Brandon Held

Full Stack Software Engineer, Python, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Flask, Docker


  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Redux
  • Flask
  • Express
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Postgres
  • SQL
  • Sequelize
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Docker
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • AWS
  • RESTful APIs
  • JSON
  • Agile
  • Heroku
  • Linux

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About Me...

Hello, I am a Full-Stack Developer with knowledge of many technologies and languages such as, JavaScript, Python, React, Node.js, Flask and Postgres to list a few. Even though most of my time is happily spent as a developer either working on projects or learning new technologies and or languages, I like to think I am more than just a developer. Outside of software engineering I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, off roading, boating and exploring. Please feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn so we can have a conversion! Hope you have a great rest of your day!


Lonely Gamer
  • Lonely Gamer: Allows users to match with other gamers to play with after viewing their profiles. Was voted Best Project of the week on Career Karma and received an award.
  • Engineered stable bi-directional communication between a Flask server and the React client with low-latency by utilizing
  • Improved user experience by implementing a clean and responsive UX with CSS3 by incorporating Flexbox and Grid to layout elements on the page.
  • Created custom user authentication by implementing Flask sessions to generate an encrypted token, securing user data and restricting access to secure portions of the application.
  • Dizney-Plus: Clone of popular video streaming service disneyplus.
  • Dynamically render movie cards across multiple pages by utilizing Pug in conjunction with object oriented design principles to display queries from an Express server.
  • Effectively communicated with team members using open communications and detailed stand up meetings.
  • Accelerated seeding Node.js database by building custom script written in JavaScript to fetch data from movie API to a Sequelize seed file.
  • Allowed users to view trailers of each movie upon selection by embedding a YouTube iframe to autoplay the selected movie or show to recreate the experience of streaming the actual content.
Money Pit
  • Money Pit: Full Stack Kickstater clone allowing users to create projects for crowdfunding and to back projects donating money.
  • Designed a fully modular app using React components providing the ability to reuse components creating a light, streamlined code base minimizing deficiencies and improving the debugging process for future releases.
  • Built a database by scraping Kickstarter with an available API then seeding JSON file to deploy an immersive experience mimicking Kickstarter.
  • Designed a backend solution with RESTful JSON API architecture for clear and concise Redux dispatches to retrieve database information from the Redux state.