Full Stack Software Engineer

Located in Redmond, WA

About Me

I have always wanted to learn everything about anything, and I decided I want anything to be the endless space of software engineering. Software engineering has been on my mind since high school - I wanted to be an engineer to solve problems and create new things. In college, I chose to major in mechanical engineering to work on robots. I led a combat robotics team during my 4 years, and found that I enjoyed the software and automation side of robotics. Since then, I’ve been figuring out a path into software engineering.

Dawn's blue and purple combat robot

I took an unconventional route after college, choosing to experience the work force outside of engineering. I wasn’t sure where my career was heading, but I decided working as a recruiter would help me gain perspective on the technical industry as a whole. My favorite part of being a recruiter was talking to engineers all day about their careers and current projects. Recruiting for over a year brought my fascination back to software engineering, and I had finally saved enough money to continue the pursuit of software in a bootcamp.

Dawn's blue and purple combat robot

Through Flatiron School and my own projects, I’ve built full-stack applications in Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, and Node.js. I’ve worked with multiple database technologies, and I have created secure user authorization. My projects are all hosted on Heroku, and the code bases are public on my github. I continue everyday to learn new concepts that can be transferred to any tech stack. I'm currently looking for a full-time job, internship or project and I am available immediately.

Projects

Blue Square Live Project

React/Redux App with Rails API

  • App for browsing and saving ski resorts using google maps api
  • Rails backend for saving user data to postgreSQL and authorizing JWT tokens
  • Redux for maintaining current user information across the application
  • Photo storage on Google Cloud Services and integration with active storage on Rails

Impressionable Live Project

Javascript with Rails Backend

  • Single page social media web app to share audio impressions of famous quotes
  • Set up a rails RESTful API with active storage and PostgreSQL to store user data and audio files
  • Used the Web Audio API to record, save, and play audio impressions using javascript

Real Time Chat App Live Project

Node Application

  • Node based chat application using express and socket.io
  • Allows for users to chat in different rooms, and share locations through the browser

RoastNToast Live Project

React App with Rails backend

  • React app with react routes where users can upload pictures and post comments
  • Used JWT with rails for user authentication, and postgreSQL for storing user data

WikiFriends Live Project

Full Ruby on Rails

  • Social media-ized wikipedia, users can login, search wikipediaAPI, comment and like articles
  • Implemented authentication for users, and persisted data between sessions using SQLite

Contact

Email: dawncronin7@gmail.com

View Dawn's Resume on Google Drive