Alana Hanson

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Ruby, Python, JavaScript

Web Frameworks

Rails, Django, Sinatra


Rspec, Capybara, Unittest / Mock, Selenium Webdriver, Jasmine, Sinon, Chai

Front End

Angular, ES6, jQuery, HTML5, CSS


Postgres, ActiveRecord, Redis, Git, Heroku, Jenkins CI, Consul, Agile Methodology, Nagios, Graphite, Grafana, Sentry


Associate Software Engineer

Leapfrog Online - Evanston, IL
05/2016 to Present
  • Developing and maintaining full-stack web apps with Angular frontend and Rails/Postgres backend
  • Maintaining and building assorted Python and Ruby apps as part of our microservice-based platform
  • Building integrations with the Facebook ads API and the Google Doubleclick Bid Manager API
  • Responsible for every aspect of projects, including unit and feature test coverage, adding monitoring and alerting, and deployment
  • Worked one-on-one with manager on strategy to enhance fair hiring practices and make progress towards completely blind hiring


Dev Bootcamp - Chicago, IL
11/2015 to 03/2016
  • 19-week intensive training program for aspiring web developers, specializing in Ruby, Rails, HTML5, CSS, TDD, Object Oriented Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, Git, Heroku, and Agile Development.

Program Assistant

CharityWatch - Chicago, IL
01/2013 to 08/2014
  • Processed donations and maintained donor database
  • Managed communication with donors, charities, and state charitable registration departments
  • Wrote and edited feature articles for print and web publication focusing on financial misconduct in the nonprofit sector


Loyola University Chicago

MA, Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Northwestern University

BA, English Literature

Volunteer Work

Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services

Youth Mentor
05/2017 to present

I provide English-language help and academic and social support for a child from a recently resettled refugee family.

Girl Develop It

Teaching Assistant
03/2016 to present

Provided one-on-one assistance to students working in workshops focusing on learning command line basics and version control using git and Github.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Adult Education Tutor
09/2011 to 12/2011

Tutored adult students in ABE (Adult Basic Education) and GRE test preparation.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Reproductive Health Assistant
04/2010 to 05/2011

Scheduled appointments and answered patient questions via phone and email. Assisted in large scale effort to digitize medical records collection.