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Chris Kjolhede

Software Developer
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About me

I am an enthusiastic developing developer. During my time as a high school science teacher, I became highly skilled at leading teams in designing complex, multi-faceted experiences with high-stakes outcomes. Today, my abilities and understanding of software design, creation, integration, and testing are expanding exponentially. I am eager to discover opportunities that will allow me to incorporate my skills, creativity, and energy, in a manner that continuously provides avenues for growth. The decision to change careers was years in the making and I am so pleased I took the leap. I am finally where I am suppose to be.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Supplies and Equipment
  • Education Management

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apple
  • AR
  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Business Development
  • Chrome
  • Continuous Integration
  • DevOps
  • Facebook
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • IE10
  • Inkscape
  • iOS
  • LinkedIn
  • Management
  • Mentorship
  • PostgreSQL
  • Product Management
  • Quality Assurance / QA
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Safari
  • Slack
  • Software Architecture
  • SQL
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • User Authentication
  • Visual Studio
  • VR
  • Windows 8
  • Yarn

Currently learning

  • Docker
  • JavaScript

Projects

Enigma

Enigma

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Atom
  • GitHub
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Enigma emulates the Axis encryption/decryption process Alan Turing revealed during WW2. This application can encrypt strings of text using a complex algorithm and subsequently decrypt those same strings.

This was a solo project guided only by a list of end product requirements.

Written entirely in Ruby, this project demonstrates understanding of the core Ruby language and architecture

First use of more advanced software architecture incorporating levels of inheritance along with internalizing data from external sources.

Code Repository
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The List

The List

Project scope time 60 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • AR
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • DevOps
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • Software Architecture
  • SQL
  • User Authentication
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio
  • Yarn

This List is an application allowing users to make and receive movie and book recommendations to/from other users.

I was responsible for the backend API construction and consumption as well as a portion of the UI and HTML, CSS in the frontend application

Utilized authentication from Google OAuth Implemented CI/CD using CircleCI, Docker and Heroku Tech Stack: Ruby/Rails, Postman, RSpec, HTML, CSS, variety of Ruby gems…

Launch the App Code Repository
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