Nick Fehlinger

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About Me

I’m a full stack web developer with a focus on building tools for everyday use. I really enjoy building something that I know will help someone manage a real world problem and make their life a little easier. I find that I really enjoy finding ways to take back-end data and organize it and display it on the front-end in ways that make it accessible and user-friendly for the user. Finding connections between different types of data and revealing different ways to look at information are what get me really excited.

I have a background in theater and comedy and I find that there is just about nothing that the basic tenets of improv don’t help me with. The general rule for doing stand-up is to talk about what you know, and I find the key to making that work is to be constantly expanding what I know. I love to throw myself into projects in order to find new and unexpected ways to solve problems and expand on ideas.

No matter the medium, I love building things. Whether it's installing a new kitchen counter, soldering together my desk at home, cooking a meal from scratch, or renovating an antique secretery desk into a home bar. The feeling of looking at something you made with your own hands is irreplicable and that's one of the major things that draws me to programming.

Work

GIGANTIC

github

GIGANTIC is a scheduling and budgeting app for freelancers and contractors.

    Key Features:
  • Users enter gigs into the calendar on their dashboard which is powered by full_calendar.
  • GIGANTIC pulls database information as a jSON array and dynamically calculates information with JavaScript to inform the user if they are scheduled to earn enough to make their budget.
  • Built with:
    • Ruby On Rails
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • jSON
    • Bootstrap v3.3.7
    • full_calendar
    • Google Maps API
    • simple_form
    • Bootstrap 3 Datetime Picker
    • Bootstrap Tour
    • Charts.js
    • Devise

Fleet

github

Fleet is a group planning tool for travelers.

    Key Features:
  • Build a group and add your friends. Fleet uses has_friendship to build relationships between users.
  • Suggest destinations and add events to itineraries. Fleet finds the coordinates of the city you chose using geocoder and then feeds them through the Acehopper API to find events in the area.
  • Built with:
    • Ruby On Rails
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Bootstrap v3.3.7
    • full_calendar
    • Acehopper API
    • Devise
    • has_friendship
    • jSON
    • Geocoder
    • Paperclip

Scratch

github

Scratch is a cooking blog that encourages users to avoid pre-made foods.

    Key Features:
  • Users have full CRUD capabilities on posts and comments that they create themselves. They can also like posts.
  • The front page is populated with the most popular posts on the site based on likes. Users can also sort by category or search for posts.
  • Built with:
    • Ruby On Rails
    • JavaScript
    • Bootstrap v3.3.7
    • Bootstrap Carousel
    • Devise

Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Jukebox

github

Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Jukebox is a JavaScript jukebox that plays 10 different covers and mashups of Crazytown's Butterfly

    Key Features:
  • Play, Pause, Stop, Forward, and Backward buttons control the player.
  • Pulls music through a jSON request of Soundcloud's API.
  • Built with:
    • JavaScript
    • Soundcloud API
    • jSON

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