Kristen Albrecht

Web Developer


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About Me

I am a technical and creative person that has always had a passion for building and designing things. For the first four years out of college I worked as an accountant but I eventually decided that I was ready follow my passion and get in to the technology field.

In April 2016 I completed both the full stack Ruby on rails and front end web development courses through thinkful.com. These are self paced online courses were I was paired up with a Ruby developer and Javascript developer that I met with 45 minutes a week. My mentors helped lead me though the class material as well as direct me to other outside sources that helped my learning experience. In the Rails course I Learned the basics of the Ruby language, worked through the Michael Hartl Rails book, and created several rails apps. I currently work as a contractor for Charter Communications on an internal application called SWORD that is used by the cable testers. On an average day I work on both new development and debugging.

My favorite part of web development is the feeling you get when you figure out a difficult problem that you have been working on for hours. I really enjoy challenging myself and continuously learning new things. There is also a satisfaction that comes from creating something and seeing it work.

When I am not coding I am hiking with my springer spaniel, cooking a new recipe or exploring somewhere new. I have always had a love for travel and adventure. Whether I am taking a trip across the world to visit a foreign country or just taking a weekend camping trip in the mountains, I love to get out in the world and experience what it has to offer. My favorite way to travel is without a plan. Some of my best adventures have been when I have gone to a new place and with low expectations and an open mind.

Skills


Ruby on Rails

Models, Controllers, and Views Routing, ActiveRecord validations, callbacks, associations, layouts, Bundler and Gem installation, debugging skills and the ability to read documentation

Frontend Web Development

HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery. Javascript framworks including Vue.js and Angular2. Very familiar with bootstrap as well.

Professional

Self-starter, team player, flexible, good listener, positive attitude, effective communicator, willingness to learn, critical thinker and innovated.

Other skills

Git, oracle, postgresql, linux administration, Adobe Premier, API's, HTTP requests, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Suite,

My Work


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