fail fast

grow with the community

afraid? do it anyway

♥ adrenaline

♥ San Diego

♥ Bender

be agile + make cool stuff

Visit Paul's Planner
Check Out Our Code

Built with: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, and Bootstrap

Gems include: FB OAuth, Rolify, Devise, Paperclip & CanCanCan

Paul's Planner

Inspired by one of our bootcamp instructors who documented all student progress in a handwritten notebook, we sought to provide him with a web app that would allowed him keep track of tasks and meetings.

My personal contributions consisted of:

  • implementing the ability for students to schedule meetings with teachers
  • making UX improvements that involved making indexes easily usable and assuring members within a cohort easily identifiable to other members
  • providing graphic design elements and assuring UI consistency throughout the app
  • refining permissions and controlling access for different users
  • behavior-driven development with Capybara and Cucumber

Process:

Our team was able to maximize our performance using Agile development: daily morning scrums and code review at the end of the day. Our team greatly valued making sure everyone was on the same page and shared goals. It was a special experience for me because it opened up my eyes to how a team can find resolution and be more productive as a result.

HoursLogger.com

Used: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL, and Bootstrap

Worked with: Stripe API

HoursLogger

During my internship with D&M DevCo, I had the challenge of restructuring payment processing on their Hourslogger.com Rails app which uses Stripe API. Keys things I absorbed from working with my advisors Drew and Matt Haines are a healthy attitude for finding simple solutions (i.e. when not to use Javascript), creating legible code, good habits in workflow, and thoughtful considerations on user experience.

Mina always finds a way to impress me. She is organized, reliabled, friendly, and gets the work done!

Mina changed the pricing scheme for one of our apps, HoursLogger. Instead of 3 price plans ($9, $99, $299), she made it so we charge $9 per user. Mina successfully updated our Ruby on Rails app and navigated the Stripe API. I am fully confident in her skills and would recommend her for any web project!

- Drew Haines Co-Founder, CTO at DevCo/ HoursLogger/ Soxy

GeniesCenter.com

Used: JS, CSS, HTML

Genies Center of Educational Excellence

Prior to this website, Genies Center had zero online prescence. I consulted with the owner to develop a website that not only provided information about his services, testimonials, and educational programs but also served as a platform where tutors could send their job application and resumes.

BrattleboroTango.org

Used: Bootstrap, CSS, HTML

Brattleboro Tango

I had the great opportunity of giving this organization's website a makeover. The redesign of this website aimed to visually represent the goal welcoming those interested in Argentine Tango and provide information a mobile-friendly website.

Before
After

Mina offered our small arts non-profit a beautiful, elegant multiplatform website. She developed it quickly and was super responsive - what a pleasure to work with her! I'm so pleased with our new site.

- Sally from Brattleboro Tango

Hello! My name is Mina.

My Developer Tool Set

languages = [

,

,

,

]

frameworks = [

,

,

]

software = [

,

]

testing = [

rspec

,

"capybara" ]

development = [

,

,

"Agile" ]

database = [

,

]

View Album

About

I hail from the beautiful land that is San Diego, California. As a math tutor for five years, I turned to programming not only to automate repetitive tasks needed to prepare learning materials but to also demonstrate to my students how math concepts are still worth learning. I found myself at San Diego's first programming bootcamp LEARN Academy in the summer of 2016. I am excited about developing educational tools and helping social-impact organizations have the platforms they need to meet their goals.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Collaborative Work

"If I can listen in a healthy way, I don’t need to drop out and give up the insights my team deserves."

-Jean Tabaka

Sharing is Caring

Click to learn more about my contributions
to Paul's Planner

Click to learn more about my contributions
to HoursLogger.com

Click to learn more about
my work on GeniesCenter.com

Click to learn more about
my workon BrattleboroTango.org

Look forward to hearing from you!

mina.chuong@gmail.com