My name is Logan Franken.
I’m a full-stack web developer. I live in Seattle.
I love making code work for people. I work as a full-stack engineer at Indeed, helping people get jobs.
To stay fresh, I like to work on fun side projects. Most recently, I worked on a small React app to try and predict when a RTX 3070 would go on sale at Best Buy.
A recurring focus of my work in the past has been open-source and higher education. One of my favorite projects was an open-source implementation of the federal expected family contribution formula. Most of the University of California institutions use these libraries to power their net price calculators, which prospective students use to estimate the cost of college.
I also tried building out a search engine for open-source higher education projects. It never took off, but it was inspiring to bring together so many wonderful projects in one place.
Public speaking is a skill I’ve gradually developed over time: as a junior developer, I served as the chair of the Developer Collaboration Group for several years, hosting trainings and facilitating discussion.
I eventually branched out beyond our department, becoming the president of the university Toastmasters group and the chair of the Web Standards Group, hosting workshops on HTML5, jQuery, responsive design, web accessibility, and web standards.