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Ricardo Tovar

Front-End Engineer
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About me

I've always been a curious person that loves a challenge. This drove me to join the Marine Corps where I faced one of my biggest challenges yet. After my time in the military I decided I needed a bigger challenge that would allow me to continue to grow and that's how I became fascinated with software development.

During my time in the Marine Corps I worked as a Heavy Equipment Engineer. Embracing the challenges inherent to military service allowed me to develop skills such as problem solving, collaboration, flexibility, self discipline, and effective communication. These skills continue to allow me to grow out of my comfort zone and thrive under pressure.

In my journey as a Software Engineer I want to continue feeding my curiosity and build products that are accessible and centered around user empathy to make technology more diverse and inclusive.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Military
  • Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Skills

  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Saas
  • TypeScript

Currently learning

  • Continuous Integration

Projects

Cravr

Cravr

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • JavaScript
  • Npm
  • React
  • TypeScript

Cravr is a recipes search app that allows the user to search for recipes according to their likes. The goal of this project was to incorporate a new technology. We chose to learn TypeScript and combine it with React to create an application that is intuitive and accessible.

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puzzlrs

puzzlrs

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • HTML5
  • Npm
  • React
  • TypeScript

Puzzlrs is a web application that allows users to trade puzzles amongst each other. This application was created in a full stack team consisting of 3 Frontend and 2 Backend members. For this project we self-taught Context Api and TypeScript to enhance state management and data structure. Material-UI, Cloudinary API, semantic HTML, and CSS3 was used to enhance user experience and user interaction.

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Biblotheca

Biblotheca

Project scope time 25 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • Npm
  • React

An app for book lovers! Love to read but don't know what new adventure to get your eyes on next ? Biblotheca is a website that will keep you up to date with all the best sellers. You can save all of your favorite books and always come back to them. See a book that interests you? Click on the book cover and the book details are displayed along with a link to where to buy that new book that you loved.

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