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Jacob Arellano

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Coming from the world of HIV Prevention, I learned how to help folks navigate difficult situations with compassion while also providing a clear plan of action.

These skills have helped my thrive as a developer. I am comfortable working with teams of any composition and trust my ability to give kind, actionable feedback.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Civic & Social Organization
  • Facilities Services
  • Hospital & Health Care

Skills

  • AR
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Redis
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Currently learning

  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • Python

Projects

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

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Tools Used

  • AR
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

A RESTful API built to serve roadtrippers with endpoints returning JSON info relevant for trips like destination weather and photos.

  • Leverages user authentication for certain endpoints to maintain a secure application.
  • Continuous Integration with Travis CI for stable and frequent deployments
  • Consumes Flickr, Mapquest and OpenWeather APIs
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Rails Engine

Rails Engine

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  • AR
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • SQL

An API designed to power an E-commerce web application

  • Balances complex Active Record queries with speed to deliver information to a front end team
  • Straight-forward documentation for easy developer use
Code Repository
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Fetching Friends

Fetching Friends

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Tools Used

  • Rails
  • Redis
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

API for Fetching Friends, an application designed to help users find their next pet.

  • Leverages RESTful conventions so users can post pets, favorite other users pets and update information.
  • Utilizes a mailing micro-service so users coordinate visits with each other
  • Sidekiq + Redis for background workers
Code Repository
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

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Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

A web app for scheduling movie watch parties with other users on the site.

  • Consumes MovieDB API for movie viewing information
  • Database normalization allows for straightforward queries
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