Kristen Wilde

Full-stack Web Application Engineer

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Skills include:

Sample work:

Subtraction App

Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, HTML, SCSS

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A game-like educational web app designed entirely by me. Tracks each user's progress toward mastering basic arithmetic, as well as time spent and problems practiced per day.

Contact Manager

JavaScript, jQuery, Handlebars, HTML, SCSS

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Allows user to input, edit, and delete contacts. Filter by tag or search by name.

Todo App 1

JavaScript, jQuery, Handlebars, HTML, CSS

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Allows user to manage items, displays lists automatically sorted by due date and completion. Pixel-perfect responsive HTML/CSS from Photoshop files.

Todo App 2

Sinatra, SQL

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Another todo app. CRUD actions for items and lists.

Sample App

Ruby on Rails, TDD with Minitest

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If I finish this tutorial project, the world will have another Twitter clone. As is, you can sign up and view four pages of seed users. Developed with a full suite of tests.

Guess-a-word

JavaScript

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Guess the word before all the apples fall from the tree. Not for mobile.

Book Viewer

Ruby, Sinatra

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Reads content from text files, performs searches using query parameters.

Command line apps

Ruby, Rubocop, SQL

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Challenge your computer to a game. Or save some recipes to your own psql database.

About Me:

Hello! I've enjoyed making websites in my spare time for several years, and am now seeking a full-time career as a developer. I'm excited to be in a field where I'll always be learning and growing.

How did I learn to code?

After trying various online courses and resources, I enrolled at LaunchSchool.com, a remote learning program which emphasizes mastery-based learning and fundamentals. This program gave me a lot of practice with skills such as systematic problem solving, consulting the docs, and debugging, and I gained a solid understanding of details such as variable scopes, closures, regular expressions, and this. I studied 20 hours per week while working part-time and completed the curriculum in 18 months.

Since then, I've explored (and built my own projects) with various frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, Express.js, React.js. I'm excited to continue learning about these tools and others, and I'm eager to put my skills to work as part of a great team.

Why do I want to pursue this career?

I have always loved building and making things from scratch (where "scratch" is just about anything: paper, cloth, wood, musical sounds, code). My love of coding began with an elective course (Web Publishing) that I took while working on my BA in music. I want to help build software that impacts the way we live in the future.

What makes me unique?

I'm a good listener and an open-minded thinker. I'm quiet by nature, and I have 15+ years of experience working with others tactfully as a violin teacher. I'm passionate about quality and I'd be an asset to any team.

Contact me:

Email me at kristen.wilde@gmail.com

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