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Kristy Nguyen

Front-End Engineer
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About me

With a background in neuroscience and healthcare, I am a front-end software engineer focused on Object-Oriented Programming, developer empathy, and accessibility for all users.

Over the years, I have honed my skills of scientific research and analysis, working effectively in busy, healthcare settings, and clear communication with superiors, peers, and patients alike. After being accepted to medical school, due to shifting life priorities and passions, I decided to step away from my pursuit of becoming a physician.

I am now working in software engineering because of my interest in coding, inclination towards the flexibility and dynamism of the technology sector, and desire to remain challenged by my work. I aim to utilize my background and newly-learned skillset to develop software that caters to the unique, human needs of users.

I hope to bring my background to a place that will continually challenge me to make the user impact I aim for while also teaching me how to grow as a competent engineer.

In addition to the skills listed below, I am also focused on Object-Oriented Programming, developer empathy, and accessibility for all users.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Hospital & Health Care

Skills

  • Chai
  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • PWA
  • React
  • TypeScript

Currently learning

  • Sass

Projects

Boba Buddy

Boba Buddy

Project scope time 30 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

Quench your thirst for boba or milk tea using Boba Buddy, a website that allows you to view a comprehensive list of boba and milk tea shops in the Denver Metro area as filtered by region. You can also search for a shop by name. Although there is now an abundance of boba and milk tea shops, it can still be hard to find relevant results and/or information when searching on the internet. Shops included in this app are those with their own storefront and those that feature boba and/or milk tea as a significant part of their menus. Compiled in an easy to navigate format, you can obtain a shop's name and address and be directed to the shop's various social media links or websites.

This application was a solo project assigned during Module 3 at Turing School of Software and Design. This project emphasized the creative process of building an app that solves a unique problem for a specific audience. Mastery of React, Router, and Cypress was demonstrated through this project along with exploration of backend via building an API through Express.

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Card Party

Card Party

Project scope time 35 hours
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Tools Used

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

Liven up someone’s day with Card Party, the greeting card generator that provides a random joke or compliment to brighten someone’s day. Once you are satisfied with your compliment or joke and are finished personalizing the card, you can save/favorite it for your reference. You can also print out a PDF with your card message or also delete any cards you no longer wish to see.

This application was a group project assigned during Module 3 at Turing School of Software and Design. This project emphasized independent learning and building an application with a larger amount of freedom compared to previous projects. TypeScript, the new, selected technology for this project, was utilized alongside previously learned technologies such as React and Cypress.

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 50 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

Rancid Tomatillos is an easy-to-use, visually appealing application that allows for a user to view information about some popular (and not-so-popular) movies. Information includes release date, average ratings, overview, trailers, and more.

This application was a pair project assigned during Module 3 at Turing School of Software and Design. The purpose of this project was to begin developing competency with React fundamentals, such as distinguishing between functional components and class components and understanding lifecycle methods of class components. Cypress was implemented to conduct acceptance testing on React components & asynchronous JS. A multi-page UX was created using Router. Experimentation with more complex CSS created a sleek, appealing user interface.

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Travel Tracker

Travel Tracker

Project scope time 30 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha

Travel Tracker is an application that allows for a traveler to view their past, current, future, and pending trips that they book via this application. Travelers can create the trip of their dreams by choosing their own dates, duration, and number of travelers and then selecting from a set list of destinations.

This application was a solo project assigned at the end of Module 2 at Turing School of Software and Design. Object-oriented programming and full separation of data model and DOM were used to create modular code. GET and POST requests were utilized to retrieve and upload data from a REST API. Test-driven development via Chai/Mocha resulted in a robust test suite that tested all functionality of this client-side application.

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