Cody Bender

Full-stack Software Engineer

Salt Lake City, UT

Chemist turned software engineer.

Technology Experience

JavaScript icon React icon Node.js icon Git icon MongoDB icon Docker icon MySQL icon Jest jQuery icon Nextjs icon Svelte Icon Python icon Rust icon

About Me

Scientist

Graduating with a Bachelors in Chemistry from Appalachian State University, and a Masters in Organic Chemistry from the University of Utah, I am trained as an organic chemist and the scientific mindset has become a part of how I solve problems on a day-to-day basis. After learning that the daily work of a chemist wasn't for me, I found software development. This mindset has given me a focus on test-driven development, functional programming, performance and efficiency.

Maker

I am driven by the urge to create. One of the most satisfying feelings is creating something tangible, and being able to show it off to the world. I believe one of the best parts of that is doing things the right way - and being able to be proud of every little step you took. Programming has "scratched that itch" for me in a way that was exactly what I needed as a career, and I enjoy learning more about it every day. In my spare time, I am involved in the local mechanical keyboard community, where I have designed and produced several projects that involve PCB design, as well as case design and manufacturing using 3D printing.

Projects

CLICKER GAME

LotR Clicker
LotR Clicker

HACKERNEWS SCRAPER

hacker-scraper
HackerNews

PRICE TRACKER

Dealio
Dealio

TODO APP

Veggie Burger Bash
Burger

FRIEND MATCHER

Friend Finder
Friend Finder

CLI SHOPPING APP

Bamazon
Bamazon

WORD GUESS CLI GAME

Word Guess CLI
cli Word Guess

ENTERTAINMENT API CLI APP

Liri
Liri

SCHEDULING APP

Freetime
Freetime

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

Online RPS
RPS

RPG GAME

Stormlight Fight
stormlight

TRIVIA GAME

Avatar Trivia
avatar

GIPHY API

GIPHY Search
giphy

HANGMAN

OChem Functional Group Game
hangman

MECHANICAL KEYBOARDS

My mechanical keyboard designs/projects
keyboards

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