Darcy ClarkeDevelopment / Design / UX

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Biography

For over 15 years I’ve been focused on building products, experiences, teams, communities & culture. I ❤️ the web & take a holistic approach to problem solving.

I’ve worked for, with and have lead a variety of companies including small and large startups, agencies and corporations. This experience gives me a unique perspective in how I operate day-to-day; I incorporate a business and strategic mindset when asked "Why?", a finely tuned creative and design sensibility when defining "What?" and bring an acute understanding of what’s possible when solving for "How?".

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  • ☕️ Manage development teams as large as 20+ with multiple squads
  • 🎤 Speak at events on standards, trends, best practices, future tech & overall thought leadership
  • ❤️ Organize & run monthly meetups & annual conferences
  • ✍️ Write for & feature in mass media publications
  • 💻 Contribute to various OSS projects/initiatives
  • 🗣 Garner & communicate with a dedicated social media following
  • 🎓 Develop & teach workshops & curriculums for college programs & professional development communities

Tools & Technologies

Over the years I've come across a number of tools & technologies that have, ultimately, helped me build web sites & applications.

  • Infrastructure
    • Docker
    • Vagrant
    • Dokku
    • VirtualBox
    • Heroku
    • PM2
    • Serverless(.com)
    • Architect
    • AWS (S3, LAMBDA, VPC/API Gateway, DynamoDB)
    • Digital Ocean
    • Jenkins
    • DeployBot
    • Buddy.works
    • WordPress VIP
    • Shared Hosting (ex. Bluehost, GoDaddy, HostGator, IMHosted)
  • E-Commerce
    • Shopify
    • WooCommerce
  • CMS
    • WordPress
    • Contentful
    • Ghost
  • APIs
    • Postman
    • StrongLoop
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Last.fm
    • Google (Maps, Auth, Firebase)
    • YouTube
    • AWS
  • Databases
    • MySQL
    • PHPMyAdmin
    • PostgreSQL
    • MongoDB
    • Mongoose
    • XML
    • JSON
    • GraphQL
    • Graphiql
    • Mongotron
    • Redis
    • Medis
    • MAMP
  • Back-end
    • Node
    • PHP
    • Express
    • Passport
    • Wintersmith
    • Cheerio
    • Bcrypt
    • CodeIgniter
  • Front-end
    • JavaScript (ES6+)
    • HTML (xHTML, XML)
    • CSS (CSS3+, XSLT)
    • Pug
    • Django
    • Stylus
    • SASS/SCSS
    • LESS
    • PostCSS
    • JSS
    • Styled Components
    • Backbone
    • React
    • JSX
    • CoffeeScript
    • jQuery (Core, UI)
    • Handlebars
    • Mustache
    • Bootstrap
    • Foundation
  • Testing
    • Mocha
    • Chai
    • Jest
    • Enzyme
    • Nightwatch
    • Jasmine
    • ESLint
    • Travis CI
    • Appveyor
    • SauceLabs
    • Browserstack
    • Greenkeeper
    • Nodemon
    • rawkit
  • Versioning
    • Git
    • SVN
    • GitHub
    • BitBucket
    • GitLab
    • Beanstalk
    • Versions
  • Build Tools
    • Babel
    • Webpack
    • Gulp
    • Grunt
    • NPM
    • NPM Scripts
    • Yarn
    • Composer
    • Bower
    • Create React App
  • Design
    • Sketch
    • Invision
    • PhotoShop
    • Illustrator
    • Zeplin
    • Craft
    • Sketchpacks
    • FontBase
  • Text Editors
    • Atom
    • VSCode
    • Webstorm
    • Sublime Text
  • Management
    • Slack
    • JIRA
    • Confluence
    • GitHub
    • Trello
    • Basecamp
    • Exchange
    • G-Suite
    • Skype
    • Lync
  • Misc.
    • iTerm (/w zshell)
    • Alfred
    • OneClipboard
    • RecordIt
    • Keybase
    • TypeIt4Me
    • Characters

Books

I'm an avid reader with an affinity for works of non-fiction; listed below or some of my favorite reads.

Awards

I've had the privilege to create award winning work for some amazing companies spanning the marketing, agency & freelance worlds. Some notable acknowledgements of this work are from:

Publications

I've been lucky enough to see my work featured in & write for some of the world's most well-known web development & design publications.