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Multilingual, Multi-talented Software Maven

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In 2013, I stumbled into the world of software and it's been a thrilling journey ever since. While residing out of state and working as a secretary, a company spotted my resume on a job board and invited me to interview for a junior development role. I was initially skeptical, (I joked that all I could do was update a MySpace page), but they recognized my proficiency in foreign languages and believed they could teach me to code. Although I absolutely bombed the technical interview, my future boss saw potential and told me he saw a working brain at play. They specialized in a healthcare abstraction software written in Smalltalk and it unlocked a part of my brain that I didn’t know existed — something creative and analytical and puzzle-y and I was hooked from word one. I worked with them for about a year before circumstances led me back to North Carolina to be with family. I knew I would never have such luck again, I enrolled in night school and pursued a software apprenticeship. In 2019, I made the decisive shift to a programming career, a choice that has become the pride of my life. Professionally, I am a passionate software engineer specializing in Ruby/Rails, driven by the challenge of solving complex problems with innovative solutions. I am dedicated to maintaining high code quality and ensuring long-term maintainability while approaching new features with a focus on fundamental design principles. Demonstrating confident ownership of my work, I strive to deliver projects with speed and accuracy. I thrive in both collaborative team environments and self-directed settings, embodying a lifelong student mindset, always eager to swiftly learn and master new technologies.

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Full-Stack Developer | Laravel, Nuxt JS

👋 Hi there, I'm Farid, an enthusiastic Junior Full Stack Developer with two years of hands-on experience in the dynamic world of web development, specializing in Laravel and Nuxt.js technologies. 🌐 On the front end, I have honed my skills in crafting engaging and responsive user interfaces with Nuxt.js. I'm passionate about transforming design ideas into interactive web applications that are not only visually appealing but also provide users with intuitive and enjoyable experiences. Attention to detail is my mantra, and I'm committed to creating pixel-perfect designs. 💻 On the back end, I've been gaining expertise in using Laravel to develop web applications that are both robust and scalable. From building APIs to managing databases, I'm continually learning and growing in server-side development. I prioritize security and efficiency in my coding practices to ensure that applications run smoothly and securely. 🛠️ I have experience with the entire software development life cycle, from conceptualization to deployment. I'm eager to learn, adapt, and collaborate with others to tackle new challenges and deliver high-quality solutions. Staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices is important to me, as it allows me to continuously improve and provide value to every project I work on. 🚀 My goal is to leverage my technical skills and passion for development to contribute to meaningful projects. Whether it's helping to build web applications, troubleshoot issues, or assist in optimizing existing systems, I'm committed to making a positive impact. 📈 As a Junior Full Stack Developer, I am eager to learn, grow, and collaborate with experienced professionals in the field. If you're looking for a dedicated developer who is eager to contribute and expand their skills in Laravel and Nuxt.js, I'd love to connect and explore how I can be a valuable asset to your team. Let's chat and see how I can assist in turning your ideas into reality. Feel free to reach out to discuss any opportunities or projects you have in mind.

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A passionate developer able to handle complex tasks regardless of less experience in number of years.

I embarked on my journey in the world of software development two years ago, as an intern at a small Edtech startup. At the outset, my role primarily involved tackling small UI-related tasks. However, fate had other plans for me when I learned about the need to optimize the Zoom Web SDK, built with ReactJS, to align with our company's specific requirements. The catch? I had no prior experience with React. Nevertheless, fueled by my passion for problem-solving and armed with documentation and the wisdom of the StackOverflow community, I dived headfirst into the challenge. My determination paid off, and I successfully optimized the Zoom Web SDK, a pivotal achievement that led to my conversion into a full-time employee. This experience taught me that adaptability and a willingness to learn are key traits in a developer's toolkit. As my career unfolded, I found myself working on a diverse array of projects. From crafting compelling landing pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to delving into user analytics and fine-tuning our campaign strategies, I embraced every opportunity for growth. My journey took an exciting turn when I ventured into Ruby on Rails development. I was tasked with enhancing the user experience of our student and teacher management portal. In this role, I reimagined the platform's UI, engineered RESTful APIs for seamless resource access, and introduced innovative features such as certificate sharing. Integrating third-party APIs like Zoho Invoices, aiSensy, and Zoom Meetings added depth to my skill set. One of the milestones that stands out in my career is the successful migration of our Rails application from version 5 to 6. This process not only honed my expertise in Rails but also provided valuable insights into the intricacies of AWS EC2 and AWS S3, enriching my toolkit further. In summary, my journey as a developer has been a testament to my adaptability, problem-solving prowess, and relentless pursuit of knowledge. I am passionate about crafting elegant solutions and delivering exceptional user experiences. My unique blend of skills, ranging from UI design to API integration, positions me as a versatile developer ready to tackle diverse challenges. I thrive in environments where innovation is encouraged, and I look forward to contributing my expertise to projects that demand creativity, efficiency, and a commitment to excellence.

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An early addition to the team that built Giant Eagle’s online grocery shopping app growing from $0 to over $500 million in annual sales in a few short years.

I began my journey as a software developer by quitting my job as a Mechanical Engineering Project Manager in the commercial HVAC construction world to teach myself how to code. I decided to move to South America where I spent my weekdays locked in my room teaching myself to build RESTful apps with Ruby on Rails backends and React frontends. I then moved back to the States, settling in Austin, Texas, where I got my first professional Software Engineering gig as a full-stack software engineer for Moove-it, an engineering consultancy specializing in fast and beautiful applications to help companies get a leg up in their respective industries. There I worked on a handful of different projects interfacing directly with the customers, working on agile teams to build frontend applications with React, Angular, Typescript, and other technologies. I also worked with Node.js to build some small internal projects. After my time with Moove-it, an opportunity arose to work with a fantastic engineering company called Hatched Labs where I worked primarily on the backend grocery API built in Ruby on Rails. I spent about 4 years helping to launch, maintain, and build new revenue-increasing features for the Giant Eagle grocery store chain's online shopping and delivery application. Giant Eagle boasts upwards of 211 stores across 5 states in the northwest United States. We built their exclusive shopping platform from 0 to over $500 Million in annual revenue through our application. We also went from 0 to over 400K monthly active users. Throughout this journey, the values I have learned to prioritize in my work and in the environments I seek out are: Learning and teaching mindset Doing things right IS doing them faster (in the long run) Diversity drives quality Always start from the customer's perspective and work back from there I think that engineers and companies that prioritize these things make better products because we are always improving ourselves, raising the ceiling of what is possible, minimizing our mistakes, increasing efficiency, and ultimately, meeting needs with innovative solutions. When these things are happening, I get really excited because it creates a sense of drive and purpose that is much more fulfilling (and fun!) than just completing a task for the sake of the task. This is how my path has shaped me as an engineer so far and I am incredibly excited to start the next chapter with a motivated team that likes to build cool things together and hopefully make the world a little bit better, one line of code at a time.

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Experienced Full Stack Developer with Expertise in Ruby on Rails, Delivering Scalable and High-Performing Web Solutions

🚀 Unveiling My Developer Journey 🚀 Greetings! I'm Bruno Leite, a seasoned Full Stack Developer with a passion for crafting elegant and efficient web solutions. My journey into the world of development started with a fascination for technology and a curiosity to explore its limitless possibilities. 🏆 Milestones That Define Me One recent milestone I'm particularly proud of is my role in optimizing the performance of a complex web application, reducing page load times from 8 seconds to a mere half-second. This accomplishment demonstrated my expertise in identifying and solving intricate problems, a testament to my commitment to delivering top-notch user experiences. 📚 Eternal Student of Tech I'm a firm believer in lifelong learning. In addition to my extensive experience, I've recently delved into the world of microservices and domain-driven design, aiming to build even more scalable and maintainable systems. The excitement of exploring new technologies keeps me driven and passionate about my work. 💡 Passion Beyond Code While I thrive in the technical realm, my true passion lies in the intersection of technology and human experience. I'm deeply committed to creating web applications that not only function flawlessly but also resonate with users on a personal level. My focus on user-centric design sets me apart in crafting solutions that go beyond the ordinary. 💪 Unique Skills That Define Me What sets me apart is my ability to dissect complex requirements into manageable components, making development more efficient. I'm well-versed in SOLID principles, DDD, and TDD, ensuring that quality is at the core of every project I tackle. 🌟 Ready to Elevate Your Web Experience I'm here to take your projects to new heights. Whether it's optimizing performance, designing intuitive user interfaces, or architecting robust backend systems, I'm equipped with the skills and dedication to turn your vision into reality. Let's create something exceptional together!