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Tommy Nieuwenhuis

Back-End Engineer
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About me

All my life I have been passionate about two things: being a positive and reliable resource for the people around me and interpreting data to solve conflicts and answer questions. I have been fortunate to have a wealth of professional opportunities that have sharpened both of these hard and soft skill sets. These experiences range from my college days working as a geospatial technician where I characterized satellite images to generate spatial data for urban tree canopy coverage in major cities, to more recently serving as an Air Force space operations officer where I led and managed teams of up to 45 personnel that were tasked with analyzing and interpolating satellite orbital data.

Throughout my career I have consistently believed one thing to always be true: the quality of a team’s product directly correlates to the quality of the team’s work environment and the quality of the team’s camaraderie. With this philosophy in mind my career goal is to develop and work on software that leverages data to improve the human experience.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Defense & Space
  • Environmental Services
  • Military

Skills

  • Atom
  • Bash
  • Bootstrap
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • LinkedIn
  • Npm
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Rails
  • Redis
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Safari
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Travis
  • Trello
  • Webpack

Currently learning

  • AWS
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • MongoDB

Projects

WeatherVine

WeatherVine

Project scope time 150 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

An application built by a team of 7 that shows the wine drinker how the climate of a wine's region may affect the wine's profile.

Service oriented architecture: Three separate applications that communicate via internal APIs

Consumes multiple external APIs

Exposure to previously unknown frameworks

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Travis CI, Heroku, PostgreSQL, ActiveRecord, RSpec, Webmock, VCR

Code Repository
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 90 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Viewing party was built to discover movies, and create parties that you can invite your friends to. You will need to register as a user to access dashboard features. You can then see Top Rated Movies, or search for a movie by name. Also once registered you will be able to enter the chatroom, where you can live chat with other Viewing Party users.

Launch the App Code Repository
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