About

Hello there! My name is Matt Sprague and I'm a web developer currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I thrive when solving the challenges that come with creating fun and functional web apps. I started out as a self-taught developer and just completed an immersive web development program where I made several full-stack web applications.

Since completing my program, I’ve continued to grow my skills through freelance work, creating my own projects, and as an instructional assistant working with students new to web development. Web design is the perfect fit for me as I am able to continue to be creative and leverage the skills I acquired over a 15 year career in film and television.

You can see some of my work below.

Contact me if you'd like to work together or just get a cup of coffee!

Projects

Fenton Psychotherapy
Therapist Site

A mobile responsive website for a therapist who works in the East Bay. I worked with the client to develop a marketing site for her that she can use to connect with clients. The website features Node, Express, Express-Validator, Express-Mailer, pug, Materialize and is deployed on AWS.

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Dynr
Dynr

Dynr is a personal project to ease my frustration of remembering all the great restaurant and bar recommendations people have given my wife and me after we moved to the Bay Area. Originally we were keeping a list of recommended places in a Google doc, but as the list grew we would forget the specifics about each place and often there was a misspelling making it hard to look it up. I felt there had to be a better way, so I made Dynr. It uses Yelp's API to search for the correct restaurant (or any business) which you then add to a list of all your saved places. A map feature lets you easily find the spots that are close to you and coming soon filters will allow you to search by favorites, city, cuisine, stars, personal tags, and more.

Version 1 was built with Ruby on Rails but I've recently rebuilt the app with a Mongo/Express backend and a React frontend. The app is still a work in progress with filters for your list coming soon as well as support for finding spots outside the Bay Area.

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Original version - Ruby on Rails
Therapist Site
Therapist Site

This site was my final project for General Assembly's Web Development Immersive course. It's a responsive, full-stack (MEN) website for a local therapist. The site includes authentication and authorization middleware so clients can create accounts to interact with the therapist. An admin side features the ability for the therapist to leave reading material for her clients on their personal page, and update appointments.

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Vagabond
Vagabond

Student project at General Assembly San Francisco. Collaborated with two other students to create travel website based on a "client's" wire-frames and user stories. Full stack app built with Ruby on Rails.

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Reliable Supply
Reliable Supply

This site is aimed at helping connect people with common interest in waste products. Do you drive a converted diesel engine and are looking for a supply of cooking oil? Are you a farmer looking for some cheap grain for your livestock? Maybe you're a restaurant who doesn't want to deal with the expense of disposing of your oil? Or a brewery looking for a easy way to dispose of used barley? Well this site is for you. Easily post the items you want to get rid of and someone will find you.

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Contact

I'm currently available for work, so hit me up if you'd like to see if I'd be the right fit for your project or you just want to say hello.