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Ben Fox

Software Engineer
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About me

After 22 years in customer service, management, and entrepreneurship, I'm hanging up my hat on that career and starting a new one. With the skills I gained at Turing School of Software & Design, I'm excited to continue to grow my knowledge and develop my new career as a software engineer.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Hospitality
  • Restaurants
  • Retail

Skills

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • User Authentication

Currently learning

  • Apple
  • Swift

Projects

Monster Shop

Monster Shop

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • User Authentication

Created an app with different types of users, who have the ability to manage shops, items, orders, place order, etc. Implemented the principles of RESTful and DRY programming. Utilized a relational database.

My areas of focus:
Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Rspec/Capybara, hosting on Heroku

Launch the App Code Repository
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Enigma

Enigma

Project scope time 60 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Created an application for encryption & decryption, and utilized core programming principles, such as TDD, encapsulation and abstraction. Showcased my ability to write algorithms using Ruby.

My areas of focus:
Practice coding with Ruby, use TDD, follow convention

Code Repository
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Rails Engine

Rails Engine

Project scope time 60 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Built/exposed an API to pass the spec harness provided, having been given a front end application & CSV data. Used Active Record queries to create required endpoints. Followed DRY programming principles and RESTful routing design.

My areas of focus:
Build and expose a REST API. Create database migrations & relationships among the tables. Import CSV files, and use a rake task to seed the database. Create SQL and Active Record queries. Utilize TDD. Maintain DRY code.

Code Repository
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