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Cole Fiscus

Front-End Engineer
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About me

I spent one year immersed in urban Ecuador learning Spanish on the fly and forging connections in my local community.

I spent one year assisting recent immigrants assimilate into Boston, MA.

I completed ten months of racial justice focused programming in a diverse, multi-racial, multi-cultural cohort.

I spent most of the recent past providing individualized, micro-level care to people in need and learning more about the systems that perpetuate the levels of inequality in this country. And while I do think that has been a valuable use of time, I couldn't shake the feeling that I could be doing more. I wanted to make more of a macro-level impact on society and for the people I was seeing on a day-to-day basis.

This led me to completing 7 months of 70+ hour weeks learning front-end web development, which has given me the skills I need to join a company that is most focused on leaving a lasting change on the world. I have learned to learn quickly, I'm passionate about storytelling and community engagement, and my passion for code and making new solutions to problems via software continues to grow.

When I'm not trouble-shooting my programming passion-projects or learning a new tech, I enjoy staying fit, playing and absorbing anything basketball related, reading a mix of fiction and self-help books, and semi-regularly getting outside of my comfort zone.

Preferred locations

  • Broomfield, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Boulder, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Individual & Family Services
  • Program Development
  • Retail

Skills

  • Atom
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • LinkedIn
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Redux
  • Sass
  • Visual Studio
  • Vue.js

Currently learning

  • Express
  • SQL

Projects

Bookclub

Bookclub

Contribution time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • React

Bookclub was the first project of mine that started as an idea and eventually made it into a functioning MVP app. This project was a final project designed to focus on and test proficiency in React. Also implemented was logic-heavy JavaScript and CSS/HTML.

The purpose of Bookclub is to allow a group or pair of people to vote on lists of books taken directly from the New York Times current bestsellers. Each individual will vote independently vote on the books that they're interested in reading. And at the end, Bookclub will either show a list of books that everyone is interested in reading, thus making the process of choosing the next book to read more democratic and easier, or tell the users that no books were matching and they must start over.

The work on this project is continuing, next iterations are hoping to increase the level of styling, fix possible bugs, as well as adding a backend so that multiple users can vote simultaneously.

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Vueniverse

Vueniverse

Contribution time 25 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Vue.js

Vueniverse is a project built to learn and implement a new technology - in this case Vue.js and is no longer prioritized for future iterations. Our group built this app in the span of 1 week! Most of that time was spent learning the ins and outs of Vue and how it differs from React.

Vueniverse is a simple app that will show a user the current NASA Picture of the Day taken from the NASA restful api. A user can also select previous days to view previous pictures. As with all projects, responsive design and accessibility measures were implemented.

This project is no longer being contributed to but it is a valuable resource to look back on when implementing Vue in the future.

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Blockbreaker

Blockbreaker

Contribution time 20 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

A movie details app inspired by the popular Rotten Tomatoes, this was a project designed to learn and implement React.js.

This was good practice on creating components and managing the state/data that was used to create the UX. Also noteworthy was the continued practice on asynchronous network requests.

The CSS and design hopefully evokes some sense of nostalgia for the now defunct Blockbuster.

This app is continued to be worked on, with current focus on adding users/user authentication, loading and error screens, additional advanced CSS, and refactoring class components to use React Hooks.

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Garden Party

Garden Party

Contribution time 50 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

Garden Party was the first project that was built from scratch with an integrated front-end and back-end team. The front-end learned a lot implementing CI/CD with Vercel, GitHub Actions, and a Cypress testing suite. We also learned and implemented PWA technology to turn this app into a downloadable app to your computer and/or mobile device.

The end goal of Garden Party is to allow users to share their surplus vegetable supply with their local community. Currently, the interface can load and display data fetched from the backend with utilized graphQL, but we are currently working on allowing a user to make a new post to that server.

This project is a work in progress and next steps include the ability to upload a picture and user authentication.

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