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Brett Jones

Back-End Engineer
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About me

Teamwork makes the dream work. I have lived most of my life by this statement and whether it be through sports, career, or educational experience. As a software developer this is at the forefront of my actions. I aim to apply myself to cohesive teams that work towards creating accessible technology for everyone. Collaboration has become something that is like an appendage to me, it’s comfortable and always present.

Software development has given me the opportunity to continuously learn. I became attached to this industry because there is always room to grow and improve. I have found many wonderful people that share this mindset in this industry and I look forward to learning more from them all.

Sustainability is a core value of mine and I apply that to all factors in my life. Whether it comes from taking care of my garden, helping in the community, or reducing energy costs. My goal is to work towards more sustainable processes as a software developer. I aim to help with what is within my reach. I encourage others to be the best they can be so together we can work towards a sustainable community.

Preferred locations

  • Boise City, ID
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Machinery
  • Restaurants

Skills

  • Atom
  • Bootstrap
  • Chrome
  • Continuous Integration
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • Heroku
  • LinkedIn
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Slack
  • Trello

Currently learning

  • Django
  • GraphQL
  • Python

Projects

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 50 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Created a backend application that exposed forecast, image, and travel time data. Added user registration and login functionality. Exposed multiple endpoints to output current, daily, and hourly weather forecasts by location. Implemented an image search endpoint for a specific city and travel time with a forecast on arrival. Consumed the MapQuest API, OpenWeatherMap API, Unsplash API, and Open Library API with CRUD functionality. Exposed an API that required an authentication token

Code Repository
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Future Seeds

Future Seeds

Project scope time 120 hours
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Tools Used

  • Continuous Integration
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

The Ruby on Rails backend application that connects with a React frontend application that allows users to store data about themselves as users, their seeds, and their garden journal entries to reflect on their gardening techniques and improve their future garden.

  • Utilized queries and mutations through GraphQL.
  • Created and maintained a documented README for easier communication with front-end team
  • Used continuous integration(Circle CI) along with Heroku deployment
  • Formed a GitHub organization with a single project board for both front-end and back-end teams
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Rails engine

Rails engine

Project scope time 50 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby

Exposed a RESTful JSON API with CRUD functionality. Implemented test driven development with RSpec along with a test suite written in javascript through Postman.

  • Used serializers to format JSON responses
  • Edge case testing coverage
  • ActiveRecord queries for business logic
Code Repository
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