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Douglas Welchons II

Software Engineer / Backend Engineer
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About me

Formerly an Electrical Project Manager for Rowan Electric in San Diego, CA. I worked my way up from apprentice to project manager over the 9+ years I was there.

I was originally drawn to programming in high school when gave me an HTML/CSS coding book. I casually continued to learn additional programming skills throughout the years but never pursued a career. As a silver lining to 2020, I finally got formal training and made a career change to something I love.

While remotely attending Turing school of software design, I currently live in northern Montana, where I enjoy the great outdoors with hobbies such as hiking & camping. I am also an avid scuba diver with a professional Divemaster certification and a black belt martial artist.

Preferred locations

  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Missoula, MT
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Construction

Skills

  • Atom
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Management
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • JavaScript
  • React

Projects

Yard Sourcing

Yard Sourcing

Contribution time 150 hours
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Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Travis

An application built by a team of 7 that facilitates the rental of yards for parties, events, or pets.

Service oriented architecture: Three separate applications that communicate via internal APIs

Consumes multiple external APIs

Exposure to previously unknown frameworks

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Travis CI, Heroku, PostgreSQL, ActiveRecord, RSpec, Webmock, VCR

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Contribution time 75 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Exposes APIs that return current and forecasted weather data for a given location and travel time and forecasted weather for your arrival time for road trips
  • Exposes APIs that aggregates data from multiple different external API sources
  • Implements API key creation and validation
  • Tech stack: Ruby on Rails API application, RSpec, PostgreSQL, ActiveRecord, Webmock, VCR
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Rails Engine

Rails Engine

Contribution time 75 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Simulates the backend portion of an online merchant platform, returning business analytic data
  • Exposes APIs that return simulated business data using ActiveRecord queries
  • Tech stack: Ruby on Rails API application, RSpec, PostgreSQL, ActiveRecord, Webmock, VCR
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