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I'm Marie VerMurlen, and I do stuffs on the internet.

Creator.

Developer.

Problem Solver.

I’m Marie and I'm a problem solver at heart. Programming is a passion of mine, and I love to create beautiful, useful things. I’m a full stack software developer, with experience ranging from web design and development to software automation and scripting. I’m constantly learning, finding new technologies and utilizing them to make my (and maybe your!) life easier.

I’m most comfortable in Unix, hacking away in a command line, an editor, or even vim. I’ve got experience with a wide variety of programming languages including Python, PHP, Javascript and Java, as well as frameworks like Django. I also have done automated configuration of web servers and virtual environments using Puppet, and have used numerous Javascript frameworks like jQuery and AngularJS.

You’ll usually find me at my computer, whether it be tinkering with various projects, or playing the latest video game. And not unlike the latest software trends, my hair color changes every few weeks. I absorb information like a sponge, so I’m always reading something, be it on the web or on my kindle. When I have spare time I develop my artistic skills by drawing or painting, or engross myself in my most recent hobby, Android development.

If you’d like to get in contact with me, send me an email! I’ll try to get back to you within 48 hours.

Here's some of the cool things I've worked on in the past. Most of these are open source, and can be found on my github page.

DBT Diary

DBT Diary is a site I made to help people to track and visualize their moods and emotions over time. It replicated the paper DBT diary into an electronic form, and allowed for easy charting and tracking of useful data. This project is no longer online, but the full code can be found on github.

CatFacts

Do you remember that silly prank where you'd pretend to be an automated text service to send random facts about cats to your friends, and annoy them to death? Well I automated the process to make my work easier. I then made this "service" available online, where you'd enter a target's phone number, and it would automatically send random cat facts to their phone once per day! I utilized the magic of Google Voice's API, and a simple database of facts. However, Google found it too spammy, and I had to retire the site.

Google Plus to Django Blog

Back when I thought I'd actually use Google+ to blog, I created a way to duplicate my Google+ posts onto a simple blog powered by Django. It handled multiple types of posts, from text to images and video. It has since been abandoned, but the code is available on github.

Critical Codex

This is an ongoing project to try and convert character sheets for pen and paper RPGs like D&D and Pathfinder into a manageable web format that I am collaborating on with @underlost.