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Andrew Braun

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Like many spiders, I'm a web developer. The similarities mostly end there, though I've been known to swallow the occasional fly while running long distances, which is another thing I like doing for some bizarre reason that I don't fully understand. 

I've also been an ESL teacher, writer, and professional craft beer taster, and I was actually paid to do two of those things!

I like working on projects with JavaScript and Python in my spare time, but hey, I'm not a complete nerd--I also play board games. 
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2022
Feb 17, 2022
Feb 17, 2022
I set up a self-hosted Matomo Analytics instance on an Ubuntu web server behind an NGINX-routed subdomain of my developer website. More private than Google Analytics and honestly more useable for what I need!
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Feb 09, 2022
Feb 09, 2022
Ran a web development workshop for beginners! Went very well--the audience was very engaged and came out knowing how to create basic HTML files and style elements with CSS. Will probably run a follow-up workshop on CSS layouts and possibly more if attendance is consistently high.
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Feb 07, 2022
Feb 07, 2022
Built a basic contact form for my professional website and hooked it up to the Mailgun API in order to send emails from senders to my work email.

Pro tip: At the time of this writing, the npm package mailgun-js is depracated and the instructions on Mailgun's site are wrong. You can find the official package and up-to-date instructions for Node at the mailgun.js package instead.
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Jan 22, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
My site, AndrewBraun.dev, runs using a Strapi CMS connected to a SvelteKit frontend. I set up Cloudinary as the upload provider for Strapi and adjusted my code to receive auto-optimized images from the Cloudinary CDN. Users with modern browsers will now receive AVIF/WebP, while older browsers will receive JPG/PNG or some other legacy format.
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2021
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 24, 2021
Set up a serverless webform with AWS API Gateway, Lambda, and SES
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Nov 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Wrote a custom WordPress plugin that extends JetPackCRM functionality to email agents every day and remind them who they need to contact. Not publish-ready, but works very well on the site it's meant for! 

I used SQL queries, WP Cron, activation hooks, and wp_mail.
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