About

Me:

Hi. I'm Russ, a MERN software developer.

Ever since I've learned to use robots I've always enjoyed programming. It is extremely satisfying because I enjoy solving problems and seeing things come to life.

Outside of coding, I'm often found geeking out about emerging technologies.

Current Ongoing Projects:

Znayti

Date Started: 12/02/2019

I started refactoring my Znayti project using Test Driven Development (TDD). I'm currently refactoring the backend completely. I will be using SQL(Postgres) for the database, adding users to the site, and using GraphQL for my API's instead of REST.

You can track my progress on my GitHub repo.

Portland Junior Developer Website

Date Started: 02/01/2020

I decided to volunteer my time and help the Portland Junior Developer meetup group rebuild their website in Gatsby. I'm working with a group on this project and looking forward to working with group on this.

You can track the progress of the website on their GitHub repo.

Projects

Slack Clone - Project Manager

This project clones the popular communication app, Slack, using the MERN stack.

Motivation: During our first group meeting, one of our members suggested a live chat app. Cloning Slack was brought up and we stuck with it and ran.

I joined a Chingu voyage to get the experience of working in an Agile work environment. I had 6 sprints with 3 other team members to complete this project. We had meetings every week regarding the project.

Tech Stack:

React

Node

MongoDB

Express

Passport

JWT

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript

socket.io

Image of Slack Clone app

Znayti

Znayti will help Russian speaking users locate Russian speaking businesses so that they will be able to communicate in a language that they both understand clearly.

Launch Date: In the near future.

Motivation: Whenever I'm trying to find a business that can do the same job cheaper I sometimes turn to the Russian speaking community, but trying to locate the right business is a little hard because most of it is word of mouth.

Tech Stack:

React

Node

MongoDB

Express

Passport

JWT

Mocha

Chai

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript

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Hike Carpool

Hike Carpool is a blog dedicated to helping hikers find other hikers that have room in their cars when they are going hiking or even share when they have room in their cars.

Motivation: Whenever I want to go hiking I usually have open seats in my car, and am always open to the idea of meeting new people on hikes.

Tech Stack:

Node

MongoDB

Express

Passport

JWT

Mocha

Chai

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript

Image of Hike Carpool app

Late Night Coffee and Tea Search

It is 8 pm and I want to find a coffee or tea house that is open late night within a 5-mile radius of my location.

Motivation: I was tired of looking for places to get coffee late at night only when to click on the location to find out that it is now closed.

Tech Stack:

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript

Leaflet

jQuery

Image of Late Night Coffee Tea Search app