Catherine

Catherine Kwak

Full Stack Web Developer

About

I'm a Full Stack Web Developer who is passionate about writing modular, tested, maintainable code that anyone (even me 6 months in the future) can easily read and understand.

I've always loved building and using technology to streamline whatever I'm working on. As a community manager and a foreign language teacher I've used my knowledge of the web to build tools for communicating with a large community and interactive lessons to engage students.

In both roles I've relied on my ability to break down complex topics into understandable chunks - a skill that's translated to picking up programming and software design concepts quickly, pair programming, and working within a team in a Scrum-flavored Agile workflow.

I also enjoy solving algorithms like The Two Egg Problem and Finding Products of an Array.

Projects

Reddit Visualizer

See it on: GitHub - Live

A big data app that uses the Reddit API to visualize an interactive graph of subreddits and their connections.

Read about how it was built on Medium.

Collaborators

Anthony Fuentes, Christian Carey, Felipe Suero, Jonathan Popenuck

Technical Highlights

Ruby on Rails, Reddit API, PostgreSQL, RSpec, JavaScript, AngularJS, D3


Fideligard

See it on: GitHub - Live

A stock portfolio simulator built as a single page Angular app.

Technical Highlights

JavaScript, AngularJS, UI Router, NoSQL data modeling, Multi-view states, Single page app


Danebook

See it on: GitHub - Live

A social network app. Sign up to create a profile, upload photos, add friends, and make posts.

Technical Highlights

Ruby on Rails, RSpec, FactoryGirl, Capybara


Yes, Chef!

See it on: GitHub - Live

An app for personal chefs to simplify meal planning and manage customers. Chefs plan their menus including order deadline and order delivery dates then invite their customers to sign up and place orders.

Collaborators

Alexa Anderson, Christian Carey, Jonathan Popenuck, Sampson Crowley

Technical Highlights

Ruby on Rails, Amazon S3, Devise authentication, Figaro, Paperclip


Park Mapper

See it on: GitHub - Live

A mini app for finding nearby parks in San Francisco. Search and filter by park grade or size. Sign up to save favorites.

Technical Highlights

Ruby on Rails, ActiveRecord, SF Open Data API