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Jacob Piland

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Former craft beer brewer and brewery team lead turned software engineer. Designing unique recipes with fresh ingredients enabled me to scratch my creative itch. That, and constantly learning new techniques from both peers and my own personal research is what I loved about being a brewer. Being able to make something from nothing and the idea of continual learning are what brought me to software development.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Austin, TX
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Food & Beverages
  • Mental Health Care
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Wine and Spirits

Skills

  • Apple
  • AR
  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Chrome
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • JavaScript
  • MongoDB

Projects

Is It Sweater Time?

Is It Sweater Time?

Project scope time hours
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Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

The backend of Is It Sweater Time? consumes the MapQuest API, OpenWeather API, and Unsplash API to power an application that can retrieve current, hourly and daily weather forecasts based on a city search. It also allows users to plan a road trip where they can find out the total travel time as well as what the weather will be like at their estimated time of arrival. We expose endpoints that package up this material for frontend consumption to display to users on the web.

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Bulk Discounts

Bulk Discounts

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • AR
  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Solo extension of a group project built in Ruby on Rails. As a group, we built a fictitious e-commerce website and this extension allows merchants to add discounts to the items they have for sale. It is a test driven app that uses PostgreSQL, ActiveRecord, CSS, Bootstrap and a GitHub workflow.

Launch the App Code Repository
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Rails Engine

Rails Engine

Project scope time 45 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Apple
  • AR
  • Atom
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Solo Project focused on building and exposing a RESTful JSON API to industry standard (JSON API 1.0). Used TDD and Postman Test Suite to expose endpoints.

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