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Wyatt Wicks

Back-End Engineer
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About me

I am a backend web developer who enjoys learning new skills to stay current with the industry. I emphasize on empathy and inclusiveness. I currently code with Ruby and Rails, and I am learning more about Docker and Dev-Ops technologies. My previous work has given me great experience with collaboration, management, and attention to detail. In my free time I like to play strategy games, learn guitar, and hike with my dog.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Oil & Energy

Skills

  • CSS3
  • Docker
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • iOS
  • Management
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • SSH
  • Travis
  • Trello
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • AWS
  • DevOps
  • Kubernetes
  • Python

Projects

Roomies

Roomies

Project scope time 103 hours
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Tools Used

  • Docker
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

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 creates several APIs to be used 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. The project also required the use of one new technology. To satisfy that requirement Docker was used to build images that can be found on DockerHub https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/yitwix/roomies-be_web

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Vote Local

Vote Local

Project scope time 112 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis
  • Twitter

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. This was a mod 3 BE project where students had to create an idea for an app and implement both the back end and front end fully from scratch.

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 63 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Docker
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Sweater Weather is a back-end Solo Rails project that explores how a back-end web developer would consume/create APIs to be given to a theoretical front-end dev. The app also uses CircleCI as well as Docker.

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Night Writer

Night Writer

Project scope time 49 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Ruby

Night-Writer is a mod 1 solo ruby project meant to translate a message in english characters to the virtual braille alphabet equivalent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Braille#Alphabet). The app also can translate a message in braille back to text. The app can handle both upper-case and lower-case lettering as well as spaces. Each braille letter is written as 3 lines in a column, containing 2 characters in each row, either 0 to represent a bump, or . to represent a flat space.

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