Hey, my name is

Forrest Blade

I design and develop websites people love

I'm a web application developer with a strong interest in projects that require both conceptual and analytical thinking. Currently located in Dallas, Texas.

About Me

I work with a lot of modern web technologies, and I am always looking for new skills to learn. I am interested in how the browser can be a delivery module for all sorts of content. I'm focused on applying simple, minimal machine learning solutions.

  • Node.js
  • Express
  • React
  • Redux
  • JavaScript (ES6+)
  • (S)CSS
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
profile

What I've been up to

Data Analyst/Frontend Engineer @ John Deere

October 2018 - May 2019

In this position I revamped the legacy dealer locator application with modern technologies and UX. I worked closely on an in-house chatbot and managed various scripts for web analytics and tracking.

Projects I have worked on

Cascade Gardens

Featured Project

Cascade Gardens

I utilized Svelte to create a brochureesque website using an amazing framework that ships an incredibly lightweight package to the user. With server side rendering and best practices the weight of the website practically disappears.

  • Svelte
  • CSS
  • Tachyons
  • Rollup
  • Maps
  • JavaScript

Featured Project

Global Dealer Locator

My first enterprise project was a revamp and refactor of an already existing tool to locate John Deere dealers around the world. I refactored a large amount of jQuery and CSS to achieve performance and UX quick wins before a major rebuild slated for 2021.

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • JSP
  • Jenkins
Global Dealer Locator
Quick Sale

Featured Project

Quick Sale

The last project I worked on involved bootstrapping and researching a crossplatform application that John Deere could use to quickly quote and invoice customers from a phone. The application invloved scanning and parsing drivers licences as well as integrating with already existing sale center API's. This is a proprietary unpublished project of John Deere.

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • React Native
  • Redux

Other Projects

Bork Bork Bork

One of the first websites I ever built by myself from scratch. I built this to demonstrate my understanding of asynchronous calls and redux.

  • React
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Redux

Meme Machine

This is a fun showcase of the Svelte framework. I created a simple gif aggregator based of the defined search term.

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Svelte

React Jeopardy

Another very earlier POC that demonstrates understanding of the virtual DOM and redux stores.

  • React
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Redux

Get in touch

Let's Collaborate

I am always looking to broaden my experience or make new friends. Shoot me an email and let's start a conversation!

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