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Lucas Merchant

Front-End Developer
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About me

An outgoing and eager new developer, who is seeking a challenging role with a team that values collaboration, agile processes, and developer growth. Past experience has helped create an adaptability to thrive in a fast paced work environment.

Preferred locations

  • Boulder, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Louisville, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Food & Beverages
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Skills

  • CSS3
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Redux
  • Sass
  • Travis
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Vue.js

Currently learning

  • GraphQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • TypeScript

Projects

Vueniverse

Vueniverse

Contribution time 168 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • JavaScript
  • Npm
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Vue.js

Developers had one week to learn a chosen technology - Vue 3 - and apply their findings to a project. The application is designed to be an Astronomy Pic of the Day displaying information retrieved from the NASA-APOTD API. Users can select to see the Photo of the Day for yesterday, tomorrow (if not on the current today), or choose a date inputting a specific date.

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Contribution time 336 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Npm
  • React
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI

Students were given a RESTful API and project specs with details on the functionality of what the application should be able to do using React. Key objectives were to implement React Router, End to End testing using Cypress, and Deployment. The group reached the goals of the projects with enough time to complete an extension of creating a backend server using Express.

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Petstrology

Petstrology

Contribution time 144 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Npm
  • React
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI

Project designed for students to demonstrate an understanding of React, React Router, and testing with Cypress. Students were given creative freedom on design and theme, though the theme had to center around a niche audience. The target audience for this application was chosen to be users that want to use astrology as a way to gain more understanding of their pets' behaviors. If a person or animal's sign is unknown, inputs for the birth day and month will calculate their sign and display a link for it. Information was retrieved from the aztro API by Sameer Kumar.

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