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Nicole Esquer

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Hey there, my name is Nicole! I am a back-end developer, experienced with Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL.

Before I was a developer, I was a technical support specialist that assisted educators on how to use online assessment tools to enhance their student’s abilities. I worked closely with the developer’s support team and assisted with finding bugs and creating work-arounds for our educators on a time-crunch.

My goals as a developer are to create applications that are fun and easy to use, and help inspire the next generation of developers.

Preferred locations

  • Tucson, AZ
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Information Technology and Services

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Salesforce
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • JavaScript
  • Swift

Projects

Critterism

Critterism

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec

Critterism is an animal trivia application with an ulterior cause that seeks to persuade animal welfare without the Sarah McLachlan guilt trip soundtrack.

Users can sign in with Google OAuth and play a 10-question trivia game with fun animal facts. Upon completion, users are granted the option to explore animal and wildlife organizations that they can donate to.

The frontend application makes API calls to the backend.The backend is responsible for receiving requests from the frontend, submitting requests to the Every.org and Open Trivia Database APIs, and return digestible JSON data for the frontend to consume.

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BandAid

BandAid

Project scope time 80 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails

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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