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Alex McConnell

Back-End Engineer
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About me

I am a backend engineer coming from a background in music who wants to combine my love for challenges with powerful teams that embrace diversity and inclusion. I've come into software engineering as a career shift from helping others as a student loan advisor, and I'm looking forward to learning more and helping others in the future!

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Portland, OR
  • Spokane, WA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Financial Services
  • Music

Skills

  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • Trello

Currently learning

  • AWS

Projects

VoiceMail

VoiceMail

Project scope time 80 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for Gregory Fischer Profile picture for Christina Delpone Profile picture for Nate Brown Profile picture for William Frey

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

VoiceMail is an application that allows users to send physical mail to representatives while remaining fully electronic in the process. Created as a collaborative project with Gregory Fischer, Christina Delpone, Billy Frey, and Nate Brown, we have collectively put over 400 combined hours into this project thus far (and still going!) VoiceMail won first place in Turing's January Demo Competition, which competed with the best of the best applications created by peers over the past six weeks!

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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 50 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Viewing Party Lite is a barebones application in which users can explore movie options and create a viewing party event for themselves and other users of the application. It features basic CRUD functionality and the creation of both one-to-many and many-to-many relationships.

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