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Eric Hale

Back End Engineering
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About me

Security Guard turned software engineer. As a backend engineer, I am used to working with large data sets, API consumption and creation, with a heavy focus on OOP principles. I love working with groups which share my values of community, growth, learning, and empathy for both coworkers and consumers. I'm looking forward to finding a new community in software development that will enable and empower me to help make the world a better place!

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Hospitality
  • Security and Investigations

Skills

  • Atom
  • Automated QA
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • LinkedIn
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • AWS

Projects

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 40 hours
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Tools Used

Sweater Weather is a back end destination planning application designed to allow users to log in, plan a trip from one location (within driving distance) to another location and then receive information about how long it will take them to get there as well as weather forecast data at the estimated time of arrival.

My areas of focus:
Sweater Weather is a solo prject on my part built from the ground up as a back end application which can be used by a front end to log in users and display weather data, location pictures, and other location information.Sweater Weather makes use of three seperate API's in order to supply the front end with data to display to users. Map quests' API (http://open.mapquestapi.com) is used to both provide geolocation to the weather API and travel data for a trip planned by a user.The Pexels API (https://api.pexels.com) is used to provide an image based on a location's name to the front end. The Open Weather API (https://api.openweathermap.org) is used for both up to date current and future weather data for given geolocations.  

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My Solar Garden

My Solar Garden

Project scope time 30 hours
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My Solar Garden is an educational app designed to teach users the basics of regenerative agriculture. That is to say farming based around not only the production of crops but the use of regenerative agricultural practices to ensure sustainable crop production which also helps nurture healthy soil and carbon capture via the farming.My Solar Garden makes use of two microservices to consume an API each to return information on different garden plants a user may want to grow as well as weather information based on the location of a user's garden. A user is able to keep tabs on the health of their gardens via moisture, light, and temperature sensors. As well as a database which tracks the reading from the sensors to give users a good idea of the overall heath of thier gardens over time.

My areas of focus:
For my part in the project I focused on the use of a Sinatra micro-service which consumes API endpoints from https://openweathermap.org/. Then makes the information from those API endpoints available to the backend for use as weather data for individual users' gardens.

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