My name is Sarah Garlock and I'm from Denver, Colorado.
You can find me on the mountain snowboarding in the winter or a exploring my beautiful state on a bike most other seasons. My biggest passion is playing music and going to concerts. I enjoy teaching myself different instruments and plan on never stopping.
I've recently made a career shift into the tech field with a focus on becoming a Back-End Developer. Throughout my journey, I've discovered that my passion for problem-solving and building innovative applications has seamlessly transitioned from my previous experience as a bicycle mechanic. Surprisingly, many skills from my previous role have proven valuable in tech, such as my ability to methodically analyze problems before tackling them, effectively communicate my processes, and ultimately deliver finished products that meet customer expectations.
Through my work in software development, I am driven by the desire to create a positive impact in the world. I am passionate about contributing to projects that involve music-making apps, non-profit organizations, and applications dedicated to environmental conservation. My goal is to leverage technology to empower musicians, support the efforts of non-profits in addressing critical issues, and promote sustainability through innovative apps. I believe that by harnessing the potential of software development in these areas, we can enhance creativity, drive social change, and contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious world.
- Santa Cruz, CA
- Denver, CO
- Bend, OR
- Salem, OR
- Mount Vernon, WA
- Tacoma, WA
- Food & Beverages
- Primary/Secondary Education
- GitHub Projects
In The Field
In The Field
Group Project - 7 Contributors
In the Field is a mushroom identification app. Designed for folks looking to explore, learn about, and identify mushrooms. In the Field has the ability for registered users to upload pictures from mushrooms they have found in the wild and get a list of probable matches complete with information about said mushroom. Users also have the ability to create their own field guide of mushrooms they have saved.
This app was created with GraphQL, which our backend had to dedicate some time to learning and understanding.
Group Project - 12 Contributors
Jana Social is an 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.
Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learn
Designed and implemented a back-end system within a service-oriented architecture for a cuisine search and cultural exploration application. This project involved creating APIs that aggregated data from various external sources, integrated authentication token requirements, and implemented Basic Authentication. Furthermore, I developed APIs to enable CRUD functionality, aligning them with the needs of other developers. Rigorous testing, including the use of mocking tools like VCR and Webmock, was conducted to ensure the reliability of both API consumption and exposure. My role as a back-end developer was instrumental in delivering a robust platform for cuisine exploration and cultural discovery.