Derek J. Fields Jr.

Summary of Qualifications

Skilled in full stack web development with experience in the ember.js, Vue.js, Koa, and MariaDB.

  • 2 + years of professional full stack web development
  • 3+ years of experience studying and teaching in Front-End web development
  • 7+ years of overall programming experience


JavaScript (Ember, Vue, React, Typescript) Node.Js (Koa, pm2) RaspberryPi
Figma (Design & Prototyping) Linux/ Bash Arduino
Datadog Git Electronics
CSS 3 (PostCSS) Google Cloud CAD/ 3D Printing
HTML 5 (Handlebars) Docker MochaJS, JEST
VS Code MariaDB (SQL) AWS S3


Whitebox | 2019 - 2021

Software Engineer

  • Helped build a webapp that manages warehouse inventory, wholesale orders, & client sales
  • Prototyped and implemented various networked printing solutions by writing bash scripts, javascript and web extensions.
  • Prototyped and implemented a mobile to webapp file share system.
  • Prototyped and implemented and OTP login system for warehouse employees

Freelance Web Developer | 2019

Implementing CMSs like WordPress & simple solutions using the JAMstack with Netlify.

Freelance Python Back-end Developer | 2019

Helped build the back-end for Baltimore Node's membership payment system, 'NodeWorks'.

FullBlast S.T.E.A.M. | 09/2017 - 2018

Program Specialists

  • Programmed and used microcontrollers for lights, photoresistors and stepper motors to create obstacles in an interactive robotic gaming system designed to engage and introduce the youth of Baltimore to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Digital Harbor Foundation | 09/2017 - 08/2018

Program Specialists

  • Program Specialist for Intermediate Web Development and Creative Programming courses. This job entails teaching middle to high school students HTML5 , CSS , JavaScript , p5.js, WordPress , 'How to work with clients', and 'Basic Web Design'.

Code in the Schools (Non-Profit) | 08/2014 - 2019

Computer Science Instructor/Sub

  • Developed lesson plans and projects to help teach K-12 students computer science and electrical engineering. Coached a middle school robotics team. Taught many after school computer science classes. Managed many of the organization's computers.
  • Taught a class of ex-offenders, in Rowdy Orbits 'Greater Than' program, front-end web development to help them get jobs in that field.


  • Won multiple hackathons, most recent one being the Sixth Baltimore Hackathon
  • Contributed to Code in the Schools' Innovation Award for Tech Mission Org. of the Year.
  • Half of the ex-offenders in Rowdy Orbits 'Greater Than' program got a job in web development.
  • Promoted to Computer Science Instructor 02/15 and Projects Developer 05/15.
  • Led a group of teens to win 2nd place in the first Baltimore Abilities Hackathon.


  • Baltimore Node (Former President)
  • Code for Baltimore
  • Charm City Js
  • Baltimore Indie Web Club
  • Google Developers Group, Baltimore


  • Baltimore Hackathon 2017, 2019
  • Baltimore Abilities Hackathon 2016 & 2017
  • VeX Robotics Competitions
  • Global Game Jam
  • Code in the Schools Game Jam 2015 & 2016
  • Digital Harbor Jam Game Jam 2015 & 2016

Certificates & Online Courses

  • Udacity
  • How to Use Git and GitHub
  • Intro to HTML & CSS
  • Intro to Java: Functional Programming
  • Intro to Progressive Web Apps
  • Wes Bos
  • JavaScript 30
  • FreeCodeCamp
  • Google CodeLabs


  • The BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc., Baltimore, MD | 02/2014 - 09/2014

BioSTART to Laboratory Associates Program

Completed a 24-week laboratory skills program. Mastered techniques in Cell Culture, Maintaining an Aseptic Environment, Clean Room Procedures, Laboratory Math and Solution Preparation.

  • CCBC - Engineering
  • Capitol College - Computer Technology
  • Patterson High School - Project Lead the Way Engineering Program