Lauren Riddle

Software Developer

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About Me

Before deciding to pursue a career in software development, I was attending college to acquire an Associate degree in Computer Networking, while working as an Administrative Assistant. I have always been the person that everyone in my family comes to for their technological needs, and I love the challenge of figuring out why a computer isn't working properly. Because of this, I thought I wanted to spend my life troubleshooting hardware and software computer issues, which would give me the perfect balance of sitting at a desk, while still having the opportunity to get my hands dirty every day.

However, after I graduated college, I had to make a decision about the direction of my career path. I took classes on HTML, CSS, SQL, and MIT App Inventor when I was in college. The more I learned about programming, the more I found myself being drawn towards it because of the abundant possibilities for career growth in the industry, the daily opportunity for practicing my problem solving skills, and the satisfaction that comes from being able to write code and watch it come to life in the form of a working application.

When I heard about Nashville Software School, it sounded like an amazing opportunity to learn about something I love and turn it into a career that I will enjoy for a lifetime. I took the plunge and applied for the program, and I have loved every minute that I've spent programming ever since.

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My
Experience

  • May 2020 - Present

    Dollar General

    Software Engineer I

    • Write well-designed code for new and/or existing applications.
    • Execute well-documented unit test plans.
    • Provide regular support for existing programs and procedures (7x24).
    • Assist with system level user testing, documentation, and training.
    • Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices.

  • September 2019 - March 2020

    Nashville Software School

    Software Developer

    Intensive full-time 6-month software development bootcamp
    Anchoring learning with both individual and team-based projects, this bootcamp covers React.js, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3 in the first 3 months, and Python, Django, and SQL fundamentals in the final 3 months.

  • August 2017 - May 2019

    Volunteer State Community College

    Computer Information Technology - Networking - A.A.S.

    14 courses in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Networking
    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
    • Dean’s List and Honor Role for four consecutive semesters (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019)
    • 4.00 GPA
    • Used the following technologies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18, LabSim, MOAC Labs Online, Simnet, and MIT App Inventor.

  • May 2017 - September 2019

    Tate Ornamental, Inc.

    Administrative Assistant

    Administrative assistant to the plant manager of the Millwork Division
    Duties included creating schedules and requisitions for materials needed, performing weekly inventory on stock items and keeping stockroom organized, reconciling employee timesheets using ADP, generating ETAs on incoming material using QuickBooks, collaborating with teammates to ship packages, order material, and locate product.

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    My
    Projects

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    Technologies

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    REACT

    Experience creating single page applications using the ReactJS library.

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    JAVASCRIPT

    Knowlege of Javascript fundamentals and experience building single page applications with vanilla JS.

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    HTML5

    Well versed in use of HTML5 syntax to build webpages and apps.

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    CSS3

    Experienced with CSS concepts and integrating them into projects, such as Hapi, Nutshell, and Daily Journal.

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    BOOTSTRAP

    Used Bootstrap on various projects to style cards, navbars, buttons, and more.

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    GITHUB

    Used for collaboration with teammates and project management with issue tickets.

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    NPM

    Experience installing NPM packages and integrating them into various projects.

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    VISUAL STUDIO CODE

    Utilize Visual Studio Code daily to create React, Javascript, Django, and Python applications.

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    REACT BOOTSTRAP

    Used to style forms, cards, navbars, and more on several projects, including HAPI and Nutshell.

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    WEBPACK

    Used Webpack to bundle Javascript files on projects, such as Daily Journal.

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    GIT

    Implemented in projects for version control to manage source code history.

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    Python

    Created Python classes to serve as "templates" for data being retrieved with SQL queries.

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    Django

    Used the Django framework to create views, templates, and integrate python models.

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    SQL

    Created SQL queries to retrieve, edit, add, and delete data from databases.

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    TablePlus

    Utilized TablePlus to test SQL queries that were used to manipulate databases.

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    Contact Me