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Connor Anderson-Larson

Front-End Engineer
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About me

After 5 years of problem solving and process optimization via jobs in facilities maintenance and industrial production I am utilizing my skills to help design and implement efficient, creative user experiences.

Preferred locations

  • Minneapolis, MN
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Facilities Services

Skills

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • React
  • Sass
  • TypeScript

Currently learning

  • Enzyme
  • Jest

Projects

QuickWit

QuickWit

Project scope time 6 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

QuickWit is a 6 hour challenge to utilize the New York Times API Top Stories API to browse, sort, and investigate stories. The site utilizes React Hooks and React/Router to create a stateless react app. QuickWit is mobile-first and responsive to mobile and desktop views, with hover states on the latter.

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Planet Party

Planet Party

Project scope time 75 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • TypeScript

3rd Place Winner of Turing's Demo Competition.

Planet Party is an application designed for kids to learn more about planets in our solar system. We implemented the Solar System OpenData API (view documentation) to display each planet and relevant planet facts. Users have the ability to sort planets by different criteria and click on a planet to view more information. In the single planet view, a user can view different fun facts about the planet compared to Earth and input a weight on Earth to see how it would compare to that planet. We were given 8 days to complete this project while learning and implementing TypeScript from scratch. The project specs and rubic are from the Turing School of Software and Design and can be seen here.

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Job Finder

Job Finder

Project scope time 120 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • React

Job Finder is an app dedicated simplifying the job filtering process. Users are able to filter jobs via location and job type, allowing for each job to quickly be saved for later or passed on. This provides users a quick and easy filtering process while away from a desktop. Users can then read through the full description of saved jobs and can apply on the external site where the job is posted.

Job Finder was a 2.5 week project with a full front and back end team. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Front End team was cut in half for a week, adding additional challenged which needed to be overcome.

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AutoScout

AutoScout

Project scope time 70 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

AutoScout is an app designed to help people view playable civilizations in Age of Empires II easier than the standard in-game UI. It is currently running off the Age of Empires II API to receive civilization data; this data is not currently up to date with most recent game updates. Users of the app are able to view all civilization names and crests on one page. Clicking a civilization crest will then show the basic bonuses and focus of play style. Users can then inspect the selected civ, showing potential civilization matchups that either create a well rounded team (Complimentary) or stack bonuses for a more focused style of play (Stacking). Users can choose to inspect these civilizations as well as favorite the inspected civ from this screen. Favorites are shown on all screens for easy returning to selected civs. This project was a 7 day sprint with the goal of creating an app for a niche audience, implementing user personas and fashioning functionality around those personas.

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