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What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? | Dec 11th, 2020

I recently interviewed for a Software Engineering position with a company that specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Before researching this company, I had never even heard the term, but after looking into the company I was blown away by the product they had created and what it could do. When interviewing with the company I learned even more about GIS and how it's made and what it's used for, this really piqued my interest so I had to learn more! This is what I found.


COVID and Coding | Nov 19th, 2020

While progressing into the last few weeks of my software engineering program at Flatiron School, I wrote a blog post on how COVID has affected the world of software engineering. We explore its effect on coding bootcamps, job searching, and working as a software engineer. I was even blessed enough to have it published by "Level Up Coding".


How to Build a Web Developer Portfolio for Free | Part 2 - Nov 5th, 2020

This is part 2 of my previous post on building a web developer portfolio website for free. This sequel post specifically talks about what content needs to be on your website to build your personal brand, and make you stick out. I was even blessed enough to have it published by "Level Up Coding".


How to Build a Web Developer Portfolio for Free | Part 1 - Oct 22nd, 2020

As I neared graduation from my Software Engineering Bootcamp, I realized that I needed to start doing everything I can to get my name out there to potential employers and start building my personal brand. I decided to not only build myself a portfolio website, but I also gave myself the challenge of building and hosting the site for FREE. This blog post explains how I did it, and I was even blessed enough to have it published by "Level Up Coding".


Using Git in Visual Studio Code - Oct 7th, 2020

Check out my blog post on using the built-in version controls tools for Visual Studio Code. It breaks down some of the more common git tasks and how they can be done easily and quickly in VS Code. I was even blessed enough to have this blog published by "The Startup" and "Level Up Coding".


Hiding Your API Keys in Ruby - Sept 23rd, 2020

We can find stories everywhere online where an API key was stolen, and all of a sudden the key owner is sent a huge bill for API calls that they never made. In this blog post, I explain how you can easily hide your API keys in Ruby and put the worry in the past.

Work

AlgoPath Project
AlgoPath (GitHub / Demo)

AlgoPath was developed by myself as a capstone project for the Flatiron School Software Engineering program. It is a data visualization tool for different types of pathfinding algorithms that utilizes a React frontend and a Ruby on Rails backend.


Monkey Jump Project
Monkey Jump (GitHub / Demo)

Monkey Jump was created by myself and a fellow classmate as part of week 9 of the Flatiron School Software Engineering program. It's a browser-based video game running on vanilla JavaScript with a Rails backend.


Stellar Project
Stellar (GitHub / Demo)

Stellar was developed by myself and a fellow classmate as part of week 12 of the Flatiron School Software Engineering program. It is an educational platform for students to research, create, and present space science projects. It utilizes a React frontend and a Ruby on Rails backend.


Caseworks Project
CaseWorks (GitHub / Demo)

CaseWorks was created by myself and a fellow classmate as part of week 6 of the Flatiron School Software Engineering program. This application is a case management system for social workers that was built on the Ruby on Rails framework.


BestByMe Project
BestByMe (GitHub / Demo)

BestByMe was developed by myself and a fellow classmate as part of week 3 of the Flatiron School Software Engineering program. BestByMe is a CLI application designed for users who do not have the time or interest to spend hours reading reviews and researching businesses. When a user enters a business type and a zip code, the app responds with the top ten most highly-rated businesses of that type in their area. This project was built using vanilla Ruby and the Yelp API.

About

I'm a Full-Stack Software Engineer based out of Houston, TX that loves to learn and create things that live on the internet! I believe that we can use what we love to do to help others and make the world a better place. I am a Flatiron School alum that is skilled in Ruby on Rails, Ruby, React, JavaScript, Sinatra, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Check out my work and feel free to reach out!

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