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Shayan Golafshani

Front End Developer with Background in Java | Android
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About me

I’m a front-end developer, but that wasn’t always the case. Here’s a little about me.

As a first generation Persian-American, I have learned how to empathize and collaborate with people of different cultural backgrounds and nationalities. As a University of Michigan alumni, I embraced a growth-mindset to push myself through challenging situations. I learned Japanese, promoted sustainability practices to combat climate change within my sphere, and honed my commitment to become a better version of myself everyday.

After college, in Kamiyama, Japan, I utilized my interpersonal skills, language skills, and critical thinking to make language learning fun for my pre-secondary students by introducing them to American culture with interactive lessons that utilized visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles to teach.

Now as a software engineer, I am eager to apply my diverse experiences to problem-solving and team-building. The skills of thinking logically as well as giving and receiving kind, specific, and actionable feedback in tech has positively impacted me as a person. I am excited to see where my love of language, my growth mindset, and my technical skills will take me and how I can make a positive impact on the world.

Please reach out to me about opportunities or anything related to technology and sustainability. Contact me at shayangolafsh@gmail.com.

Preferred locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • E-Learning
  • Renewables & Environment

Skills

  • Android
  • Atom
  • CSS3
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • IntelliJ
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Sass
  • Slack
  • SQL
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack

Currently learning

  • React Native

Projects

onlyDevs

onlyDevs

Project scope time 54 hours
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Tools Used

  • Chai
  • Cypress
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • PostgreSQL
  • React

This is an application made by devs, for devs! OnlyDevs provides a way for developers to challenge their knowledge, while also being able to study through the contributions of others' answers.

It's a study app that allows Devs to answer 50+ of the most common front-end developer questions. They can also filter through questions, and upvote the best ones, and downvote not so helpful ones.

The client-side was built with React, React Hooks, and Router. The server-side was custom built on a PostgreSQL database, with an Express API, that's hosted on Heroku.

We self-taught ourselves how to implement in a back end less than one week, and learned how to tackle the big task of learning something new by ourselves.

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 30 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • JavaScript
  • React

This is like Rotten Tomatoes, but so much juicier!

This is the first project we made, while using react fundamentals. We made this without hooks! The app utilizes Router and React and a proprietary API to fetch and serve movie info, including ratings, a trailer, etc.

Some of the big wins in this project were teaching ourselves router before the lesson. I was also able to add in Regular Expression error-handling for edge-case URL paths, and implemented a live-search filter without hooks!

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