Ben Spears

Ben Spears

Bellevue, WA

I am currently training to become a front-end developer at Code Fellows in Seattle. I previously studied at The Art Institute and have a background in photography and design. And I love cheeseburgers.

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Skills & Experience

  • Spoken Languages

    • English
  • Looking for work

    Yes

248 Achievements

  • Communicating with Mongo Through Mongoose
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • Manipulating Schema with SQL
  • Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL
  • Reading Data from Databases with SQL
  • Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench
  • Introduction to Data, Databases and SQL
  • Joining Table Data with SQL
  • Table Relationships
  • Database Keys
  • Database Normalization
  • Handling Errors When Manipulating Data
  • Deleting Data from a Database
  • Updating Data in a Database
  • Adding Data to a Database
  • Finding the Data You Want
  • Getting Data from a Database
  • Data, Databases and SQL
  • Sessions and Cookies
  • User Registration and Login
  • What is Authentication?
  • Modeling Data for the API
  • Building API Routes in Express
  • Building a REST Service
  • Component Lifecycle
  • Designing Dataflow
  • Stateful Components
  • Thinking in Components
  • First Steps in React
  • Getting Started with Android
  • Console I/O
  • Prepare and Plan
  • Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm
  • Installing Packages with npm
  • What is npm?
  • IDE Exploration
  • How it Works
  • Exploring the Java Collections Framework
  • Organizing Data
  • Getting There
  • Delivering the MVP
  • Creating the MVP
  • Harnessing the Power of Objects
  • Meet Objects
  • Perfecting the Prototype
  • Using your New Tools
  • Getting Started with Java
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • The Request and Response Objects in Express
  • Developing Express Apps Like a Boss
  • Getting Started with Express
  • Introduction to Video Games
  • Welcome to Gulp.js
  • HTTP Methods and Headers
  • Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js
  • Building a Command Line Application
  • Using a jQuery Carousel
  • Add a Sticky Navigation Bar
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Quiz Practice Project
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • Constructor Functions & Prototypes
  • Introduction to Methods
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Loops
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • JavaScript Variables
  • AngularJS Directives
  • PHP Loops
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP Datatypes
  • PHP Data & Structure
  • PHP Getting Started
  • Services and Dependencies
  • Two-way Data Binding
  • AngularJS MVC Frameworks
  • Getting Started with Advanced Sass
  • Responsive Patterns
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Theory
  • Final Project: Create a Typographic Site
  • Laying Out Type for the Web
  • Basic Web Typography
  • How to Choose and Use Webfonts
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Handling Routes in Node.js
  • Creating a Simple Server in Node.js
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • MASH JavaScript
  • MASH CSS
  • MASH HTML
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • Custom Media Players
  • Captioning Video
  • Media Basics
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Git
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Getting Started with PHP
  • Programming AJAX
  • Deploying to a Device
  • Debugging Our App
  • Improving Our User Interface
  • Using a Data Model
  • Views and View Controllers
  • Getting Started with Xcode
  • Professional Development
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • The Job Search
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Your Course
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Self-Assessment
  • Swift Optionals
  • Swift Parameters and Tuples
  • Swift Functions
  • Control Flow
  • Collections
  • Operators
  • Types
  • Variables and Constants
  • Spriting with Compass
  • Compass Helper Functions
  • Compass Layout and Typography
  • Getting Started with Compass
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Moving Forward with UX
  • Tools UXers Use
  • How UXers Think
  • What Do User Experience Designers Do?
  • What is User Experience (UX)?
  • Finalizing the Project
  • Case Studies and Examples
  • The Brand Identity Design Process
  • Introduction to Brand Identity
  • The Logo Sprint
  • Logo Design 101
  • Creating Home Page Assets
  • Applying Effects
  • How to Draw in Illustrator
  •  Adding Color and Type
  • Creating an Icon
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Workflow Basics
  • Slices & Save for Web
  • Vector Shapes
  • Type Tools
  • Masks Basics
  • Workspace Basics
  • Layer Basics
  • Becoming a Problem Solver
  • Design Foundations Final
  • Understanding Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Design
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • Grid Layout
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • AJAX Concepts
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Functional Programming in C
  • Fundamentals of C
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Strings
  • Introduction Variables
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Basics
  • Media Queries
  • CSS Animations
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Gradients
  • Web Typography
  • CSS Box Model
  • Text, Fonts, and Lists
  • Values and Units
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating HTML Content
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • Newbie