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Matthew Kimball

Ruby on Rails Developer
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About me

Ruby on Rails developer, former USAF Airborne Cryptological Linguist, brewery manager and Certified Cicerone® with over nine years of success managing craft brewery tasting rooms and brewpubs, looking to apply my love of languages, beer and ingenuity into the programming world.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Food & Beverages
  • Military

Skills

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Currently learning

  • Python

Projects

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

Project scope time 65 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for Chaz Simons Profile picture for Christian  Valesares Profile picture for Sam Devine Profile picture for Ted Staros

Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Twitter

Selected as a top contender in the Turing's Demo Competition.

Bragging Rights is a comic book trivia app that's designed to be the ultimate say in who has the most knowledge. The primary learning goals were to design and build an application with service orientated architecture, consume two external APIs and implemented OAuth in some form.

Users log in with a twitter account, allowing them to tweet their 'biggest brags' to family and friends with the click of a button. Another key feature was sorting the leaderboard by geographic area. This allows users to claim their bragging rights for their city, but potentially rank lower nationally.

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NHL Stats App

NHL Stats App

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Rails
  • Ruby

An app I created to keep track of NHL team and player stats, as well as live scores for games.

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Black Thursday

Black Thursday

Project scope time 80 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Black Thursday was a 10 day long group project.

The primary learning goals were:

Use tests to drive both the design and implementation of code Decompose a large application into components Design a solution that is functional, readable, maintainable, and testable Learn an agile approach to building software Understand the relationships between objects to implement business logic. These goals were achieved using Ruby object-oriented programming to import and manipulate large volume CSV files.

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