Laura Abowd

Developer | Educator

About Me

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I'm Laura, a former public school teacher with over ten years experience in the classroom. I am super passionate about helping others and want to create positive experiences for people through design and technology that solves real-world needs.

I started my journey into programming taking night courses at my local community college. After learning the basics and successfully designing and prototyping two mobile applications, I enrolled in a full-time coding program in Tokyo, Japan.

Outside of improving my development skills, I enjoy running, reading, tending to my houseplants, and of course, eating lots of Spam for breakfast.

Projects

Southside Parlor
UX Designer + Developer

Southside Parlor is bar and restaurant located in Seoul, South Korea. The client wanted a way to highlight information about their restaurant and provide a way for their customers to order online.

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Active Social
UX Designer + Developer

Active Social is an Austin based video production company. I worked directly with the company in order to help establish their web presence. I built Active Social from scratch to feature a way to display their video content and allow users to easily connect with them.

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Classy
UX Design + Product Lead + Front End Developer

Classy is an app dedicated to helping educators create and manage their class lists. Classy allows educators to sort students into their next year's classes based on individual student needs. For this class project, my team and I completed the MVP in two weeks.

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Japan Cycle
UX Design + Full Stack Developer

Japan Cycle is a web application for users to search, sell, and purchase bicycles around Japan. For this class project, my team and I focused on building a marketplace application to serve users in the Tokyo area. We completed the MVP in one week.

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Carebook

A mobile app dedicated to helping users set reminders for medical appoinments. During this school project, we focused on the user flow and architecture of our mobile app.