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, 2016Current

    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, 2015Current

    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, 2015Aug, 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, 2014May, 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, 2010Apr, 2014

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

    • Winner of two separate Microsoft hackathons.
  • Epic

    Project Manager|May, 2012Sep, 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, 2012May, 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.
  • NetGen

    Owner / Consultant|Jan, 1998Apr, 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, 1987May, 1993

    3.5 GPA.

  • Smith College

    MSW - Clinical Social Work|Mar, 19992008


    • 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.