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Norma Lopez

Backend Developer
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About me

I've spent my life tinkering, making, and learning; so it's no surprise I found my way into software development. I have a passion for learning and helping others. Having worked in the non-profit sector serving marginalized communities, I understand the importance of helping whenever and however one can. As a Software Developer I hope to contribute to positive outcomes through the power of technology. 

Preferred locations

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Portland, OR
  • Austin, TX
  • Seattle, WA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apple
  • AR
  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis

Currently learning

None specified


Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Contribution time 60 hours

Tools Used

Viewing Party is an app which allows users to create viewing parties for movies of their choosing. When logged in, the user can search for movies by title or keyword, discover all-time top 40 movies, and discover current popular top 40 movies. Additionally, a user can add specific friends to their viewing parties. 

My areas of focus:
Consume an external APIExpose API endpoints for CRUD functionalityImplement Facade Design PatternTest HTTP requests using webmock 

Launch the App Code Repository
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My Solar Garden

My Solar Garden

Contribution time 50 hours

Tools Used

My Solar Garden is an impact driven app to support the user in helping to keep our planet thriving. My Solar Garden allows the user to track the health of a personal garden. The app provides the user with updates as to how much moisture and light is being received by their garden. My Solar Garden also provides information on how to best care for individual plants. 

My areas of focus:
Deployed backend app to herokuIntegrated TravisCIImplemented Google OAuth for user login functionalityConsumed backend API endpoints from the frontend

Launch the App Code Repository
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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Contribution time 48 hours

Tools Used

Sweater Weather is a backend API-based application for a hypothetical frontend application that is meant to help plan roadtrips. The app allows users to see current weather as well as forecasted weather for the final destination. Sweater Weather API aggregates data from three separate external APIs to expose data required by the frontend. Additionally, this API exposes endpoints for CRUD functionality. Wireframes were used to determine what data was to be exposed. 

My areas of focus:
Exposing an API that aggregates data from multiple external APIsExposing an API with a required authentication tokenExposing an API for CRUD functionality

Code Repository
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