Hi. I'm Jorie Tappa

& I like to do lots of things.

Here are projects I have contributed to:



Open Source Puppet

I help write, maintain, and edit the documentation for this project alongside a team of Technical Writers.

Puppet Forge

is a repository of modules written by the Open Source Puppet and Puppet Enterprise community.
I help write, rewrite, edit, and maintain README files for these modules alongside a team of Technical Writers.

myON Reader

is an online Library used by schools and students around the world.
I helped write PHP in an existing framework, write MySQL, stored procedures, custom data scripts, and more.

Raintree Online

is an online book subscription service used by schools and students in the UK.
I helped with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.

PebbleGo

is an online collection of themed databases that feature concise articles and games for children around the world.
I helped write a PHP script to convert MS Word Documents into XML files, Data Asset Management, video conversion, and with project workflow.

AcornGrow

is an online database of consise articles and games that help children learn in the UK.
I helped with Data Asset Management, video conversion, and project workflow.


Here is a long list of things I know about:


PHP

HTML

CSS & SASS

MySQL

Git

Technical Writing

Copyediting

Markdown

*nix Command Line

vim

JavaScript

WordPress

Magento

XML

User Interface Design

Interaction Design

Photography

Studio Lighting

Adobe AfterEffects

Final Cut Pro

Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Illustrator, & Media Encoder

...and more


I learned about some of these things at school:


The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media
Minneapolis, MN 2010

The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography
Minneapolis, MN 2008

I continue to learn on the job:


Puppet Labs

Associate Technical Writer 01/2015 - Present Day
  • Write, edit, and maintain documentation across multiple products.
  • Produce content to company standards for voice, format, style and accuracy.


Capstone

Application Programmer 02/2013 - 01/2015
  • Wrote code (PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, queries, stored procedures, etc.) for an online library tool used by Schools and Districts around the world.
  • Responsible for adhering to methods, structures, designs, code, and scripts that were compatible with existing sites. Insured that enhancements to the site were compatible with existing methods.


Capstone

Application Developer 03/2011 - 02/2013
  • Wrote code for websites (PHP, HTML, CSS, queries, stored procedures, etc) and tested programs; assisted in the production of interactive books, games, and content.
  • Developed an internal production tool for temp workers and production staff to keep in sync with live data and projects. Involved database design, front end & back end coding.
  • Using existing in house framework, wrote custom scripts and reports to output data for marketing and customers to use.
  • Managed assets for interactive PK-2nd grade websites, converted video, images, and audio.
  • Wrote scripts to create and parse XML data for articles.


If you would like to know more about me: