Steve Breese

A Chicago-based full stack web developer with a passion for user experience

technical skills

I first began developing websites on GeoCities over AOL dialup.  I first got paid to build a web application in 2000.  It was a survey to gauge resident's preferences on various urban planning techniques. The results of each survey were automatically emailed to the project owner. In 2003, I developed a database driven website that cataloged every mile of bicycle trails in the Chicago area.  The site was an early adopter of AJAX which had recently been popularized by Google Maps.  Anytime I ran into a barrier of what could be done, I eagerly learned the basics of a new programming language and devised new solutions for my applications. I then studied up on the more advanced topics of the language and made a goal to get certified in it.  I have kept this pattern of professional development to this day.

Certifications are a way to set apart the people who really want to show that they believe in continuing education. Let's face it... being a really good developer is really all about learning!

Category Technology/Skill Certificate
Frontend Angular Angular 1 Completion Badge
Frontend Bootstrap Certified Bootstrap Developer
Frontend CSS Certified CSS Developer
Backend Drupal Introduction to Drupal 8 Certificate,
Building a Basic Site Using Drupal 8,
Extending & Managing Drupal 8 Site,
Building Websites with Drupal 8,
Drupal 8 Layout and Theming
Drupal 8 Module Development
Frontend Front End Front End Development Certificate
Workflow Git & GitHub Completion Certificate for Git & GitHub
Frontend HTML Certified HTML Developer
Frontend HTML5 APIs Certified HTML5 Developer
Programming Language JavaScript (ES5 & ES6) Certified JavaScript Developer,
JavaScript Foundations Certificate
Frontend jQuery Certified jQuery Developer,
jQuery Survival Guide Certificate,
jQuery Building Blocks Certificate
Backend MEAN Stack Certificate of Acheivement — MEAN Stack
Database MongoDB Completion Certificate for M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers
Database MySQL Certified MySQL 5.0 Developer
Backend Node.js Complete Node.js Developer Course (ES6)
Introducing Node.js Certificate (ES5)
Programming Language PHP Zend Certified PHP Engineer,
Certified PHP Developer
Programming Language Python Python Coursera Verified Certificate
Frontend Responsive web design (RWD) Responsive Web Design Certificate
Database SQL SQL Completion Badge
Frontend User experience design (UXD) UX Fundamentals Certificate
Frontend Web Design Coding for Designers Certificate
Backend XML, XML DOM, & XSLT Certified XML Developer

Spanish Language Certifications

Certificate Name Issuing Authority
Spanish as a Second Language Certificate Harper College, Palatine Illinois
Certificate in Basic Spanish Universidad Politecnica de Valencia through edX
Duolingo Spanish Fluency: Advanced (Estimated) Duolingo, Inc.