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Christine Rowland

Front-End Engineer
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About me

As a former Operations Manager turned FE software developer, I enjoy working collaboratively to problem solve and create applications that benefit the user.

My journey into software development happened in the last role, while launching a new application system that encompassed a POS system, client database and inventory management. I worked side by side with software developers pseudocoding with them and watching them code. It was fascinating supporting their work, seeing the issues they fixed, and to see the application come to life! I knew then, I was hooked! I have not looked back since.

Frontend development to me allows me to master technologies I enjoy working with such as Javascript, CSS, HTML, React, Node, Express, RESTful APIs, and using testing frameworks like Cypress(End to End Testing) and Mocha/Chai (Test Driven Development). Im looking forward to creating tools for making other people's lives better, humanizing technology and making the user experience as accessible as possible.

Outside of coding, you can find me with my family out on little adventures exploring the world. Im always open to connect!

Preferred locations

  • Centennial, CO
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Aurora, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Louisville, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness

Skills

  • Chai
  • Cypress
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Sass

Currently learning

  • TypeScript
  • Vue.js

Projects

Not Furgotten

Not Furgotten

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Sass

Not Furgotten is a Capstone project at the Turing School of Software and Design that was built with create-react-app and tested using Cypress. This Capstone Project allowed students from the Frontend Program to work with students from the Backend Program. Together we seemlessly learned a stretch technology - GraphQL and Apollo Client. On this website, a user can put their beloved pet up for adoption by filling out a form telling a little about themselves and their loveable pet. They can also upload an image of their pet to be displayed on the adoption page. A user who is looking to adopt a pet will be directed to the home page where they can browse all the pets that are up for adoption. Once they select one, they can read all the pet information shared by the owner and if they desire, they can also choose to read about the pet's current owner. Once they have selected a pet they would like to adopt, a user will be directed to an application form to tell about themselves. The current owner is able to see all the applications of people interested in adopting their pet.

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Fussy Foodie

Fussy Foodie

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • Express
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Fussy Foodie was my showcase solo project. I wanted to pull together all the technologies I had learned. Those technologies include React, React Router, Cypress, JavaScript, HTML, SCSS, Express and deploy the application with Heroku.

It is an application that lets users view a list of 50 recipes, learn more about them in further detail and add or remove them from their favorite lists. Also it has a the ability to allow a user to be indecisive and it will select a recipe at random for them at a click of a button. Finally the entire application is mobile responsive.

The ability to display a recipe at random is something I had not done in React before, and also adding a footer. I added a footer to share my inspiration for the application. Both items were outside the scope of the project, but I wanted to have some fun and learn something for myself.

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Rotten Tomatillos

Rotten Tomatillos

Project scope time 77 hours
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Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Rotten Tomatillos was my paired project to discover the fun you can have building an application in React. I discovered how much faster and easier it was to build a web application. In the Rotten Tomatillos project, we used the following technologies: React, React Router, Cypress, JavaScript, HTML, SCSS and deployed the application with Heroku.

Rotten Tomatillos is an application that lets users view a list of over 40 movies, learn more about them in further detail and if available, watch the movie trailer.

This was a great project to learn the core principle of React components, how to render the correct page via react router and build confidence in usability by doing over 90% test coverage through Cypress.

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