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Alex Osborne

Backend Developer
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About me

I'm a software developer with a serious entrepreneurial streak. I've got a track record of working with great teams to build better products. I'm fascinated with the idea of letting small businesses access global markets. I'm a systems thinker that uses code to translate big ideas into real impact.

Obsessed with scaling, elegant design and distributed systems. Interested in carbon markets, consumer products, geopolitics and time spent under the stars. Let's talk about your idea and make it a reality. Ask me how farmers are the solution to the climate crisis. 

Preferred locations

  • Boulder, CO
  • Salt Lake City, UT
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Consumer Goods
  • Food Production
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Computer Software

Skills

  • AR
  • AWS
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Redis
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • Golang
  • GraphQL

Projects

Run the Joules

Run the Joules

Project scope time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • JavaScript
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Travis

Run the Joules uses Oauth from both Google and your utility provider via UtilityAPI to retrieve and compare your energy use against your friends.

The application was built on with a Rails front and backend as well as a Sinatra microservice. The application is styled with Tailwinds CSS.

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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails

Viewing Party allows users to log in securely, add friends and invite them to a viewing party. It consumes TheMovieDatabase API to search films by top rating and genre to make selecting the perfect flick easy.

Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, CSS application consumes an API from The Movie Database. Allows users to log in securely, add friends, and invite friends to view a movie with them. App sends emails when users are invited to a viewing party.

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Cozy Trip

Cozy Trip

Project scope time 25 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

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

Exposes an API to see the current and future weather of a destination. Users can also query roadtrip directions, restaurants at the destination, and a background image.

Exposes an API that requires Authentication Consumes the following APIs:

  • Yelp
  • MapQuest
  • OpenWeather
  • Unsplash
Code Repository
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