John Sickels

Orlando, FL 32801 · (239) 313-0490 ·

Full Stack Web Developer with a background in Food & Beverage and life-long dedication to learning. Effective at combining creativity and problem solving to develop user-friendly applications. Known among staff for strong wit and attention to detail no matter the complexity of the project.


Freelance Web Developer


Assess the quality of specifications and technical design documents in order to ensure timely, relevant and meaningful feedback. Plan and implement strategies for quality management and testing.

September 2019 - Present

Teaching Assistant

UCF Continuing Education

Provide support and guidance to the students attending UCF's Full Stack Web Development Program. Reinforce lesson material presented by Lead Instructor by helping students with questions and reviewing material one-on-one or in small groups. Lead class reviews and discussions. Provide record keeping, such as tracking attendance and grading homework assignments.

August 2019 - Present

Lead Server

The Osprey Tavern

Deliver friendly and efficient service to ensure a pleasant dining experience for all guests. Suggest menu items and specialty drinks according to seasonal specifications. Top performer in monthly specialty beverage sales competitions. Train new servers on menu knowledge and how to provide quality service.

September 2017 - Present


Back End Developer

Coder Arcade

Your online resource for distraction. Anyone can gather to play games and chat in our Node.js minigame library. Full Stack SPA using an Express server with Web Sockets for chatting, Passport and JWT for authentication and authorization, MongoDB for user storage. React Redux and Material-UI Front End. Heroku and AWS Route53 Hosting.
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August 2019

Database Architect

Short Circuit

Bot run with Javascript using the Johnny-fve kit and Tessel2. This bot will water your house plants remotely. User will have have option to water on a timer, by alert when soil moisture reaches a certain level. The data will be collected for soil moisture level, humidity, temperature and air pressure. The browser will integrate both controls for the bot and as well as a styled graph with the returned data.
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June 2019

Project Manager


A web-based app that allows the user to view and keep track of local rocket launches. Launch Library API pulls and GitHub project management led the team to successful deployment and stellar scores. MVP and Final Presentation preparation ensured class understanding of the development process and set goals for future iterations.
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April 2019


university of Central Florida

Full Stack Bootcamp

February 2019 - August 2019

University of Central Florida

Associate of the Arts
Engineering Track - Business Minor

GPA: 3.20

August 2010 - May 2012


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum


I am an aspiring Software Engineer with a solid MERN stack. Excited to enter the world of tech as a Jr/Associate/Mid Level Developer. In five years I see myself as a Senior Software Engineer for a company that goes to space.

Coming from a Food & Beverage Management background, I earned my Full Stack Developer Certification from the UCF Coding Bootcamp in August 2019. Here I focused on gaining technical programming skills such as HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Firebase, Node.js, MySQL, MongoDB, Express, Handelbars.js & React.js. Skills I wish to retain from my hospitality background include teamwork, communication, time management, learning, teaching, and problem-solving.

I have an engineering education history and hope to utilize my complex problem-solving skills in my future line of work. I would also like to complete my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering after graduating from the boot camp. I pride myself with an A+ score and I love making my code fail-safe. My interests are open, my mind malleable yet progressive, and I am eager to see what data-driven challenges lie ahead.

Awards & Certifications

  • Full Stack Flex Web Development Certificate - Trilogy Education - UCF
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript/C# - SoloLearn Certification
  • 1st Leading Sales Competition - Osprey Tavern - June 2019
  • Employee of the Month - Artisan's Table - January 2018