Alison Thiel devCodeCamp Alumni

Relocation:  No – Milwaukee Metro or Remote
Availability:  Immediately


  • JavaScript
  • Mongoose
  • MongoDB
  • Express.js
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • APIs
  • Git/GitHub

Alison Thiel


10-Day Final Project

My final MERN Stack Capstone project focuses on pleasing the avid bookworm by having all the information they need for their previous reads and the next reads at their fingertips. This idea was inspired based on my own needs, as well as those around me, where you often are required to leave a review to track books that have been read, even when you would prefer not to.

In this project, I used Google Books API to retrieve book data including the title and author, description, book image, and average rating to create an interface for the user that put any detail they would need at their fingertips. The web app provides the ability to search for new books, see recommendations for the next read, leave a rating and/or comment on each book, as well as add it to the user’s individual bookshelf.

Watch my video presentation of this application below.

Hire Me Because…

I am a self-motivated and dependable individual who is always looking forward to opportunities to grow my skill and learn more. With my previous management experience in fast-paced environments, I pick up on skills easily and make a great team member, while being able to perform successfully individually and in team environments.

Passion For Programming

I am most passionate about all of the opportunities in what is possible in the world of technology, whether it is learning new languages, creating a wide variety of applications, or simply being able to gain knowledge by solving each and every problem you run into.

Three Words About My Professional Qualities

  • Dependable – Produces consistent work and will always put in the effort
  • Resourceful – Able to use resources around me to perform at my best
  • Self-Motivated – Driven by my own success and desire to be a lifelong learner

Three Words That Describe The Best Role For Me

  • Teamwork – Great working with others
  • Independent – Productive and motivated working individually
  • Challenging – Keeps me engaged and learning more throughout my career

Watch My Capstone Presentation

A 10-day sprint that starts with each students’ idea. They are responsible for architecting this application, researching and learning any new languages or technologies to complete it, and build the final project. Since this is their crowning achievement during our course, instructors are very hands-off during the lifecycle of the development of their capstone.