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Richard DeSilvey

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About me

When I was younger in high school I enjoyed coding classes. However, I took a strong liking to gold smithing and explored my creative side for 5 years. I moved on to college and obtained my B.S. in Computer Science at MSU Denver.

After college and working a few months as a frontend developer I needed to explore my creative side again and became a painter providing charcoal medium paintings to clients. I also developed my interpreted language Rowdy more during this time to keep my development skills fresh. I then attended Turing School for Software Development and Design for the Backend program as I found a greater interest in creating restful APIs, working with servers, databases and SQL and consuming other APIs.

I have a desire to continue growing as a developer and become an architect. I love the design and planning phases of a project and then implementing them with test driven development. This goes back to my abilities to plan and design my process for creating portraits for clients.

Through my time at Turing I've also gained deep insights in my ability to be empathetic towards my team and cohort mates by supporting, teaching, guiding, and mentoring them due to me being the only one in my cohort to have a CS degree with a background in agile development and computer architecture. Sharing that experience and knowledge was vital for us all to also grow together as developers but more importantly I also care about my peers.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Computer Software
  • Financial Services
  • Fine Art
  • Real Estate

Skills

  • Bash
  • Bootstrap
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Laravel
  • Mentorship
  • MySQL
  • Npm
  • PHP
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby
  • SaaS
  • Software Architecture
  • Travis
  • Visual Studio

Currently learning

  • Kubernetes

Projects

Drink This

Drink This

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Tools Used

  • Docker
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Rails
  • React
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

A cocktail recommendation app that recommends cocktail drinks based on the ratings of other users as well as your own ratings.

Was involved with the frontend development team with some experience on the backend. Some challenges were working with a new CSS framework and also integrating Flux and an event driven framework on top of the application.

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Viewing Party

Viewing Party

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Tools Used

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

Allows users add friends, create movie/viewing parties and invite friends. The application uses TmDB API to find movies to watch. This was mostly a backend project but with some frontend work to display how it would function for any frontend.

This was a challenging project to consume multiple api endpoints and learned more about project collaboration with another developer

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Rowdy

Rowdy

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Tools Used

  • Bash
  • Java

Rowdy is an interpreted object oriented scripting language developed in Java that is dynamically typed.

This project was challenging as it really stretched my knowledge of the principals of programming languages as well as having a strong understanding of computing theory.

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