San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Remote
Currently Located Part-Time in New York City
Willing to Relocate Permanently/Full-Time to: New York, New York
Willing to Relocate to:
Los Angeles, California
Silicon Valley/SF Bay Area
Currently Located In:
San Francisco Bay Area, California
WHO IS ASHLEY R. JELKS?
Ashley is a San Francisco Bay Area (by way of New York City) based multilingual (English, French, Spanish, German), world-travelled (25+ countries), web developer and yogi. She comes to the software development industry after several years of teaching both at the high school and university level. When she's not programming, designing and developing web applications, you can find her doing yoga, discussing, reading, and writing about domestic and international politics, race, gender, sexuality politics, reading tech blogs and exploring new technologies and frameworks, catching up on an ever growing reading list, drinking tea or red Zinfandel, making and exploring art, and planning her next global voyage.
Mobile and web developer at San Francisco based technical consulting startup.
Responsible for web and mobile application development, client management, writing technical documentation, company blogging and marketing, documenting evolving internal practices on pair programming, code reviews, continuous integration, testing, version control practices.
Developing iOS and web applications. Detailed experience included:
Working with designers to develop iOS and Swift app from the ground up
Refactoring Objective-C legacy code on existing Apple App Store app
Converting PSD files to pixel perfect responsive front-end specs in HTML and CSS.
Software Engineering Fellow
Highly competitive full-stack web development and software engineering program for women.
Social Studies + Special Education + Adult ESL Teacher Taught predominantly low-income and disadvantaged high school students in New York City
Responsible for: Curriculum design and implementation; integration of technology as a pedagogical tool, data driven instruction and
project based student assessments
University of Kansas, American Studies Program
Adjunct Professor + Research Fellow + Graduate Teaching Assisstant While enrolled as doctoral student in the American Studies program,
designed and taught undergraduate courses, recruited students at national conferences, and received a fellowship to research at
the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz in Germany
Hackbright Academy, 2015
Long Island University, 2013
Master of Science in Education
Saint Louis University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, International Studies, French
Web based application for students to track their hours spent studying/working on academic work. Data
visualized to display student progress. Presented at HackingEDU Hackathon.
Wanderlust Version 1.0
Wanderlust is a Python-Flask based group travel app that aims to simplify planning group travel. Flight data is queried from Google Flights'
API, stored in a SQLite database and passed to users to deliver competitive airline ticket prices for two travelers, departing from two
different locations, who wish to meet in the same city. It also takes into consideration each traveler's budget, by searching for flights
that meet each traveler's specified budget. Users who have created an account and are logged in while searching have the option to save the
results of their queries to their account.
Wanderlust Version 2.0
Wanderlust 2.0 is an update and to the original version of this web application. It is still a Python-Flask based group travel app
that aides travellers in planning trips where users have different respective budgets and are arriving from different points of departure.
Version 2.0 will integrate Airbnb, Wikipedia, and Yelp data to help users locate highly rated accomodations, eateries, bars, and points of interest in their
Interested in Contacting Ashley?
Always open to new career and freelancing opportunities