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Michael Abbott

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Former Production Artist/Graphic Designer bringing experience building scalable, iterative production solutions, to back-end software development. Looking back on times when I was the most satisfied in my work, complex problem solving tasks were always present; example: taking a large format dye-sublimation printer and a commercial flatbed laser cutter and developing a process to produce a product sold to NFL and NCAA teams.

Developing software is difficult and I look forward to working through every complicated, challenging task.

Preferred locations

  • Seattle, WA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Graphic Design

Skills

  • Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • Redis

Projects

Travel Buddy

Travel Buddy

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Travis
  • User Authentication
  • Road trip planning app to manage collaborative checklists and view weather forecasts
  • OAuth with Spotify
  • Back-end API Rails app exposes multiple endpoints that consume 2 external APIs and a PostgreSQL database
  • Front-end Rails app interacts with the back-end API to CRUD data
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • Rails, Heroku hosted web app to search for movies, and invite friends to a viewing party
  • Self-referential, PostgreSQL database; JSON API consumed to retrieve movie data
  • User authentication with an email and password; stored in the database using bcrypt
Launch the App Code Repository
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