Chantal Emmanuel

CHANTAL

EMMANUEL

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

 

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THE SHORT AND SWEET VERSION...

I'm Web Developer in love with always learning new and creative ways to solve problems through code. I work as a Web Developer at Red Clay Design, serve as a Director for the San Francisco chapter of Women Who Code and am a member of the Steering Committee for Bay Area Blacks In Tech.

THE UNABRIDGED VERSION...

"Unconventional" Background

I guess you can say I took the road less travelled towards becoming a Web Developer. After graduating from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology I joined AmeriCorps with the intention of devoting a year to non-profit service before delving into something new.

After almost 4 years and thousands served, I was still in love with my job, but also developed a deep dark secret. While by day I was a nonprofit Program Manager, at night I had started playing around with computer program. Tearing through tutorials, building small apps, it wasn't long before I realized my love for service was matched only by my love of coding. So at the beginning of the summer of 2013 I packed my bags and headed to California to complete Dev Bootcamp and pursue a career in Software Engineering.

"Unconventional" Future

The core reason why I made my career switch and so happy in my current role is that I love to solve problems. Nothing beats that moment when everything clicks and the path ahead of you is clear.  This is why I’m passionate about working with technology, or rather using technology as a tool to create solutions.  

I’m able to do this everyday as the Software Engineer for Red Clay Design, a platform for on demand industrial design.  Charged with creating a software platform that solves the complicated pain points surrounding product design, I’ve been able to plan and build a set of features that together allow anybody to go from idea to shelves.

When not building software solutions, I spend a lot of my time empowering and supporting others to enter and excel at careers in technology. I serve as a Director for the San Francisco chapter of Women Who Code  and a member of the Steering Committee for Bay Area Blacks In Tech.

 

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WORK

RED CLAY DESIGN

2014 - Present

 
Red Clay makes it fast and easy to match with top industrial design talent and turn your product idea into manufacture-ready technical files.

OVERVIEW

  • Main Stack: Backbone.js, Rails, Ruby, PostgresSQL
  • Additional Technologies: Memchache, Redis
  • Extensive feature, unit, and integration test coverage using Jasmine and
    • RSpec (Selenium and Capybara)
    • Jasmine
  • Structured PM workflow
    • Agile project development, utilizing Pivotal Tracker for story management
 

FEATURES 

Scoped, storied and built key feature sets including

 

3RD PARTY API INTEGRATION

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Stripe Payment Methods

Filestack File Management

 

Behance Designer Portfolio

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Sendgrid Mail Management

 
 
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On the Side

 
 

Meraki Creatives: Empowering Her
CO-Founder

Women Who Code
SF Director

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Bay Area Blacks in Tech (baybit)
Steering Committee Member

 

Blogging

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MENTIONS

Chantal Emmanuel is a web developer for a start-up company called Red Clay Design. They provide an online platform that assists users in designing various products, including a smart watch for grandparents. In addition to her work with Red Clay, she is on the steering committee of Bay Area Blacks in Tech, a meetup group that helps increase the representation of African Americans and blacks in tech fields.

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