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Lauralyn Watson

Front-End Software Engineer
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About me

Empathy is my superpower and I’m passionate about helping others. While I was working in customer service at a major New York City hospital, I took a course in web development to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. It was a positive learning experience and it opened my eyes to pursuing a career as a software engineer. Building a software application reminds me of my love for solving math problems and crossword puzzles. I enjoy the challenge and continuous opportunities to learn something new every day as a developer. I hope to become a role model for other women that look like me through various community engagements.

When I'm not coding, I like spending time with my family and traveling.

Preferred locations

  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Food & Beverages
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Skills

  • Atom
  • Chai
  • Chrome
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • LinkedIn
  • Mentorship
  • Mocha
  • Npm
  • React
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • TypeScript
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Webpack
  • Windows 8

Currently learning

  • Express
  • Node.js
  • React Native
  • SQL

Projects

Recip-Eco

Recip-Eco

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

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

Recip-Eco is an eco-conscious recipe application. Our users can search for a recipe based on the ingredients they have on hand to prevent food waste. Recipes can further be filtered by health and diet labels making the user experience extremely customizable to the user's preferences.

My group and I learned TypeScript on our own outside of the Turing curriculum. We implemented TypeScript into a React application and also utilized React Hooks. The user flows were thoroughly tested via End 2 End (E2E) testing with Cypress for happy paths and network request failures.

Launch the App Code Repository
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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 48 hours
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Tools Used

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

Rancid Tomatillos is a paired project built using React and React Router that gets data from a RESTful API. React Router allows the user to navigate to different "pages" or views and provides a better User Experience. The User Interface is easy to navigate between the home page, movie details page, and movie trailer page. Movies can be sorted alphabetically or sort by movie ratings. User flows are tested via End to End (E2E) testing with Cypress.

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