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Sandy Marie Griffin

Back End Software Engineer
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About me

👋🏼 Hey there, I'm Sandy!

After working in Customer Service for over 12 years and Healthcare for over 9 years I decided to follow my passions in tech and become a software developer. I've been working on coding projects since 2020 starting with C++ and moving my way into back end development with a focus on TDD with Ruby on Rails and API creation/consumption. I love to binge video games in my off time so I feel incredibly fulfilled with problem solving which makes coding such a stimulating career. I constantly strive to improve my skills and knowledge. Follow to see all the projects I'm working on now and in the future!

Preferred locations

  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Skills

  • AR
  • C++
  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • Python
  • React

Projects

Bookmarked

Bookmarked

Project scope time 120 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • Rails
  • React
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Bookmarked is a digital book-swapping platform, allowing users to add and lend out their personal library, browse the other books currently in circulation, and bookmark titles of interest. It was designed and built by a team of both front and back-end students from the Turing School of Software and Design using React, Ruby on Rails, and GraphQL as our Capstone Project.

Lead Back End with building a database that enables a digital Lending Library where you can bookmark your friends’ ‘Bookshelf’ to keep track of what books they own and are available/unavailable for lending.

  • Consumed, aggregated, and serialized data from an external API and exposed them to the front end through GraphQL.
  • Developed and implemented CRUD functionality for multiple models and their relationships.
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TripWeather

TripWeather

Project scope time 75 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Built an application that provides trip planning and navigation assistance that includes weather data for a stop. As Project Lead I oversaw both front and back end, along with the README documentation on end points.

  • Applied conventional code according to a service oriented architecture design patterns.
  • Consumed, aggregated, and serialized data from two external APIs and exposed them to the front end through RESTful routes
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 75 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Built an application that enables users to explore movies and manage viewing party scheduling.

  • Wrote and tested HTTP requests to a public movies API using the Faraday gem.
  • Mocked external HTTP requests using Webmock and VCR.
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Night Writer

Night Writer

Project scope time 20 hours
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Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Ruby

Translates English Text to Braille and Back. | TDD | Ruby | Solo Project |

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