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Harrison Blake

Software Engineer
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About me

Self-motivated software engineer who enjoys taking on challenges and learning new technologies. Solid knowledge base in creating APIs as well as creating restful web applications. Foundation in object oriented programing using both Java and Ruby.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Austin, TX
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Construction
  • Food & Beverages
  • Retail

Skills

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Docker
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Currently learning

  • AWS
  • Python

Projects

Turing Roomies

Turing Roomies

Project scope time 30 hours
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Tools Used

  • Docker
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Overview

Roomies is an app designed to connect people looking for roommates in any city based on specifications such as age, gender, budget, etc. Roomies backend specifically stores user data and exposes an API to be consumed by the frontend, including the signed-in user's info, as well as the ability for a user to request or accept/decline favorited roommates, and all users for a specific search query.

Key Skills

  • Agile workflow in the form of standup meetings every morning
  • Utilized a self referential joins table for friend requests
  • Deployed using docker to separate deployment from developer infrastructure
Launch the App Code Repository
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Vote Local

Vote Local

Project scope time 60 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Overview

While the nation pays attention to the big elections every 4 years, it’s not always easy to keep track of what is happening closer to home. Vote Local lets you keep track of some basic information to keep yourself informed about who your representatives are. With this app you can enter your address to find information on your local representatives. You can also use this app to check the tweets of your representatives and see what they are up to.

Key Skills Used

  • Maintained a project board and had daily communication with project managers
  • Incorporated agile workflow with a standup meeting including all team members every morning
  • Utilized Test Driven Development and maintained 95% test coverage
  • Consumed google civics API
Launch the App Code Repository
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