Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

A Death by the Data

April 2019: A data visualization presented with Django-Chartjs and powered with an ElephantSQL PostgreSQL database. I started with a Kaggle data set examining character death times throughout George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and, through my own research, classified manner of death and updated character nobility stats. From there, I normalized my database into third normal form and uploaded my data from CSV files. Line and bar charts then allow the user to explore the relationship between death, socioeconomic class, and gender in Westeros.

View the live site or visit the GitHub repo.


April 2019: An application for a curated gift box service. I built this app over the course of two days with Joshua Vance, Neftali Valdez, Emmanuel Asu, and Chase Ross as part of a Django hackathon based on a UX case study and prototype by Jaime Goff. Neftali and I predominantly worked on the back end, and by the end of the two days we created a fully-functional REST API across our five models.

Visit the final GitHub repos (front end and back end).


March 2019: A full-stack CRUD application written with the MERN stack. I collaborated in daily scrum sessions with Cathy Le and Wesley Scholl (Konjo) to divide tasks in a feature-branching Git workflow. In particular, I built the search functionality by iterating over an array of Pet objects looking for matching substring matches. Additionally, I was responsible for writing much of the backend API and eventually launching it to Heroku.

View live app or visit the GitHub repos (frontend and backend).


February 2019: A full-stack CRUD application written with Express/Node.js and MongoDB, then rendered with Handlebars. I was inspired to build this application after graduating from college and leaving behind my chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. I wanted a way to track the big/little lineages that were continuing to grow after I left, and while pondering I realized that this would be an excellent exercise in linked lists. Each Sister object is linked to one other Sister object (her “big”), and by iterating up and down the line I can determine bigs, littles, grandbigs, and beyond.

View live app or visit the GitHub repo.

Valentine Generator

February 2019: An npm package built with Express to randomly generate valentines. Admittedly, this little app came about when I realized that Valentine’s Day was two days away and I had not planned anything for my partner, Sam. He is also a software engineer, so I wanted to make something to show him how much I had learned just four weeks into my web development immersive program. The app simply generates a couple of random numbers to reference two arrays: one with pictures of us and another with terrible math and computer science pick-up lines. Valentine cards ensue.

Install a local copy or visit the GitHub repo. I also wrote an article on Medium that goes into a bit more depth about the program design.

What the F*NT?!

February 2019: A web-based font trivia game built with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I’ve always enjoyed playing with different font faces in my projects, so this was a fun way to test my typography and JavaScript skills simultaneously. I’m particularly pleased with the two separate decks: depending on which option the user selects, I set a variable in local storage for either “serif” or “sansserif.” The game page loads a deck of font questions depending on that variable value.

View live app or visit the GitHub repo.