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Gunnar Sorensen

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Athletic director and Alpine ski coach turned software developer looking to bring collaboration and leadership skills to a dynamic team. Proven track record of building ideas from the ground up and executing at a competitive level. Passionate about building well-tested applications that meet client needs.

Preferred locations

  • Carbondale, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Louisville, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Portland, OR
  • Nashville, TN
  • Seattle, WA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Computer Networking
  • Education Management
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Non-Profit Organization Management
  • Professional Training & Coaching
  • Ranching
  • Restaurants
  • Sports

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Chrome
  • Continuous Integration
  • Facebook
  • Firefox
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • iOS
  • LinkedIn
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Trello
  • User Authentication
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • DevOps
  • JavaScript
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Saas
  • Software Architecture

Projects

Tribe

Tribe

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Continuous Integration
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Npm
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • React
  • Redis
  • Sass
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI

Tribe is a location-based friendship exploration app that uses technology to connect lonely people based on their interest compatibility. Unlike other social media platforms--which are known to increase feelings of isolation and anxiety--Tribe emphasizes the creation of interest-based communities and natural conversations instead of the posting of over-curated images in shallow news feeds.

Project Goals/Requirements:

  • Demonstrate knowledge gained throughout Turing.
  • Use an agile process to turn well-defined requirements into deployed and production-ready software
  • Gain experience dividing applications into components and domains of responsibilities to facilitate multi-developer teams.
  • Service-oriented architecture concepts and patterns.
  • Practice an advanced, professional git workflow including a Pull Request Review
  • Build applications that execute in development, test, CI, and production environments
  • Focus on communication between front-end and back-end teams in order to complete and deploy features that have been outlined by the project spec
Launch the App Code Repository
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501_C_Free

501_C_Free

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

501cFree is an application built by students to give web developers a philanthropic means to gain experience. We help developers connect with non-profits to assist them with web development projects

Project Goals/Requirements:

  • Present an MVP application using a Rails FE and Rails BE communicating through APIs
  • Practice Agile Workflow: Plan, Design, Develop, Test, Deploy, Review, Launch
  • Consume 2 external APIs, the project used Calendly API, and Charity_Navigator API
Launch the App Code Repository
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 25 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Saas

For this project, the goal was to build an application to explore movies and create a viewing party event for you and other users of this application.

Project Goals:

  • Consume JSON APIs that require authentication
  • Test consumption of APIs (facade,service,poros)
  • Organize and refactor code to be more maintainable
  • Apply RuboCop’s style guide for code quality
  • Deploy to Heroku
Code Repository
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