Rachel Leggett

Hi! I'm Rachel, a web applications developer with nine years of experience delivering high-quality web solutions to higher education clients.

I'm especially skilled in JavaScript (and React), Python (and Flask), and WordPress development. I'm passionate about mentoring, effective communication, and project management to create happy, productive cross-functional teams.

Selected Projects

Knitting Recipes

React | Sass | Bootstrap | Netlify | Personal Project

This React application allows knitters to generate hat and sock knitting patterns based on their own custom measurements and stitch size (called "gauge"). In addition to using the sock pattern generator in the Classic Cuff Down Socks class I teach 2-3 times a year, upwards of 50 users per week use this application.

Screenshot of Knitting Recipes homepage.

Software Management Interface

Python | Flask | MySQL | JavaScript | University of Michigan

This Flask application provides an interface to facilitate the U-M College of Engineering Student Computing Environment team's process for software evaluation, licensing, and deployment, as well as populating a public software listing webpage. As the lead developer of this ongoing project, I collaborated with business analysts, project managers, and project owners to gather functional and business requirements. I continue to work with project owners and a team of part-time student employees to develop features in annual development cycles of about four months.

Screenshot of software listing homepage.

Web Publishing WordPress Theme

WordPress | PHP | Sass | Bootstrap | University of Michigan

As manager of the U-M College of Engineering IT department's Web Publishing service, I lead development on themes and plugins offered to the service's 300+ faculty, lab, center, and academic department users. In 2019, I collaborated with a UX designer in Engineering's Communications and Marketing department to develop a new theme based on the designer's mockups.

Screenshot of a WordPress theme.