I was introduced to computer gaming at a young age. I immediately fell in love and I owe my ability to maneuver a keyboard like I do now to all of the games I played for many years. My love for video games led me to building my first computer when I was 16 and have built three more from scratch since then. I performed well in mathematics throughout my schooling and enjoyed the logical thinking and problem solving aspect of it. I've also always been rather tech-savvy and intrigued by technology as it has progressed. After doing some research while working at Two Men and a Truck the summer of 2019, I attended a 3 week jump start course at Nashville Software School. I wrote my first line of code in September of the same year. I felt I found the path I'd been looking for, it quickly clicked with me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My first position working professionally as a developer at a startup has been thrilling and enlightening. I am excited to continue my journey deeper into the tech world.
Crypto Current is an application used to help assist beginners looking to invest in crypto currency and have a place to go to make the right move. Crypto Current displays a line graph of popular crypto currencies (displaying Bitcoin by default) with corresponding statistics depending on the time increment selected to view. Users can post, edit, and delete their own messages on the public message board as well as follow users they find helpful. The "Following" page displays the usernames of who has been followed along with all their recent messages. Lastly, the "Crypto" page allows the user to add cryptos to their watch-list as well as favorite or visit recommended crypto exchanges.
Front-Endeavor is an application designed for front end developers to have a virtual workspace to brainstorm ideas for on-going projects. The application allows any user to create a workspace for a project, adding any user to that workspace by searching by e-mail. Each workspace has a message board that any team member on that project can post text, an image and/or a URL link in a message for the rest of the team to see and comment on.
"Holden is full of positive energy and determination that would make him an amazing addition to any dev team. He’s hard working and will provide creative solutions to problems."
"Holden is a resourceful and clever developer who won't quit until he finds an answer! Any team would be lucky to have his determined mindset and positive attitude. He always takes time to ask thoughtful, challenging questions, and never hesitates to help those around him."
"Holden Parker is a wonderful teammate to have in any environment. He is eager to learn and push his knowledge every day, and he does so with joy. His growth mindset makes every interaction a pleasure, either when he is questioning his own knowledge or advocating for his viewpoint. He goes out of his way to share his knowledge and thoughts with his teammates, and is therefore a great catalyst to increase the excitement and discoveries of his teammates. I look forward to seeing him become part of the Nashville technology community."