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About

About

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About

My name is Dan Rice. I am a software developer and writer from Loveland, Colorado. Welcome to my portfolio!

I built this website on my way through a coding bootcamp I currently attend, Bloc, where I'm learning to develop Ruby and JavaScript web applications using frameworks like Rails, Meteor, and AngularJS. The "Work" tab of the site is where you can find write-ups about the coding projects I have done at Bloc and beyond, as well as links to their source code. The "Blog" and "Resume" tabs should, of course, be self-explanatory.

I am working through Bloc because, despite my Communications Degree from Colorado State University, I have had a hard time finding a steady, lucrative career that I would qualify for and enjoy in Northern Colorado. I currently work at T-Mobile as a Sales Associate, but want to transition into a career in software development. T-Mobile is not a bad job as retail store employment goes, don't get me wrong, but it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life, either.

I am most interested in building software that helps people with their personal finances and the goal of being more productive–technology has made huge strides in this area, but I feel it is just getting started in the task of helping people manage their time and money. Ideally I'd like to do this in a well-paying, full-time position in Northern Colorado, because I'm engaged to the love of my life and we have student loans to pay down before we build a family together.

But more important than the money or the location is that I want to make an impact on the world. I want to make people's lives easier and take away the worry and stress so many of us feel trying to pay the bills and keep ourselves on schedule.

I am an INTJ personality. I am quiet, passionate, and driven. I place a high value on the truth, honesty about one's intentions, factual accuracy, and intellectual discussions. I like Harry PotterBreaking Bad, Silicon Valley, The Legend of Zelda, Apple products, Rise Against, and Dave Ramsey's theories about debt. I will be polite and respectful to anyone I encounter unless they are openly rude to me or they try to sell me something and pretend that that's not what they're doing (in other words, they're insulting my intelligence). If I am quiet around you, it probably means that I don't know what to say (or have nothing important to say), not that I dislike you.

If you share some or all of these interests, are interested in hiring me, or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the social icons below. Let's build something great together!