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Ryan Smith

Back-End Engineer
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About me

A developer wizard with an agile heart. A slayer of code, a defeater of fiery barriers, and a comrade to all on the battlefield! My experiences in program management and beyond continue to traverse their way through everything I do. I bring over 20 years of professional experience with an open mind to continuously adjust and learn to keep moving forward. I believe that great leadership, collaboration, transparency, and quality over quantity is integral in providing an opportunity for success and look forward to a chance to apply those beliefs in the tech field.

My personal journey has had many twists and turns but with a common foundational drive of passion and perseverance. From brain surgery to unexpected loss as well as a few career changes, this all drove me to strengthen my resolve and hone my skills. I follow my zeal to leverage the desire to help and create in tech and software development.

I sharpen my skills on the weekends by taking on challenges ranging from climbing 14,000+ foot tall peaks, to raising a family with my loving wife, to simply making dinner on time. I find there are chances to enhance my craft no matter the event!

I genuinely cannot wait to build technology that will impact people in a real way!

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Austin, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Government Administration
  • Individual & Family Services
  • Judiciary
  • Mental Health Care
  • Non-Profit Organization Management
  • Professional Training & Coaching
  • Program Development
  • Real Estate
  • Research

Skills

  • AR
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • LinkedIn
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • User Authentication
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • React

Projects

Flakes of Wrath

Flakes of Wrath

Project scope time 155 hours
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Tools Used

  • AR
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • SQL

An exciting new way to predict further out in time the potential danger of avalanches so you can plan your backcountry trips earlier than ONE day before!

Developed a Rails app using Service Oriented Architecture while learning Rails

Utilized Bootstrap, CircleCI, HTML, CSS, Markdown, and a Miro board to communicate with teammates and resolve issues

Implemented TDD and OOP to outline code architecture and functionality at a high level

Launch the App Code Repository
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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

Project scope time 100 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

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

A useful way to learn new recipes and the countries they originate from

Built a fully functional back end app to expose and build multiple APIs for a front end team

Self taught exposing RESTful JSON APIs to aggregate data and then build CRUD functional endpoints for a theoretical FE team

Exercised use of Rails, Postgresql, Postman, serializing, caching, and creating documentation for others to understand the app’s use

Code Repository
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