James H Bush, Software Engineer

Let’s Program Together

Life In Ecuador

I took a nontraditional path to engineering: Law/Education/Software. The Iron Yard helped me take that final step. I’m a social collaborative team member, energetic intelligent problem-solver, and continuous lifelong learner. I’m determined to succeed and have a tenacious work ethic.

Projects

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hAppen

I built this 30-day challenge app to develop healthier habits. It combines Harvard psychology research with Seinfeld’s ‘don’t break the chain’ calendar. Read my articles about the MVP concept and the process of building it.

With hAppen users upload a photo every day with an online form, email, or text message. I used Twilio API for cellphone uploads and configured Sendgrid Parse API for email uploads. Cellphones are authenticated with Authy API. I built email authentification with Rails ActionMailer and Sendgrid. Read the code on GitHub.

Open Now

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Sock-o-rama

E-commerce website built collaboratively with Ruby on Rails. The site uses Stripe API for secure transactions. Read my article about building it. Read the code.

Nifty Gif

Single page webapp for sharing gifs. Images load into DOM with asynchronous AJAX JavaScript. The code is on GitHub.

Current Skillset

Ruby on Rails

JavaScript

GitHub

jQuery

Bootstrap

PostgreSQL

CSS, LESS, SASS

HTML5

MiniTest

Consume and Build APIs