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Curtis Blackwell • 2021.11.08


My previous home page content feels a little dated, but I feel bad getting rid of it, so I'm keeping it around in the form of a blog post. Here it is.

My name is Curtis Blackwell.

I'm a software engineer and manager. I aim to maintain a sustainable state of:

  • producing high-quality, life-improving work;
  • advancing my knowledge and skills;
  • leaving things better than I found them; and
  • encouraging others to do the same.

I live for work that provides social benefit and revolves around refining operations.

A recent project serves as a perfect example: The Laravel app tracks inventories for a refugee-employing company, helping it operate smoothlier#2017 #april

It helps the company:

These features work together to automate changes where possible, like in products' and materials' stocks. The app also sends/receives updates to/from Shopify when appropriate.

In the past, I worked on a coworking space's CMS-powered member/admin dashboard. I planned and built features to:

As for JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, there's not much to say beyond, "I'm more than competent." I like Vue and Sass. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In general, I like to try and keep code as DRY as possible (like Thomas Jerome Newton's home-planet dry), without wasting time on diminishing returns.

I have other skills and traits that prove useful all the time:

…and some less often: