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Lauren Golden

Back End Engineer
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About me

Hello! I'm Lauren Golden, a former psychologist who took a leap into the world of technology as a backend software engineer. After dedicating over a decade to providing specialized trauma care to underserved populations, I decided to channel my skills and passions into a new career path.

As a software engineer, I discovered an exciting opportunity to make a difference by blending my passion for helping others with my natural knack for working with numbers and data. It's been an amazing journey so far! Currently, I specialize in object-oriented programming and I'm eager to join a team of like-minded individuals who also value evidence-based approaches for problem-solving, promoting diversity in the workplace, and collaborating on initiatives that contribute to a healthier world.

Whether you're interested in discussing the intersection of mental wellness and technology, swapping tales from our travel adventures, or being dazzled by my repertoire of quotes from The Office, I'd love to connect. Reach out and let's chat!

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Mental Health Care
  • Military

Skills

  • ActiveRecord
  • AWS
  • AWS S3
  • CircleCI
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Postman
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • Python

Projects

Munch Madness

Munch Madness

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Munch Madness stands out from other apps by combining the enjoyment of NCAA March Madness tournament brackets with the purpose of selecting a restaurant to eat at.

Munch Madness gamifies the process of deciding where to eat or order takeout. Using a tournament-style bracket (1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, 3 vs 14, all the way 8v9 etc.) users can select up to 16 restaurants(based on location) and vote on a winner of each restaurant matchup. The winning restaurant advances to the next round until a final champion is crowned. With the ability to invite friends and engage in friendly competitions, Munch Madness takes the hassle out of choosing where to eat and transforms it into a fun and social experience. This app helps people create their own culinary Cinderella Story!

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Jana Social

Jana Social

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Jana Social is a social media application for caregivers of adults with disabilities. It is a place for caregivers to connect with other caregivers, share stories, and find events in their area. Jana Social is a place for caregivers to find support and community. Users can create/join events, search for other users, and add friends.

This project was created for the Turing School of Software and Design's Mod 3 Group Project. The project was built over the course of 12 days. We had three teams working on the project: Users, Events, and Location/Friends. Each team was split up between back end and front end. The back end teams were responsible for building out the API endpoints and the front end teams were responsible for building out the user interface.

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