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Joseph Downs

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Hello, my name is Joseph! I have over 10 years of experience in healthcare and technology.

I started out in the humanities and learned a lot about what makes people tick and how to work with folks from all different backgrounds. I have always loved logic and rules and recently decided to learn how to be a software developer. After attending Turing's intensive bootcamp, I feel that I am able to learn new things and excited for new challenges!

Preferred locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC
  • International
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Performing Arts
  • Primary/Secondary Education
  • Retail


  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • Continuous Integration
  • Django
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Linux
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • User Authentication
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • JavaScript


Craft Circle

Craft Circle

Project scope time 65 hours
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Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • HTML5
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby

Craft Circle is a no-cost marketplace where crafters can connect to arrange the trade of tools and supplies. Our mission is simple - we strive to make creativity more accessible, creating community one stitch at a time. Users can browse available supplies, search for a particular item or browse offerings for a craft of their choosing. From there, users can start the conversation via email and get crafting!

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Meet Me In the Middle

Meet Me In the Middle

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Rails
  • User Authentication

Have you ever wanted to meet up with friend but did not know where to go? This app lets a user enter two addresses and then search for a location in the middle of those two addresses. The user can also chose to search for a specific category of results.

Using Google API the user is then sent to a page where they can see their results. A map is displayed on the page with pinpoints indicating the results. Then the user sees a list of results with an image, address, average rating, and a price range.

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