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Will Medders

Back-End Engineer
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About me

I am a backend engineer who anticipates the needs of others. Throughout my previous career as a hotel manager, I focused on promoting positive culture within diverse teams. It has been fun to bring this energy to technical teams as a software developer. I use peers as resources and share ideas so that we all grow as a community. Constantly communicating and learning new tools is never easy, but my approach hasn't let me down so far. I'm eager to engage with new people and tackle challenges together.

Preferred locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Nashville, TN
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Hospitality
  • Music

Skills

  • Bash
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • Linux
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Ubuntu
  • User Authentication

Currently learning

  • Python

Projects

Meet Me in the Middle

Meet Me in the Middle

Project scope time 49 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

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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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 30 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • GitHub
  • Linux
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • User Authentication

Sweater Weather API consumes external API services and exposes endpoints for a weather application frontend.

Features:

Basic authentication for user registration and login. Issuing a required API key upon registration. Search current, 5 day, and next 8 hours weather forecasts for a location in one call. Find a relevant background image for a location Plan a road trip between two locations. Receive estimated travel time and a weather report for the destination based on ETA. The external services consumed are:

OpenWeather One Call API MapQuest Geocoding API MapQuest Directions API Microsoft Bing Image Search

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DevPrep

DevPrep

Project scope time 55 hours
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Tools Used

  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • SQL

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