Shelter Gifts App

A representation of what Shelter Gifts is all about
App Link: Shelter Gifts

Shelter Gifts makes it easy to donate directly to homeless shelters across the country by aggregating a list of items they need. The list of items come from directly from the individual shelters! The list is curated by the shelters for the communities they serve. The shelters create an Amazon Wishlist of items they need. Shelters can register for an account on Shelter Gifts and save a link to their wishlist, then the wishlist items are automatically added to the Shelter Gifts collection! The app displays the collection if items needed by all of the shelters on the homepage, where visitors can view info about each item and purchase directly from Amazon and have the items shipped to the shelter in need! You can read more about my approach to developing it here.

Developer Journal Sinatra App

A screenshot of the Developer Journal Sinatra App
App Link: Developer Journal

I built my second project, a Sinatra application, to solve a specific problem that I had (and something that other developers may have). Since I’ve been in the Full Stack Web Developer program, I’ve wanted to keep track of what I’ve been learning, see my learning/coding “streaks” and set goals for myself. I’ve used a combination ofDayOne for journaling, Quiver for organizing my notes and different iOS apps for goal tracking. Individually, these apps worked for their specific purposes, but together they were too cumbersome for what I wanted; so I decided to make an app with the features I was looking for. You can read more about my Journal for Developers approach to developing it here.

Developer News CLI App

Sample code from the Developer News CLI App
Sample code from my Developer News CLI App
This was my first project in the Flatiron Full Stack Web Developer program. The app scrapes article data from several technology websites and aggregates them. The app lets users quickly browse headlines, drill down for more information and quickly lauch their browser to selected articles for further reading. You can read more about the app here and view my Github repo here.