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Alicia Henzler

Back-End Engineer
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About me

From the time I was a kid to a young adult my career plan was that I was going to follow in my parents footsteps and go into the medical field. However that changed once I became an adult and I realized that it was not for me. I decided to take some time and get some real world experience before deciding on another career path. I had been working at Albertsons during that time and continued working there while seeking new challenges through learning how to work in as many departments as possible. I ended up being the store directors ‘jack of all trades’ because I could work wherever and whenever he needed me to. Then I got offered a new job at a restaurant and went from being a hostess to a front end manager and bartender within a year.

I learned many valuable skills while working thatI bring with me into this industry. Such as communication, learning while in a fast paced environment, navigating issues between team members, teaching/training methods, how to be professional, how to connect with others of many different backgrounds, and how to embrace my strengths and use them to help myself and others around me.

During that time a family friend mentioned coding bootcamps to me (they had attended one). As I started looking into it, I knew this was the path I wanted to take. I had always been drawn to technology and wanted to understand it more growing up. Having realized that I can work in an environment where I can be creative, have a positive impact on the world, and due to the ever evolving tech industry I will have the ability to always be learning. This then led to me attending Turing. Now that I have graduated, I am excited to be a part of this field and can’t wait to see what the future holds for both me and the tech industry.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

None specified

Skills

  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • CSS3
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • HTML5
  • LinkedIn
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Safari
  • Slack
  • Travis
  • Trello
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows 8

Currently learning

  • JavaScript

Projects

Find My City - Back End

Find My City - Back End

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for Joe Ray Profile picture for Joe Peterson Profile picture for Regina Casias Profile picture for Noah Zinter Profile picture for Kon Ham

Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Travis

According to the USPS, 15.9 million people moved amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not all of these moves were permanent.

Predicting future socioeconomic changes and continuing turmoil relating to COVID-19, the authors of this web application sought to create an app that helps users to make smarter choices concerning moves with the hope that users can find a match of their personality and lifestyle with a city that fits them best.

Finding the ideal match benefits both the person and the city, leading to pride and investment in the communities of that city.

Thought experiment: What would be the impact of a city filled with people that love their city?

Find My City is a city finding app which allows users to search and sort cities by criteria they find most important. We believe that finding the right city is important for people, cities, and the world.

This is our attempt at solving this problem.

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Find My City - Front End

Find My City - Front End

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for Regina Casias Profile picture for Joe Peterson Profile picture for Joe Ray Profile picture for Noah Zinter Profile picture for Kon Ham

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Travis

According to the USPS, 15.9 million people moved amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not all of these moves were permanent.

Predicting future socioeconomic changes and continuing turmoil relating to COVID-19, the authors of this web application sought to create an app that helps users to make smarter choices concerning moves with the hope that users can find a match of their personality and lifestyle with a city that fits them best.

Finding the ideal match benefits both the person and the city, leading to pride and investment in the communities of that city.

Thought experiment: What would be the impact of a city filled with people that love their city?

Find My City is a city finding app which allows users to search and sort cities by criteria they find most important. We believe that finding the right city is important for people, cities, and the world.

This is our attempt at solving this problem.

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clienTell (date-em-rate-em)

clienTell (date-em-rate-em)

Project scope time 45 hours
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Tools Used

  • GraphQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Travis

date-em-rate-em-be is the backe-end database for our clienTell app. Due to our complete lack of knowledge of Graphql going into this project almost all coding was done as a group exercise so that all team members could take part in finding and fixing errors and obstacles. Our contribution graphs are not a useful meter of each team member's actual work. Between research, spiking, and code shares this project, and every line of code in it, belongs to all three team members.

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