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Hello, and thanks for visiting my personal website! I'm a Java web developer who is fluent in many web development environments like HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and more. I am passionate about many things from good coding practices to space exploration. Follow the links on this page to learn more about my career, opinion writing, and academic history.

Career Objective

After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in Economics I was hired in 2012 by Lockheed Martin to do software development work. Our work involved developing web systems with a Java back-end. This web development work was a great learning experience for me and got me interested in many different aspects of web development from javascript and jQuery to proper use of caching. I'm now furthering my experience with front and back-end web technology by helping revamp web-based hotel software for SkyTouch Technology. We're converting their systems to more-reliable AWS web hosting, streamlining their development process and building a product that will be fast, simple, and enticing for thousands of hotels. My goal is to eventually find software or computer work I can do in the space exploration or satellite development field, as space exploration is really what excites and drives me.  In the meantime, I will continue to work to help groups like SEDS-USA and Yuri's Night.

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Contact Information

Rick Hanton
E-mail: hantonr at gmail.com
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