Hi, I'm Marcus Parsons

and I'm a problem solver/software engineer

Today's theme is Purple Pizzazz

Marcus Parsons

What I do

Problem Solving

One of my superpowers is the ability to find patterns where others might not see them, especially when it comes to digital mediums. I can see where automation can occur, especially given my experience with automating manual workflows. I have nightmares of seeing way too many Excel spreadsheets and the number 160819 (there's a story behind that one).

Mobile App Development

I have several mobile apps under my belt, with one on the Play and App store right now for the company I work for. The others are used internally for various processes!

Front End Development

I create and design interfaces for my company, as well as helping others to achieve the design they're striving to achieve. JavaScript and I are like 🤞

Backend Development

I also work on server side routing, modeling, and maintaining the flow of data between client machines and our database. I work consistently with C# on a day to day basis in our .NET stack of data driven websites.

Database Management

I manage all forms of data using SQL Server and SSMS (and Azure Data Studio gets an honorable mention) that are used to communicate data from a multitude of databases to various web servers that serve up data in several forms, which range from client facing interfaces to data-driven, self-written APIs.

My Work

Who I am

A Software Engineer from West Virginia, USA

I am from a small town, really more like a village, in West Virginia called Flat Top. Growing up in Flat Top, where houses are widespread, there weren't any kids my age to go out and play with. This lead me to spend quite a bit of my time on the internet, where I developed a love and appreciation for coding.

When I was in middle school, I started programming various projects using a program called Game Maker from games to a clock in/out system for my class using Game Maker (yes, I was that kid). At that time, Game Maker was a perfect program for me as I could learn about coding while dragging and dropping "command blocks" as I needed to.

Now, I work as the lead software engineer for a great marketing company! I love what I do, and I do what I love. The ancient proverb, "Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life" absolutely holds true.

Show and Tell

Let me show you what I do and tell you about some of my projects (that I can show). Tap on any picture to go to that site. There are a great many projects that I can not show because they are for internal use and/or are console/desktop apps that I can not expose on my portfolio.

A service for Hamlin and Associates' client's customers who are given invite codes for special offers through marketing campaigns.
A custom URL shortening service for Hamlin and Associates marketing campaigns. It provides internal analytics, as well.

Here is an example link: https://shortclick.net/testimonials
Custom E-Sign Service
An e-sign service for Hamlin and Associates to use with their clientelle. It not only provides signatures, but a host of automatic processes once a document is signed including automatic PDF rendering of a signed document, integrity hashing of submitted data, signature IDs, and more.
Backend/Production Site
A data driven web application features a long list of tools that Hamlin and Associates uses to carry out tasks from jobs tracking, client tracking, analytics, and much more.
Backstop Concierge Site
A data driven web application for Backstop Communications, a sister company of Hamlin and Associates, for interacting with Hamlin and Associates' client's customers.
Dealer Dashboard
A data driven web application for Hamlin and Associates clients that not only gives them analytics of their campaigns carried out with Hamlin and Associates but also insights into their customers.
An AWS hosted website for reporting on statuses of Hamlin and Associates web apps and APIs.
Easy Draggable Windows in JS
A personal, mini side project for creating "window" elements that are draggable with vanilla JavaScript.
Simon Cubed Game
A personal game project for a memory game that plays Michael Jackson sounds.