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Mayu Takeda

Back-End Engineer
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About me

My name is Mayu Takeda, and I'm a software engineer with a focus on Ruby and Ruby on Rails. I spent the last 10 years working in public policy and urban planning in non-profit, public sector, and private consulting settings. I managed and juggled multiple projects while keeping an eye on the bottom line and building relationships with key stakeholders.

As a planner, I loved to think about big problems and come up with equitable and implementable solutions. I worked to leverage public funding and private dollars to under-resourced communities; I created models to illustrate the state of housing demand and supply in the city of New Orleans and build the case for more affordable housing; and I consistently worked with community members and clients to ensure the project addressed key issues.

I made the switch to software development when I realized I could solve problems at a larger scale through tech. Whether it's redeveloping neighborhoods through commercial revitalization or building a new app, I love to think about big problems and coming up with simple, elegant solutions.

Preferred locations

  • New Orleans, LA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Architecture & Planning
  • Public Policy

Skills

  • AR
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • User Authentication

Currently learning

  • JavaScript
  • React

Projects

Concert Crew

Concert Crew

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby

Concert Crew helps groups of friends connect over upcoming concerts. It was built with 6 collaborators using GraphQL, Ruby on Rails, and React. CI/CD was implemented via CircleCI and the app was deployed to Heroku on both the front and back ends.

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BandAid

BandAid

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

BandAid is an app that allows artists and music venues, large and small, to connect with one another through a smooth booking process. Rather than relying on personal and professional networks, BandAid expands the realm of possibilities for artists looking to book a gig and makes it easier for venues to fill their events calendar.

BandAid is an application that utilizes a frontend and a backend application. The frontend Application creates a seamless user interface for artists and venues, implements OAuth for login, and makes API calls to the backend. The backend is responsible for receiving requests from the frontend, submitting requests to the Yelp and Last.fm APIs, and return digestible JSON data for the frontend to consume.

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Whether, Sweater?

Whether, Sweater?

Project scope time 16 hours
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Tools Used

  • Git
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Whether, Sweather? was a solo project completed in 16 hours. It is an API that exposes data to help plan roadtrips with current, daily, and hourly forecasted weather as well as weather upon arrival at the destination given inputs of origin and destination. The application aggregated data from multiple external APIs while requiring an authentication token from the user and implemented CRUD functionality.

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