If it ain't broke...

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…Don’t fix it.

For the last view months during covid, I’ve had a ton of ideas. Fun things I could make / try. But at the front of my mind I say

“But first I should redo my website”

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Street Smart

Street Smart

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For the final project in “Internet of Things” last spring, our team created an API, web app, and Raspberry Pi car sensor. The Pi utilizes an on-board Diagnostics (OBD) interface and the Overpass API to enable in-cabin alerts when speeding is detected. All events are forwarded to Firebase, and an Express API and React App hosted on Heroku provide reports and visualizations of driving habits and vehicle health.
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Computer Comfort 2018-19

Computer Comfort 2018-19

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A quick recap of everything the executive team accomplished for the 2018-2019 year of Computer Comfort, including its complete rebranding into Device Advice.
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Hy-Vee Internship - Aisles Online Mobile

Hy-Vee Internship - Aisles Online Mobile

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This summer I helped build Aisles Online Mobile using React Native, while simultaneously working on our REST API and its GraphQL counterpart. I worked on an agile team made up of 4 devs, 1 QA, 1 UI/UX Designer, PO, Tech lead, and 1 intern (👋😄) with standards for TDD, 100% code coverage, and pair programming whenever possible. We released the app in June, and reached 3k users and $86k in grocery sales within the first 2 weeks of launch, and a rating of 4.6 stars in the App Store.
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Ben Mitchinson

Focused on code quality, learning new things, and creating effective processes for agile development. Likes to make apps that are fun to use.


Web Software Engineer @ Vail Systems


Des Moines, IA