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Hope McGee

Back-End Engineer
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About me

I'm a trans woman from Texas, living in Colorado. I've always been interested in tech and what I can do with it. I've been playing video games since before I could read, and learned to read thanks to them. I found inspiration for how I wanted to look and what I could become thanks to video games and the heroines in them. Now that I have engineering training, I'd love to work in video games, and be part of creating characters like the ladies that inspired me. I want to be a voice and a vector for change, helping realize characters and cultures that inspire and lift up others. Representation matters. Your heroes sharing your gender or skin color matters.

Aside from video games, I want to work in infrastructure or healthcare. I want to be involved in projects that keep people safe and in good health. Sometimes community support means making sure that houses keep their water oh, and hospital systems don't spontaneously break. My purpose in this industry is to help others.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Retail

Skills

  • CSS3
  • Django
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • C++

Projects

Flick Finder / What 2 Watch

Flick Finder / What 2 Watch

Project scope time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Django
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Python
  • Vue.js

Flick Finder is an app that supplies users with personalized recommendations for which movies to watch on the streaming services they already subscribe to. It's built on Django in the back end and uses Vue in the front end. It populates data from The Movie DataBase's API.

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Relocate

Relocate

Project scope time 200 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack

Relocate helps a user set up and find all of the services and attractions that are near the place the user would like to move to. Moving is difficult, and Relocate helps ease the process. The app is made fully in Ruby, with the Rails framework on the backend and frontend, and Sinatra in the microservice.

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Recipes on Rails

Recipes on Rails

Project scope time 200 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack

A Ruby-on-Rails app that displays recipes to a user, populated from the Spoonacular API. It's an app in four parts, all based in Ruby. The front and back end are apps made in Rails and the microservices are made in Sinatra. Each student worked on each part of the app, and brought our broad range of skills and ideas to the project.

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