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Taylor Galloway

Front-End Engineer
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About me

I am a Chicago-based actor, singer, and pianist turned Front-End Software Engineer. Although it seems like a big change, I am really just moving from one keyboard to another and from performing scripts to writing them (for computers).

Once the pandemic stopped all live entertainment last year, I had a chance to reflect on what I found most fulfilling in theatre and music. After performing in over 16 professional productions in Chicago, I realized I was more interested in thinking analytically about the arts and understanding the theories and techniques behind great pieces of music or great performances than I was in performing myself.

I thought carefully about other careers where I could think analytically and solve problems in this way every day while still involving the creativity and emotional intelligence I developed as an artist. Front-End software engineering has turned out to be the perfect place to be creative, work collaboratively, constantly learn challenging new things, and continue to guide audiences through experiences and persuade them to stay engaged.

I am seeking positions where I can engage with the cutting edge of modern front end technologies and continue to work on teams with other ambitious, passionate, and hard working people.

Preferred locations

  • Chicago, IL
Open to remote work

Previous industries

  • Performing Arts
  • Primary/Secondary Education

Skills

  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Currently learning

  • Express
  • PostgreSQL

Projects

A Better Way To Say That

A Better Way To Say That

Project scope time 20 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • React

This is an application to help users identify the sentiment in their submitted sentences and change the sentiment to be more positive or negative by inserting synonyms or antonyms. It accomplishes these tasks by sending the original sentence to the Sentiment Analysis API which uses an AI to analyze emotional content. Any words which are analyzed as positive or negative by the AI can be sent to the Merriam Webster API to find an appropriate synonym or antonym to replace that word in the original sentence.

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Turing Tip Jar

Turing Tip Jar

Project scope time 20 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Express
  • PostgreSQL
  • React

Application for Turing students and alumni to submit and save advice on thriving in each module of the Turing coding bootcamp

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 60 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

I teamed up with a partner to build a React app over two weeks to learn the fundamentals of React, testing React with Cypress, using React Router to conditionally render multiple views, and using express to build a microservice used for favoriting movies.

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What's Cookin

What's Cookin

Project scope time 60 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Webpack

This is a recipe tracking application designed to be viewed on a mobile device although it can also be viewed on larger screens. Users can view a list of recipes, favorite recipes, and choose recipes to cook. Users can filter recipes by tag, and can search for recipes based on ingredients or recipe name.

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