 2014 to February 2016

Build forward facing features for content and commerce sites using PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and SCSS. Projects have included: building a system to allow users to save places, and refactoring and restructuring server side article logic.

###MediaLets Front End Web Developer Intern

Summer 2013

Built web app to display advertisements for use by the sales team. Used Backbone.js, Node.js, JavaScript, SCSS, CSS, and HTML

###University of Pennsylvania Instructor - Ruby on Rails

August 2013 - May 2014

Taught Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS and JavaScript to class of 20. Created lesson plans, provided one-on-one help, and managed 2 TAs

Teaching Assistant - Ruby on Rails

Fall 2012

Assisted in the teaching of Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to over 30 students through one-on-one help and grading.

Sound Director

May 2012 - May 2014

Managed operation of the committee, including coordinating over 15 audio technicians, and managing a budget in excess of $15,000.

Sound Technician

October 2010 - May 2014

Worked as an audio technician, problem solving audio concerns as needed.

###Freelance Web Developer

September 2012 - March 2013 Designed and built web apps for clients using HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Ruby on Rails. Created icons using Photoshop and Illustrator.



skill level
JavaScript ★★★★☆
jQuery ★★★★☆
HTML ★★★★☆
CSS ★★★★☆
PHP ★★★★☆
Ruby ★★★☆☆
C++ ★★★☆☆
Java ★★★☆☆
SQL ★★☆☆☆
SOLR ★★☆☆☆


framework level
Rails ★★★★☆
Backbone ★★★★☆
CakePHP ★★★★☆


framework level
Photoshop ★★★★☆
Maya ★★★☆☆
Illustrator ★★★☆☆
inDesign ★★☆☆☆


2010-2014 : BSE in Digital Media Design and Fine Arts University of Pennsylvania

About Me

  • Crocheter of dinosaurs

  • Wearer of mismatched socks

  • Attempting to run off to join the circus