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alexlsalt/README.md

Hey, hi, hello! I'm Alex 👋


I'm a self-taught software engineer with a background in customer support, freelance web design, and teaching English in a French high school. At the end of 2019, I left a truly wonderful job in customer support within a 100% remote and distributed startup to teach myself how to code on a full-time basis after first dabbling with HTML and CSS in my free time. At the beginning of 2020, I found myself at my laptop with a blank slate of GitHub commits that I wanted to start filling in as soon as I could.

Over the course of this year, I've done quite a lot including teaching myself JavaScript and React, building several fun and interesting projects while using the skills I was simultaneously learning (a wonderful and exciting experience to say the least!), submitting my first hackathon project, giving my first talk at a tech-conference (CodeLand:Distributed), and even launching a podcast for other creative women who code!

I'm definitely a major self-starter, and I'm at my best when I have a handful of interesting projects to work on. As a web developer, I've always considered myself to be at the intersection of creativity and logic - viewing the code I write as a truly worthy vehicle of pursuing my creative impulses and indulging my undying sense of curiosity and love of learning.

My current tech stack: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript ES6, React/Hooks, Firebase Firestore, Firebase Authentication, HTML/CSS, TailwindCSS, Git


  • I’m currently working on deepening my skills in Ruby and Ruby on Rails!
  • 🌱 With each new issue I work on for my job, I feel like I have the opportunity to really take a deep dive into a new aspect of Rails, so I'm really loving that!
  • 💬 Ask me about life as an expat in France, what I'm reading at any given moment, being a self-taught developer, starting (and finishing!) any creative coding side projects, and my wiener dog named Nelson.
  • 📫 How to reach me: LinkedIn
  • 💻 Take a gander at my portfolio here.

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  1. So You Think You Can France is a resource for American teachers in France to find information about cities in France. Built using React and Firebase Firestore. Deployed with Netlify.

    JavaScript 2

  2. wellbean Public

    Wellbean is an app I created to help users stay in contact on a consistent basis with their loved ones. With the ability to add contact names and to choose a relative frequency, users will be notif…

    JavaScript

  3. reddit-dog Public

    React app using the Reddit API to pull latest posts for different types of dogs. Deployed with Netlify.

    JavaScript

  4. Ladies Code Collective is a community of creative coding women. Productivity and collaboration for coding ladies who crave the dedicated time to bring their creative projects to life.

    HTML

  5. This is the home page of an email newsletter I started to give parents and kids fun and unique ideas for activities to do at home during self-isolation

    CSS

  6. Website built with React that randomly generates an expertly-sourced budget travel idea when main button is clicked. Note: To view project code, please make sure you're viewing from the Master branch.

    HTML

424 contributions in the last year

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Contribution activity

November 2022

46 contributions in private repositories Nov 2 – Nov 25

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