Hello, my name is Austin Ftacnik. I'm a software developer working on the client side of the web. I specialize in building creative user interfaces and maintainable applications, most often with React. With a background in photography, I view coding as an art form and am constantly working towards improving my craft. Some call it passion but I genuinely enjoy writing code and solving problems. Got any ideas? Let's the build the future together.
A Reddit clone using React and Firebase. Users are able to create an account, make posts/comments and vote on other user posts/comments. Since the number of posts and comments were unknown, I used recursion heavily throughout the project both in mutating data and rendering components. Styled-components were also used to leverage scoped css.
An online, timed version of the classic Where’s Waldo books. How long each puzzle took was calculated on the backend using Firebase Functions to prevent users from altering their times. The code determining where users click on an image is reusable and works on images of any aspect ratio.