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Launa Bodde

Full-Stack Web Developer
Seattle, WA
Full stack developer with true full-stack experience. At any given moment, you will find me in curl, telnet, ssh and other ancient but efficient CLI tools. I develop, manage and deploy multiple server types on a daily basis. I build UI/UX.

Work Experience

Physicians Insurance

Software Engineer

Apr 2016 - Current

Full stack web developer on a team of two. Responsible for development and maintenance of legacy systems (primarily XML/XSLT and vanilla Javascript). Also developing new web application for dynamically rendering forms with complicated form logic both for internal and externally-facing clients.

  • Rebuilt and re-architected internal web forms on legacy document management platform that allowed us to speed up development time by a factor of 3:1.
  • Requirements gathering, tech stack selection, architecture, design, and coding for web application that will dynamically render forms with complicated form and business logic.
  • Server build and management for Linux/Apache/IIS. Extensive use of VMs, Docker and Vagrant.
  • Back stack: Javascript, Python, PostgreSQL, Oracle
  • Front stack: Angular, vanilla Javascript, XML, XSLT, JSON.

Avisys, Inc. for Amazon

Aug 2015 - Current

Full-stack web developer for audio-visual company contracted to Amazon. Building internal and customer-facing (meaning Amazon employees) web apps for data visualization, metrics, and support ticketing. I am the sole developer for this company so I architect, design, develop, and manage the entire stack utilizing the internal Amazon build and deployment tools and AWS.

  • Migrated existing javascript app to Ruby on Rails through deployment in less than 3 months. Rewrote the entire code base from the ground up offering hardened servers, better security profile, improved UX, and saving estimated at $50,000 in infrastructure and personnel costs.
  • Designing and building custom CMS in Ruby on Rails utilizing Refinery. This will replace a python/Plone CMS. Allowing for improved maintainability, custom functionality, custom UI/UX, shared servers. Saving company server costs and development time. Customer-facing editing will be improved as well.
  • See skills for list of technologies used on a daily basis.

Graduate Coding Dojo

Developer / Teaching Assistant

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Fast iteration and focused learning while absorbing new technologies and developing useful projects. Completed the challenge of learning 4 full stacks of web development in 3 months.

Projects Completed:

  • - E-commerce platform built on AngularJS and Django.
  • - User Dashboard (think Facebook) built on MEAN stack with
  • - Data Bagel data visualizations utilizing web APIs, MEAN stack, D3.js and Chart.
  • - Multiple smaller capstone projects built on LAMP stack, MEAN stack, Django, and Ruby on Rails
  • Built complete web app, front to back, from scratch, in under 4 hours in both MEAN stack and LAMP stack.
  • Built pixel-perfect web page from UI mock-up in under 2 hours.

Teach for America

Special Education Teacher

Mar 2014 - May 2015

Took time off to teach for America!

  • Special education teacher in Phoenix, AZ. A full 80% of students achieved 2 full years of academic growth over the course of one year as evidenced by NWEA test scores.

Bohemian Parent

Developer / Founder

Aug 2010 - Apr 2014

Building educational and parenting apps. Apps built on Javascript and C# stacks.

  • Winner of two separate Microsoft hackathons.


Project Manager

May 2012 - Sep 2012

Project manager for large-scale HIS implementations. Primary client was large teaching hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.

  • Introduced and implemented Agile methodologies for rapid iteration during build out, decreasing man hour requirements by 10%.
  • Managed Radiant and Cardiant team on 500M+ implementation.
  • Data scrubbing and validation for greater than 40K records for large hospital in Maine.
  • Provided go-live support for three events.
  • Preparation and delivery of executive-level preparations for clinical readiness and validation sessions.
  • Scored greater than 95% on both Radiant and Cardiant certifications.

Adobe Systems, inc.

Project Coordinator

Feb 2012 - May 2012

Contract position brought in to implement Agile project management methodologies and jump start stalled IT projects.

  • Analyzed and optimized global dial plan and DID numbers for domestic and international offices. Created telecom savings estimated at $10000/month.
  • New Telecommuter IT Project: Executed gap analysis of current to future state; created and developed wireframe, web-site mockups, interactive presentations, and customer-facing documentation to lead new telecommuters through signup process. Required multifunctional and distributed team coordination.
  • Corporate Acquisitions: Analyzed current state workflow for telecommunications and developed future state workflows utilizing Visio and event-process chain methodology.
  • Guest Wireless Access Project: Implemented Kanban board and agile methodology for guest wireless access implementation project. Provided initial project planning, task assessment and assignment.


Owner / Consultant

Jan 1998 - Apr 2008

Owner and consultant providing project management and document management services for large architecture, construction, and logistics projects. Certified construction contract administrator.

  • Managed documentation coordination for large mining project (Pebble Mine) with over 20,000 documents at inception. Moved files from hard copy to Sharepoint site.
  • Project planning and logistics for mining deployment contract with budget in excess of $10 million.
  • On call 24/7 for critical incident response. Responded to minor oil spill site and managed man camp and response.
  • Project manager for architectural contracts for project budgets from $80,000 to in excess of $50 million.
  • Ghostwriter for published book on heart disease in women for a cardiologist at UCLA. Ghostwriter for several consumer-oriented business books for a human resources consultant. Wrote numerous medical and scientific research projects/papers for clients.


University of Alaska, Anchorage

BBA Marketing

Aug 1987 - May 1993

3.5 GPA.

Smith College

MSW Clinical Social Work

Mar 1999 - 2008


  • Servers: Apache, Node, NGINX, proxies and full servers hosted on AWS with VIPs and auto-scaling groups.
  • Back stack: Ruby, Node, Python, Django, Rails, Postgres, DynamoDB, mySQL, Redshift, Oracle. Data normalization, building databases, syncing data sources.
  • Middle stack: REST APIs with JSON, XML, CSV, SQL.
  • Front stack: Ruby on Rails, Angular, React, jQuery, vanilla Javascript, AJAX, XML, JSON.
  • Test-driven development: rSpec, Cucumber, Karma.
  • CLI: Lots of time here. Curl, telnet, ssh, bash, grep in both Ubuntu and RHEL (VM).
  • Build and Deploy: Utilize Amazon's internal tools. Each app/site has multiple environments. Utilize git extensively.
  • Languages: Ruby, Python, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • MVCs: Rails, Angular, Code Igniter, Django.
  • Docker, Vagrant.