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Aleisha Mork

Back-End Engineer
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About me

I love finding solutions utilizing math, design, and experiences. I enjoy working with others to solve problems and bring ideas to fruition using technical, detail-oriented skills. Seeing something I helped create become a standard part of someone's day-to-day life is very gratifying. All of these skills I have found to be essential in Software Engineering while mixing in the excitement and joy of making other people's everyday lives a little easier as technology becomes more interwoven with day-to-day life.

Over the last 10 years, I have found that I enjoy working in a fast pace and continually changing team-based work environment. I thrive in roles that require organized, creative, and detailed thought processes with continuous problem-solving and changing priorities.

I first had the opportunity to utilize these same skills I use in programming in my previous career as an Apparel Technical Developer and Patternmaker. After realizing the apparel industry was not the right direction for me long term, I was excited to learn through several close friends that Software Engineers did the same thing I was doing, just with computer programs, not clothing as the end product.

In my free time, I enjoy learning more about cooking, making soap and body care products, winemaking, and crocheting. I also like to spend time with friends and family, often gardening, hosting dinners, and playing board games.

Preferred locations

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Insurance

Skills

  • AR
  • Atom
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Trello

Currently learning

  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript

Projects

re-sip-e

re-sip-e

Project scope time 90 hours
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Tools Used

  • GraphQL
  • React
  • Ruby

Re-sip-e is a one-of-a-kind application that allows users to store and save unique drink recipes and tweak existing recipes all in one place. Re-sip-e provides both small and corporate businesses with the ability to access all the recipes in one location, allows bartenders to feature their craft portfolio to potential employers, and simplifies training new staff on house recipes.

  • Built using SOA design for a separated frontend and backend
  • Developed by a Full Stack team of 4 Backend Engineers and 3 Front end Engineers to bring the application from ideation through MVP, utilizing agile development practices, including daily standups, assigned issues, and project boards
  • Executed GraphQL technology on both the Frontend and Backend, replacing all typical REST endpoints
  • This application utilizes a Postgres database and the 3rd party API used for finding popular drinks.
  • Gained more thorough learning of HTML and CSS through hands-on experience with application styling
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How Are You Doing

How Are You Doing

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

How Are You Doing is an app for people looking to create a digital journal of their experiences from day to day and share that with friends. We designed this application to put the User's mental health first, providing minimal and subtle feedback on their posts and giving the User control over their posts, including who gets to see them. We wanted to keep the friendships secondary feature so that you can check and see how your friends are doing while preventing feedback from happening directly on the app. This keeps the application functional without utilizing friendships but opens up that connection if desired. This is to help reduce the addictive qualities of social media and prompt connection and self-reflection.

  • Utilizes O-Ath with Google for login and user creation
  • Built using SOA design for a separated frontend and backend
  • Creates a self-referential friendship table that also keeps track of friendship status (preventing duplicate friend requests and keeping track of who is following who, as friendships are not automatically bi-directional)
  • Utilizes 2 external APIs to get definitions for emotions and provide tone feedback. (Please note: Tone feedback is currently stubbed on the live app due to rate limiting)
Launch the App Code Repository
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 30 hours
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Tools Used

  • AR
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

Viewing Party is a web application where users can create an account, log in, search for movies, and schedule a party to watch the selected movie. Users are able to invite other users to the viewing party they schedule and see the parties they have been invited to.

This app is deployed Heroku for user interaction.

  • Consumed The Movie Database API for all movie data used and used local databases to store application-specific details
  • Established user authentication and authorization for website access using session cookies and a local user database
  • Utilized MVC principles for code organization and adhered to REST based practices
  • Followed an Agile development process for effective remote web development teamwork using GitHub’s project tools
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Little Esty Shop/Bulk Discount

Little Esty Shop/Bulk Discount

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • AR
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Trello
  • Visual Studio

Little Ssty Shop is an e-commerce-based web application that I worked on in a team of 4 and later expanded on as a solo project for adding discount functionality to the merchant side of the site. This application has two separate sides to the site. The first side provides access to merchants, and the other side provides access to site admins. Based on which side of the site you are accessing, different functionality is available. This functionality includes checking sales data, managing items or vendor availability, and allowing merchants to set discounts on items sold. Deployed app on Heroku.

  • Coordinated the agile development processes using Trello synced with GitHub for project management and Slack/Zoom for collaboration and pair programming for remote teamwork
  • Implemented CRUD and MVC principles using RESTful routing and ActiveRecord for complex SQL database queries
  • Applied partials and other Active Record View Helpers to assist with front-end development
Launch the App Code Repository
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