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Dalton Craven

Student & Developer

Hello! My name is Dalton Craven. It's hard to introduce myself over the internet, but here's a little bit about me:

Education

I'm currently a rising sophomore at the University of South Carolina. I'm pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a major in computer science and a minor in psychology (weird, right?). I'm also a McNair Scholar as part of UofSC's most prestigious scholarship program, the University Top Scholars.

Work

I just wrapped up a full-time internship as a front-end web developer at Cloverleaf. There, I used a variety of technologies (primarily Next/React and GraphQL) in an agile development team to routinely publish production code for our application. I was also an undergraduate teaching assistant for the spring 2020 semester, running eight sections of Linux/UNIX labs for approximately 250 students.

Extracurriculars & Fun

I began taking swing dance classes last year (we’ve paused to protect the dancers' health) and hanging out at a swing dance club in Columbia. I also own a 1963 Mercury Comet Custom that I am restoring, learning a ton about working on classic cars in the process. I am an avid film photographer and am planning to take a photography course this fall. I am the webmaster and executive board member at ACM@USC, the University of South Carolina's student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Freelancing

I also do freelance web development! I work primarily with small businesses (although I’m open for anything), with an emphasis on providing resources and training to ensure long-term functionality.

Skills & Certifications

  • Languages: React, Java, C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, GraphQL, Visual Basic .NET, C++, PHP, SQL, Python, R
  • Tools: WordPress, Gatsby, Next, Git, GitHub, GitLab, cPanel, WHM, Flask, Django, Linux, DigitalOcean, AWS, Netlify
  • Certifications:
    • The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Google — Certified April 2020
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master 2016, MOS Word 2016 Expert, MOS Excel 2016 Expert, MOS PowerPoint 2016, MOS Outlook 2016, MOS Access 2016 — Certified Fall 2018