I’m Isaac Askew, Senior Software Engineer Based in Chicago.
I’m passionate about counteringdeveloper burnout, helping others through impostor syndrome, and building products that last.
2020 - present
Currently working on the Consumer team; worked on the Move Safe™ certification added to help customers interact with real estate agents safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Architected the Client Dashboard experience, a React project that increased the number of scheduled meetings from leads by 25%.
2016 - 2020
Helped grow ActiveCampaign's product set and implement its current design from 2016-2020.
Projects: Date-based automation blocks, saved responses, new navigation, deal custom fields, Ember framework upgrades, Ember CI/CD pipelines, Ember parallel testing, Ember code coverage reports, ELK stack efficiency and logging cleanup, our GitHub+CircleCI -> GitLab transition, quality gates as pre-deploy checks, and campaign sending improvements that increased send rates by 250k messages/hr.
Helped organize our first company-sponsored trip to EmberConf 2018 in Portland, Oregon, and gave presentations on tackling impostor syndrome and preventing developer burnout.
2014 - 2016
At Pharmedio I programmed a SaaS platform for compounding pharmacies using CakePHP, jQuery, MySQL, HTML, and CSS along with various APIs.
ELK Stack: How to Log & Debug
Jan 25, 2019
Presented on how to effectively clean up your Kibana logs and when to use different logging levels to help easily debug your application.
Impostor Syndrome & Mental Health
May 16, 2018
Gave a talk about the importance of focusing on mental health and combating impostor syndrome in the tech industry.
Ember Parallel Testing & Code Coverage Reports
May 1, 2018
Presented ActiveCampaign's implementation of parallel test pipelines for Ember Chicago.