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Andrew Johnston

Back-End Developer
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About me

First and foremost, I am someone who is passionate. Whether it's about my friends and family, my nerdy interests, or the way I approach my life and work, I live my life with compassion, empathy and true care for my personal effect on society and those I hold close.

I come from a colored background, never feeling like I quite fit in anywhere. That is, until I found software development. I feel I have found a community that I truly feel comfortable in, and that holds true to the values that I try to live my life by. I enjoy problem solving, working with others, and finding new and innovating ways to do things, especially when they are in need of a change. I find myself being more and more personally competitive, trying to one-up my previous self at every chance, never stopping, and always growing. I know that I have the ability to grow and achieve excellence in any environment, so long as I continue to apply the same hard work and dedication that has brought me to where I am today. Someone who loves what he does, who he is, and the life that he is lucky to live.

I am currently a back-end developer attending The Turing School of Software and Design, the only fully accredited program of its kind, with a mission to unlock human potential by training a diverse and inclusive student body to succeed in high fulfillment technical careers. Turing has done exactly that for me, and I am always grateful for the wonderful education they have provided me. I look forward to using the skills I have learned at Turing to make the world a better, more inclusive place, one app at a time.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Mental Health Care
  • Restaurants
  • Warehousing

Skills

  • Apple
  • AR
  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Chrome
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • LinkedIn
  • Mentorship
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

None specified

Projects

Level

Level

Contribution time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • AWS
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • Travis

There are plenty of sites to showcase any type of art that you the artist want to showcase, LEVEL is more focused on generating collaboration and human interaction between artists themselves to further their art. LEVEL was made with the idea of connecting artists to artists, you can showcase some of your work and view curated galleries of other artist's work so the community can have a feel for each other's work and how/why you'd want to collaborate with each other. LEVEL concentrates just as much on what work you want to showcase as much as it does connecting you to other artists so that as a community you can grow with other artists together. Get connected. Make Art. Level the playing field.

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Contribution time 25 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • GitHub
  • Grails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

Sweater Weather is the back-end side of a Service-Oriented Architecture application, that allows users to check current, hourly and daily weather across the world as well as planning a road trip along with their end destination's weather information at their time of arrival. This app uses OpenWeather API, Mapquest API, and FLickr API to create endpoints to send to our front end, allowing users to login, create sessions, access weather information around the world, and create road trips.

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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Contribution time 50 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • AR
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis

Viewing Party is an app that allows users to create an account and add friends via email, search through a movie database (brought to you via The Movie Database), find a movie, create a viewing party with a time and date for a movie and invite your friends. User's can look at their dashboard and see a list of all the movies they are hosting and parties they are invited to, including the viewing party details and guest list for each party.

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