Amy Victoria Shackles

When I realized that software was going to make my former career obsolete, I decided to learn software engineering before the software could be engineered to replace me. I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, a passion for mentoring, and the drive and ambition to continuously improve.

Open Source Contributions

Beej’s Guide to C Programming


Lisp Interpreter in C – Oct 2018 – Present

Lisp Interpreter in C is exactly what it sounds like – a Lisp interpreter written in C.

– Utilized the mpc parser combinator library and followed the Build Your Own Lisp tutorial to create a Lisp language
– Defined a grammar and implemented the code necessary to parse symbols, numbers, strings, S-Expressions, and Q-Expressions
– Expanded the capabilities of the Lisp interpreter by loading a standard library on startup
**Tech used: C, mpc parser combinator library**

contractAlchemy – Sep 2018 – Present

contractAlchemy is a point of sale application for independent contractors to keep track of contracts and create invoices for jobs.

– Spearheaded back-end development, creating database models and quieries, and implementing Stripe API integration
– Contributed to the development of the front-end, including the implementation of route-based code-splitting
– Authored project documentation
**Tech used: React, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, and Django, with SendGrid and Stripe integration**

PairMe! – Jan 2019

*Won Best Overall Application – Student Voted in Lambda School 2019 Winter Hackathon*

PairMe! is an application meant to connect students who need help with people willing to give it. It adds a slackbot to your workspace that automatically sets up users and matches people based on topic, giving both the mentee and mentor a Slack notification to indicate that a match has been found and with whom.
**Tech used: React, Node.js, Express.js, SQLite, Firebase, Slack API**


  • Accessibility
  • Bootstrap
  • C
  • css
  • debugging
  • Deployment
  • Django
  • Express.js
  • Git
  • GraphQL
  • HTML5
  • Javascript
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • React.js
  • Redux
  • web design
  • Workbox


April 2018 - October 2018

Certificate at Lambda School

Completed 6+ month computer science program with an emphasis in Full Stack Web Development.

August 2007 - May 2011

Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Washington State University

Secondary major in Anthropology


October 2016 - January 2018

Quality Assurance Lead at Allegis Transcription Services

– Led a 4-person team responsible for performing QA of over 200 contractors quarterly
– Conducted 1:1 meetings with individuals falling below quality standards to walk through assessments and provide mentorship
– Trained new members of the Quality Assurance Team

September 2015 - October 2016

Quality Assurance Assistant at Allegis Transcription Services

– Verified the accuracy of insurance transcripts
– Advocated for changes in QA policy to allow for priority escalation
– Created and maintained spreadsheets to track performance

August 2007 - January 2018

Freelance Transcriptionist at Self

– Balanced academic, entertainment, corporate, and insurance contracts to provide strict, smart, and clean verbatim transcripts
– Conducted research on industry-specific terminology to ensure accuracy
– Coordinated with clients regarding project scope and expectations

  • Updated 4 years ago

To contact this candidate email

Contact using webmail: Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook