samantha joy whelpley

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Hi! Call me Sam.

I'm a 2021 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where I studied Information Science. I currently work at VISIMO in Pittsburgh as a software developer, contributing to a variety of projects using React and building wireframes with Figma.

Some of my first web programming projects were completed when studying abroad during the summer of 2019, but I've also interned with two Pittsburgh web design agencies, Responsival and RedTree Web Design.

I am passionate about the design and development process and understanding the people behind technological solutions. My primary skills are in frontend development using React and React Native. At the same time, I am always improving my JavaScript and Python backend skills.

I jumped around a number of majors during my years in college, from Mathematics to Sociology to Computer Science, but I was drawn to the versatility and innovation present in the Information Science program. I was able to focus on the areas of web design and development while also gaining exposure to other areas, like database management systems, networking, human factors, and requirements analysis. Combined with my minor in Computer Science and certificate in Digital Media, I have the tools to continually learn and create.

I specialize in frontend development and UI/UX design.

aka React and Figma wizard in the making.

✈️ Originally from the Lake Erie shores in Ohio and current Pittsburgher, I love traveling to new places and discovering new things. I enjoy exploring National Parks (see my project Explore National Parks) and spent six weeks in South Africa the summer of 2019.

🎶 Outside of school and work, band is my pastime. I played piccolo in the Pitt Band all four years of college, but I have played flute for over ten years.