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Curtis Bartell

Back-End Engineer
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About me

If you are looking for a hard working Back-End Engineer that can learn complex concepts quickly and efficiently, has experience working and building web applications as part of a remote team, and that appreciates the power that empathetically designed software has to affect positive change in the world, then I believe I am that candidate. I am a passionate, relentlessly curious programmer looking to contribute to, and learn from, a high performing, good-natured team of diverse individuals that share my love of writing elegant, maintainable code and enriching the lives of others.

After obtaining my chemistry degree and working as a quality assurance lab technician for four years, I realized that it lacked the opportunities to explore, learn, and solve challenging problems that I needed to find fulfillment in my career. That’s when I decided to take a leap and pursue a career in Software Engineering. I left my job and enrolled in the Turing School of Software and Design, where I graduated with a focus on creating professional back-end APIs. As a developer, I have experience building applications in Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL databases, all while working in remote teams, practicing Agile/Scrum project management methodologies, test driven design with RSpec, continuous integration and continuous deployment with Travis CI and Heroku, and professional version control workflow using Git and GitHub.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Chemicals
  • Food Production
  • Research

Skills

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • Mentorship
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • Express
  • JavaScript
  • Jest
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Vim

Projects

CarbonKnight

CarbonKnight

Contribution time 95 hours
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Tools Used

  • Google
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Travis

CarbonKnight is an app designed to help users estimate and track their transportation related carbon footprint over time. This project consisted of a Rails front end, a Rails back end api, and a Sinatra microservice.

My Contributions:

  • Construction of the Sinatra microservice and consumption of the Cloverly Carbon Footprint endpoint
  • Connecting the microservice with the back end API
  • Adding GraphQL queries and mutations to the back end API
Launch the App Code Repository
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JobQuest

JobQuest

Contribution time 80 hours
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Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Travis

JobQuest is an app designed to gamify tasks related to obtaining a job in tech, created over the course of three weeks. This project also took 3rd place in the Turing Demo Competition! See our demo video here.

My Contributions:

  • Quickly learning Python3, Flask, and SQLAlchemy
  • Creation of RESTful resources and endpoints
  • Endpoint testing
Launch the App Code Repository
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