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Brisa Garcia Gonzales

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Enthusiastic backend software engineer with the skills needed to help develop and maintain software programs and to make improvements that will enhance functionality. I have outstanding problem-solving skills with the ability to work with technical and abstract concepts efficiently, follow Test Driven Development, and easily pick up languages and frameworks. Former science educator with years of experience digging up dinosaurs.

Preferred locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • New York, NY
  • Austin, TX
  • Washington, DC
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Primary/Secondary Education

Skills

  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • React
  • SQL

Currently learning

  • Express
  • Node.js

Projects

Gifty

Gifty

Project scope time 57 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Continuous Integration
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • React
  • Redux
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Gifty is a full-stack application for users to remember friends' birthdays and add gift ideas. The backend server exposes RESTful APIs to be CRUD and optimizes search queries by caching external Etsy API responses. It connects to frontend React/Redux using CORS.

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Couplistic

Couplistic

Project scope time 100 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Couplistic is a full-stack romantic event planner. Utilizes internal and external APIs to dynamically generate event and daily weather information that a user queries to ensure users keep dating.

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Curious Camper

Curious Camper

Project scope time 20 hours
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Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Travis

Curious Camper is the backend of a service-oriented architecture app. Purpose: Novel or experienced camper/glamper? This app utilizes RESTful API endpoints and aggregates data from multiple external APIs to filter through campsites and weather of site based on specific keywords and location. Bonus: If the user is authorized and authenticated, API calls will generate a road trip with duration and the best route to the site. APIs are exposed for CRUD functionality and developed using TDD. Happy Camping!

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