Audrea Cook

  • @audthecodewitch
  • Software Engineer I, dutchie
  • she/her
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
🔮 Hello, friends! 🔮 ❓ My name is pronounced “Odd-ra.” You can call me Aud. My pronouns are “she/her.”...  
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2021

Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Built a Rails Engine
Learning In Public
Learned a new skill
+ 1
This week, I built my first Rails Engine! Basically, they are a super cool way to house an app within an app. I love that I'm learning something new at dutchie every day!
Software Engineer I, dutchie
Sep 11, 2021
Sep 11, 2021
Completed aquarium maintenance
The plants in Dev's tank got a haircut! I also added a big chunk of java fern that I stole from my 20g tank.
Sep 09, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Published a blog post
In case you haven't noticed, I'm obsessed with Polywork. Here's how I'm using it to make networking less... painful.
https://codewitch.dev/my_lifes_resume
Aug 29, 2021
Aug 29, 2021
Got witchy
Read Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe
This was my second August entry for my 2021: Witchy Reads StoryGraph challenge. I gave it 2.5 stars, mainly due to it's repetitive story-telling nature. While a lot of the anecdotes were quite touching, listening to one after another got a little dull. 


Aug 25, 2021
Aug 25, 2021
Merged first Pull Request
Learning In Public
Failed in public
+ 1
After a few fits and starts, I finally merged my first PR at dutchie! While the PR was some simple refactoring and rearranging of files, it was a great way to get my feet wet and interact with the codebase.

I also may or may not (I did) introduce a bug that broke production for a minute. I guess that right of passage didn't take long!

New things I learned about include:
  • Tracking my progress with Jira
  • Documenting my thought process in the company wiki (Confluence)
  • Who to bug when I (inevitably) break something
  • How to make a hot-fix
  • Just how kind and supportive the entire engineering team at dutchie is 🥰

Software Engineer I, dutchie
Aug 13, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Survived my first week
One week as a software engineer at dutchie is on the books! We had a few hiccups (my work computer got lost in the mail and didn't arrive until Thursday), but it was overall a fantastic week.

Now that I've met the team, completed orientation, and finally got my local environment set up, I'm so stoked to take on this new challenge!
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