General Information

Name: Nicole Grinsell
Email: nicole@ngrinsell.com
Phone: 904-806-8758
Address: 135 Hidden Arbor Court | Sanford FL 32773

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Education

University of Central Florida (2012 – Present) | Part-time Enrollment

BS Computer Science
Minor in Digital Media – Web Design Track
Minor in Mathematics


Experience

Software Developer for AceApplications (08/2015 – Present)

Website Creation and Updates
Project Management
Educational Material Design and Creation (tutorial videos and manuals)
Training Facilitator
Software Updates
General Software/Website Troubleshooting Skills
Client Management and Customer Service

Venture Coach for Blackstone LaunchPad (08/2015 – Present)

Coach students through their startup business ideas
Specializing in ideation to prototyping, technology related ventures.
Educate students on Lean Startup Methodology
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Software Developer Intern for AceApplications (01/2015 – 08/2015)

Teller for Vystar Credit Union (05/2010 – 05/2012)


Awards

Udacity Scholarship

Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship: Android Developer (01/ 2018 – 03/2018)

Online course that includes, initially, a three month challenge course.  More than 100,000 apply, 10,000 are accepted.  At the end of this three months 1,000 are selected to continue the Android Developer Nanodegree, valued at $1,200.

Udacity Scholarship

Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree Program (06/2017 – 02/2017)

Online course valued at approximately $1,200.  Curriculum curated around advanced HTML, CSS, and JavaScript applications.  Co-created by AT&T, Google, GitHub, and Hack Reactor. [view details]


Skills

General Skills

Microsoft Office Suite
Windows and Mac OS systems

Software

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
BlueJ
Brackets
Camtasia Studio
CodeBlocks
Eclipse
FileZilla
Microsoft Share Point
Notepad++
Visual Studio
SQL Server 2014 Management Studio

Languages

C
CSS
HTML
Java
JavaScript
Processing
Familiar with C#
Familiar with JQuery
Familiar with PHP
Familiar with Python
Familiar with SQL/mySQL

Web Related Skills

Bootstrap
Joomla
Squarespace
Weebly
Wix
Wordpress (org/com)

Hosting Related Skills

cPanel
GoDaddy
SiteGround


Volunteering

Collegiate Pathways (Tech Sassy Girlz)

TSG is the primary organization I dedicate my time to. Their mission is to bring STEM to underrepresented girls in middle and high school, based currently in Orlando FL.

Most events I attend are unpaid and as a volunteer.  However, for events that require large amounts of preparation or time commitments, I’m often compensated for my efforts.

I also maintain their website.

Volunteering Event Details

Tech Sassy Girl Conference (10/2017): Checked in over 100 girls and assisted in any technology or touring needs throughout various workshops scheduled within the day, especially the engineering lab at UCF.

Yes! Girls Code Day Camp (06/2017)[paid]: Instructor for day camp (7 hr days, Mon-Fri) that introduced middle – high school girls to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. At the end of the camp, the girls presented a web based personality quiz to their parents they created using these languages.

Hackathon (04/2017): Lead instructor for event which required middle and high school girls to create a solution using a website or Scratch program for problems within the student’s community.

Otronicon (01/2017)[paid]: Operated a booth over 4 days as a representative of the organization in hopes to attract more parents to the program so we can continue to grow.

Tech Sassy Girl Conference (10/2016): Checked in over 100 girls and assisted in any technology or touring needs throughout various workshops scheduled within the day.

Yes! Girls Code Day Camp (07/2016)[paid]: Instructor for day camp (7 hr days, Mon-Fri) that introduced middle – high school girls to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. At the end of the camp, the girls presented a choose your own adventure game to their parents they created using these languages.

Yes! Girls Code AspireIT Day Camp (6/2016)[paid]: Instructor for day camp (6 hr days, Mon-Thurs) that introduced middle school girls to coding using Scratch. At the end of the camp they presented their trivia game projects to our executive director.

Mommy and Me: Intro to Code (05/2016): Instructor for a class that paired mothers and daughters together as they learn the basics of HTML and CSS.

Hackathon (04/2016): Lead instructor for event which required middle and high school girls to create a solution using a website or Scratch program for problems within the student’s community.

Tea and ‘Bytes’ (02/2016): Assisted with managing fundraising event for Tech Sassy Girlz.

Otronicon (01/2016)[paid]: Organized and manned booth for 3 days at Otronicon for Collegiate Pathways. Showcased a trivia game our girls presented at the Maker Faire.

I/ITSEC (11/2015)[paid]: Organized and manned booth for 4 days at the I/ITSEC convention in Orlando.

Tech Sassy Girl Conference (10/2015): A day that takes middle and high school girls to a college and educates them further on STEM fields through various speakers, seminars, and workshops. Assisted with logistics, leading the girls, and overseeing workshops.

Yes! Girls Code Summer Day Camp (8/2015)[paid]: Camp that lasted one week (Monday – Friday), 7 hours every day. I taught the girls Processing and on Friday they presented their coding projects (games) to their parents.

Code the Road with Google (6/2015): Chaperoned the girls at Epcot where they learned about the technology behind Google Maps and its different applications, including Disney’s Magical Experience mobile app.

Hackathon (4/2015): Girls were given three mediums (website, coding an application, or a mobile app) to solve a problem in their community.

STEM Club at Lockhart Middle(2/2015 – 4/2015): Instructor of club where middle school girls we taught about computer science and coding using Scratch by MIT.

College Prep Day (10/2014): A day that takes middle and high school girls to a college and educates them further on STEM fields.

Tech Sassy Girlz Conference (10/2014): First time volunteering for the organization. Assisting with anything workshop hosts needed and making sure girls are directed to the correct places.


References

Available upon request