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Kevin Nguyen

Back-End Software Developer
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About me

My affinity for building things began at a young age. I was a Lego junkie spending endless afternoons creating anything and everything imaginable, quickly followed by refining the design until I was satisfied. That same early drive to optimize continues today. This past year for fun, I was thrilled to 'break' the high score for two of my favorite tabletop games (digital ver). In Ascension, I unlocked infinite scoring, and I maxxed my Dominion high score 1,700%.

This penchant for design led me to a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), followed by 14+ years working in custom equipment manufacturing and turnkey conveyor systems. Working in fabrication honed my ability to troubleshoot production issues and do hands-on problem-solving, often on the shop/assembly floor. However, industry instability and not very challenging tech, led me to switch focus to my family's investment rentals. As a property and general manager for 5+ years, I applied my adeptness with data/spreadsheets to personally oversee 100% of all accounts, projects and finances for 17 units.

Now with the properties squared away, I'm inspired to return the challenging comp-sci route that was unfinished at CSM, where I was enthralled by coding C++ (and Fortran prior). Quite simply, I'm eager for the rush from creating, learning and building new tech.

Preferred locations

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

Previous industries

  • Investment Management
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Real Estate

Skills

  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Continuous Integration
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • Management
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Trello

Currently learning

  • Python

Projects

Choreganize

Choreganize

Project scope time 58 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

GROUP Project | GitHub Projects, Deployment

Tech: Ruby on Rails, Google OAuth2, Rest APIs, Agile, CI, git

  • App designed to facilitate communication to organize tasks for households, allowing each user to create / edit chores.
  • Focus on backend API build & front end interface, consuming Mapquest and OpenWeather public APIs, to time manage outdoor work by accounting for the area's upcoming forecast.
Launch the App Code Repository
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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

Project scope time 45 hours
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Tools Used

  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Travis

PAIRED Project | Continuous Integration, Authentification, Deployment

Tech: Ruby on Rails, RestAPIs, GitHub Projects, CI

  • Consuming external TMDB movie api to build user experience to search movies titles to organize events with registered friends.
  • Interacting with database to store and manipulate user data, while incorporating user and movie data from TMDB api in custom user dashboard.
  • Personally implemented bootstrap for styling framework.
Launch the App Code Repository
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