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Sam Smith

Back End Engineer
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About me

As a lifelong athlete and lover of learning languages, I know any new and current skill can be mastered and maintained if ample time and effort is put towards it. I am a backend software developer with a focus in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and SQL. I am looking to further my skills as a developer by joining an organization and supporting products I believe in.

My robust background in hospitality has helped me become a creative problem solver and collaborator, while building interpersonal relationships and strong teams.

As an English Channel solo swimmer and former Division I athlete, I am goal oriented, team driven, and committed to mastering skills. I am passionate about sharing these skills and have been able to mentor and coach others to reach their ambitions.

With my unique skill set, eclectic background, and intense drive, I am looking forward to a challenging employment opportunity.

Preferred locations

  • San Francisco, CA
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Food & Beverages
  • Hospitality

Skills

  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • User Authentication

Currently learning

  • GraphQL

Projects

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Sweater Weather is an application to plan road trips and allow users to see the current weather as well as the forecasted weather at their selected destination. The application exposes travel time, forecast, and image data and implements authentication functionality. Multiple endpoints were created to output daily, hourly, and current weather by location. Consumes OpenWeatherMap API, Mapquest API, and Unsplash API.

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Rails Engine

Rails Engine

Project scope time 30 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Utilize service oriented architecture and CRUD functionality to create an E-Commerce Application. Merchant and item data endpoints are exposed, by means of ActiveRecord queries and JSON serializers, to be consumed by a frontend team. RSpec and Postman tests are applied to render correct output.

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