Meet an Apprentice: Elliot MacKinnon

Elliot MacKinnon, Software Development Apprentice

Where I'm From 

While originally from Atlanta — where, yes, we really do love sweet tea — I kickstarted my software development career while living in Munich (where, yes, we really do love beer). I was teaching English to young kids, but spending all of my free time learning web development. Realizing software engineering offered a creative and technical hybrid I craved, I jumped back across the pond to complete a front-end development-focused bootcamp and Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship

How I Can Help

My goal is to be your go-to full stack expert — whether you need me to implement top-notch design aesthetics (fun fact: I’m a tattoo artist on the side), infuse platform and coding standards, or be more client-facing (my teaching experience and background in enterprise software sales make me an excellent people person). I’m here to help enhance your development team and deliver high-quality product offerings that directly contribute to your bottom line. 

While my wide set of skills and experience working on production-level code is important, I also thrive on being a team player, collaborating with clients and senior-level developers to create logical, methodical processes with a punch of creative infusion. Whether I’m working in-office alongside your team or virtually in a remote environment, I have the discipline, drive, and dedication to help establish your goals, outline a tactical plan, and execute to the highest of standards.

Skills in My Back Pocket

  • Building Web Applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
  • SCSS/SASS
  • Web Accessibility 
  • JavaScript + Design Patterns 
  • ES6
  • Git + Managing Source Code
  • React 
  • Redux
  • NPM 
  • JIRA + Agile Methodologies

Follow in My Footsteps 

Techtonic's Software Development Apprenticeship Program was exactly what I needed to help transition my career and change my life. If you want to do the same, here's everything you need to know about becoming an Apprentice — and the low-down on how to apply

Contact Us!

If you're interested in learning more about Techtonic please Contact Us today! Techtonic is the premier partner for developing onshore, commercial-grade software. We've also developed a unique method to simultaneously close the talent gap that exists within technology, by tapping into a new and highly diverse workforce. Our model is pioneering the way clients develop and hire top talent, and we'd love to work with you!