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Matthew Johnson

Back End Engineer
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About me

Right out of college, I jumped into the mortgage world! Where I excelled as a loan processor by being an excellent coordinator and problem solver. As I climbed into a production role, I honed in own my ability to read and implement new loan products and client-specific communication.

The mortgage world taught me how to breakdown and simplify complex problems, implement a solution, manage a production pipeline, but more importantly how to help people.

Although the mortgage industry was good to me in a lot of ways, the rigorous on-call schedule of being a loan officer did not align with my personal goals.

I knew that I accomplish my best work in a challenging environment, and I still wanted to help people.

So I adventured into software development, where I get to use problem-solving and critical thinking to build and optimize solutions. Collaborating with a team to design and complete and finished project with different integrations.

And it was a great decision!

I'm thrilled about the opportunity to embark on this new career path, where I can put my honed skills to use, engage in collaborative problem-solving, and continue to fulfill what I hold most dear - making a positive impact on people's lives.

If you're seeking a dedicated professional excited to dive into their next career step, feel free to reach out to me at matthewwmjohnson@gmail.com.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Financial Services

Skills

  • Chrome
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GitHub Projects
  • Postman
  • Rails
  • Render
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • User Authentication
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Webpack

Projects

In The Field

In The Field

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • ActiveRecord
  • CircleCI
  • GitHub
  • GitHub Projects
  • GraphQL
  • Miro
  • PostgreSQL
  • Postman
  • Rails
  • Render
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack

In the Field

About This Project

In the Field is a mushroom identification app designed for individuals interested in exploring, learning about, and identifying mushrooms. Registered users can upload pictures of mushrooms found in the wild and receive a list of probable matches along with detailed information about the mushrooms. Users can also create their own field guide of saved mushrooms.

Mushrooms

Purpose

The purpose of the backend for the In the Field app is to support the overall functionality and effectiveness of the platform. Here are some key purposes of the backend in relation to the project:

Data Management: The backend serves as the central hub for storing, organizing, and managing data related to potential mushroom matches, user profiles, and user-generated content. It provides the necessary infrastructure and databases to efficiently handle the large volume of information generated by the app's users.

User-Generated Content Management: The backend handles the uploading, storage, and retrieval of user-generated content, ensuring efficient data handling and metadata management.

Community Interaction and Engagement: The backend supports community-driven features, such as information sharing about found mushrooms, locations, uses, and more. Future features will enable users to interact with each other through comments, likes, and replies, fostering a sense of community and encouraging user engagement. The backend ensures smooth communication and real-time updates within the app, enhancing the overall user experience.

Overall, the purpose of the backend in the In the Field app is to support seamless data management and community engagement. It plays a vital role in ensuring the app's functionality, security, and user satisfaction, ultimately enhancing the experience for those who love to explore the natural world.

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Zero Waste Kitchen

Zero Waste Kitchen

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • ActiveRecord
  • Bootstrap
  • PostgreSQL
  • Postico
  • Postman
  • Rails
  • Render
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • User Authentication
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI

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Welcome!

At Zero Waste Kitchen we're here to combat the growing problem of food waste in the United States. American households generate an estimated 42 billion pounds of food waste each year. This is enough food to feed 21 million people each year.

The consequences of this waste not only has a direct impact on people but far reaching effects for the planet. 96% of this waste ends up in the landfill - resulting in roughly 12 Million Tons of CO2 emissions. That amount of emissions is equivalent to powering 1.5 million homes for a year, or driving a car 2.6 million miles.

Our app is aimed at helping people eliminate food waste in their homes by providing recipes based on ingredients that will soon spoil and contribute to food waste. We hope to inspire users to waste less, save more and have an increased awareness around their personal impact and ability to contribute by having a Zero Waste Kitchen.

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