Meet the Techrangers®

Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson

Degree:

Digital Media B.A.

Expertise:

  • Front End: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, React
  • Back End: PHP, Python, Databases & Mysql
  • Visual: Photoshop, Illustrator, Data Visualization frameworks like D3
  • DevOps: Git, AWS, Unix

Learning:

  • More AWS, incl. Lambda & S3
  • Node
  • Flask

Biography:

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and took to art and visual design at a young age. It led to a passion, and then a profession in conjunction with web development.

I attended UCF's Digital Media program for my bachelor's degree and merged it with Computer Science to become a junior full-stack developer. Along the way, I was given the internship opportunity of a lifetime at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

At JPL, I worked for the Mars Program Office, assisting with logistical and mission planning software for Mars missions. I learned how to design visualizations for complicated data and working on large-scale software systems.

Upon graduating UCF, my career kept me closer to home: I started working for my alma mater at the Center for Distributed Learning, joining a talented team dedicated to improving online learning at UCF and across Florida.

My team, New Media, joined with Techrangers® in 2016 under one umbrella: Learning Systems & Technology. Nowadays, my focus is on managing and improving Materia™, exploring augmented reality and virtual reality technologies and their potential application in digital learning.

Page last updated October 27th, 2017