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My foundations year at Holberton is coming to a close and what better way to recap it then by talking about my end of the year portfolio project. My team’s mission was to create a professional social network where software engineers can find jobs while also making connections. Breaking into the tech industry can be difficult and my team wanted to create an app that can help alleviate some of that burden. Our project is called Kanvas.

The Team

The team consisted of Erika, our Project Manager and DevOps, Kevin, our Full Stack Engineer, and myself, the Frontend Developer.

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Whenever I think of the name Kanvas, I chuckle a bit because of how it got its name. Erika and I were just bouncing ideas on what our project should be called, we wanted it to be something that didn’t sound too complicated but also expressed the vision and creativity we had in mind for the project. Then Erika thought of calling it Canvas, but there’s already an app with that name out there. Thanks to some prior research I did about coming up with a good brand name, I found that a common tactic to thinking of a good brand name was to purposefully misspell or replace a letter in an existing word. And that was how we came up with the name Kanvas. But now the misspelling serves a purpose. Erika, Kevin, and I really value collaboration and kindness. We wanted the K to represent a core value that each of us value and share. …

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Issue Summary

It was the end of a surprisingly tiring work week at Data Center X located in New York City. To celebrate their hard work, the security team at the data center decided to go to a local bar for happy hour a little after 5pm. While they were away an intruder managed to sneak into the data center and proceeded to set the data center on fire with his flamethrower.

Meanwhile on the other side of the country in San Francisco, in the headquarters of Company YZ there were still many employees coding away. One of the software engineers at the company recently finished her 10 minute break and decided to get back to work. As she sat down at her desk, she proceeded with her normal routine of SSHing into her container to continue writing tests, but she couldn’t access it. Initially she didn’t think much of it, but when another engineer that also returned from his break tried to SSH into his container, he couldn’t and that raised her suspicions. Both engineers were stumped as to why they couldn’t access their containers, even after checking the internet connection and rebooting their machines, so they brought the issue up with their SRE. …

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when you enter a website URL into your internet browser? If you never did, that’s okay it’s not something most people would concern themselves over, but considering you’re reading this you must be one curious person. Well hopefully by the end of this article your curiosity will be satiated.

URL

For starters we’ll be using the url https://www.holbertonschool.com

About

Ariana Bibiano

WebDev in the making 💻, lifelong learner 🌱

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