• @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.”

🔭 I am a software engineer at dutchie!

🌱 My main learning focus at the moment is Test-Driven Development with RSpec.

🐛 I'm a bookworm! Here's what I'm reading now.

💬 Ask me about Ruby, books, fish, and crafts!
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Software Engineer I

  • dutchie
  • Aug 2021 - Present

Software Engineer

  • Raise.dev
  • Oct 2020 - Jun 2021

English Second Language Teacher

  • VIPKid
  • Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

2nd Grade Teacher

  • Turman Elementary School
  • Jul 2015 - Jun 2017

Audrea's Collections

Blog Posts

19 Highlights


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.
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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