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Gabrielle Joyce

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About me

Japanese-speaking software engineer and passionate birder who hopes to apply technology to preserve nature and connect people to apps that improve their quality of life.

Taught English as a Foreign Language in Japan for 5 years (near Kanazawa, Ishikawa). Trained Japanese teachers on best practices for English learning. Engaged students by providing cultural context during lessons.

Trained at University of Pittsburgh to make data-driven decisions and think critically about how the past impacts the future.

I'm currently reading Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac" and the second book of the Lord of the Ring.

updated: 06/04/2021

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Boston, MA
  • Asheville, NC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Burlington, VT
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Museums and Institutions
  • Primary/Secondary Education

Skills

  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • CSS3
  • Express
  • Gimp
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mentorship
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Sass
  • Slack
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Webpack

Currently learning

  • GraphQL
  • Jest

Projects

PenPost

PenPost

Contribution time 84 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • React
  • Ruby

A mobile first application that's meant to target the nostalgia of receiving a postcard on the mail from a penpal! Worked on a full-stack team to communicate needs and progress. In addition to listed tech stack we implemented CircleCI and deployed with Vercel. We managed state storage with React Hooks & Apollo because our BE was GraphQL. We implemented E2E testing with Cypress, as well.

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BigBirds

BigBirds

Contribution time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Webpack

This app is for Colorado visitors or residents who are interested in starting their birding journey! Calling on the eBird API, a list of top 30 birds recently sighted in CO is generated and if a user goes birding that day & spots it, they can add it to their life list! A user is given further details about each bird and are redirected to allaboutirds.org for further details as well.

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FaceIt

FaceIt

Contribution time 115 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Webpack

A downloadable PWA for users who are concerned about what ingredients are in their makeup products and wish to adhere to a certain lifestyle.

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Get-Going-Gone

Get-Going-Gone

Contribution time 55 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Atom
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Sass

This dark mode enabled, mobile first app, calls upon a RESTful API to provide a user's travel data based upon their login information.

My areas of focus:
During the design process, I paid close attention to accessibility standards: strong contrast, sans-serif fonts, the appropriate amount of labeling, semantic html. Additionally, I focused on thorough testing with Chai/Mocha. 

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