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Marla Schulz

Back-End Engineer
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About me

As an inquisitive learner, software engineering has captured my attention.

I come from a background in the performing arts where curiosity and creativity were essential to my success. I bring those traits to every project and problem that I tackle, always eager to solve the puzzle and find a solution. My artistic practice interweaves with technology, managing/designing websites for nonprofits, designing projection based installations, and studying theories of cognitive science in dance.

Over a decade of experience in Higher Education has given me the tools to break down complex topics into simple terminology, as well as wrangle broad concepts and data into structured and readable code.

Preferred locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Higher Education
  • Performing Arts

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • JavaScript

Projects

Movie Night

Movie Night

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Movie Night is an application where users can create a viewing party event for the user and friends. Movie Night uses The Movie Database API to create search functionality to find all your favorite movies and invite friends to watch them with you. Learning goals for Movie Night included: API consumption, Authenticating and authorizing users throughout the site, self-referential relationships, and implementing DOM Javascript functionality.

Launch the App Code Repository
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Discount Warehouse

Discount Warehouse

Project scope time 90 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

A fictitious Ruby on Rails e-commerce site that allows merchants to track their items, invoices, and active discounts. Discount Warehouse uses SQL queries to provide business intelligence for merchants, by manipulating and organizing data. This project provided an opportunity to explore RESTful API's, MVC structure, and CRUD functionality. Learning goals included: complex Active Record calls, implementing Bootstrap, Consuming API endpoint, many to many database relationships, group workflow, and Heroku deployment.

Launch the App Code Repository
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