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my_location Science Fair Findermore_vert

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My first App ever! This app comes from my stint at working at a great organization in DC that put on the International Science fair every year. While there, we had wanted the feeder fairs to be easily searched and found on a map. Working with their data I did just that here! check it out!

My Responsibilities

I thought of and designed both the front and back end of this application. Since I had a large data set from my old employer I had the unique challenge (on a first project) of manipulating the data to work for my needs. I had to work with a geocoding site to find the latitudes and longitudes of the given cities, make that data into JSON and then create my own database to query. Also working with Googlemaps API was a lot of fun.

Technologies used

NodeJS, Express, MongoDB, Mongoose, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, JSON, GoogleMaps API, ejs, CSS, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Google Fonts, bcrypt

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Vagabond is a travel blog application where users can post about many different cities and where you can look at this information from several different views. This was my first group project and my first true foray into Ruby on Rails. Rails is a lot of fun and this group worked together really well.

My Responsibilities

On this project I concentrated on the front end and UX of the site. I'm particulary proud of the parallax effect I was able to make by hand with CSS.

Technologies used

Ruby on Rails, Git/Github, Bootstrap, SASS / CSS, Erb, BHM GoogleMaps Gem, bcrypt, PostgreSQL, Heroku.

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Ever wanted to know about the history that can be found around you? Or be part of a community of historians that marks historical places for others to know about? Look no further! This application was a group effort.

My Responsibilities

On this project I worked mostly on CRUD routing, erb views, making new events, the navigation logic and adding some animations. Since this was a group project I think our biggest challenge was making sure we worked together and were also out of each other's way to reduce merge conflicts. Thank goodness for github! Also, I got to do a lot of work here with erb views and routing in ruby which was great.

Technologies used

Ruby on Rails, Git/ Github, PostgreSQL, erb, Google Maps, AJAX, Divise, Geonames API, Geolocation, Geocoding, jQuery, Heroku

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Quiz wiz keeps your flashcards for you and helps you organize them into decks. I've been helping out at the computer history museum and while there i've had to memorize information about different exhibits. The idea for this app came about when I kept losing the index cards I had prepared and wanted a way to organize information about different exhibits on the go. I also wanted a simple idea to get to use some fun AngularJS with. Go ahead and make a profile or use the following credentials to login: username: User1 password: quizcards

My Responsibilities

I thought of and designed the front end of this application, created it using AngularJS and then integrated Parse to use as a backend. I really wanted this app to be mobile first and very interactive. Parse was much more finicky with Angular than expected but it was great practice using their platform.

Technologies used

AngularJS, Parse, UI-router, Javascript, Html, CSS, animate.css, Bootstrap, Git/Github

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I love making beautiful things that DO something. Its that simple.
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Extras
Let's see what we can make together!
Tongariro crossing in New Zealand
 

About Laura

A Colombian from Georgia, I grew up with feet squarely in two different cultures. I studied Religion and Spanish at the University of Georgia on a Hope Scholarship, graduated Magna Cum Laude and then left to teach english to preschoolers in Seoul South Korea. When I moved back I landed in Washington D.C. and worked for a while with a wonderful science non-profit called Society for Science & the Public. It was there I realized that I sincerely wanted to work online. I created dozens of alumni pages for the Science Talent Search and then later aided with the UX for their website re-design. Since then, I moved west to San Francisco to dedicate myself fully to making websites and wonderful user experiences.

For fun I like to travel and to experience different cultures and FOOD. I'm a compulsive picture-taker and love to document everything. I also enjoy crafting and MAKING all kinds of things.

Skills
Languages:

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, SASS, Python, Spanish, English, some French, elementary Italian & Korean

Frameworks / Libraries:

Node.js, Express, Rails, AngularJS, JQuery, Bootstrap, Materialize

Databases/ Database Tools:

MongoDB, Mongoose, PostgresSQL, Parse

Technologies:

Git/GitHub, Heroku, AJAX, JSON, Drupal, Bower, Bcrypt, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Raiser’s Edge, Hobson’s, NetCommunity, Raspberry Pi, Erb, Ejs

Other Skills

Photography, Photo editing, Content creation, Social media, Customer Service

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