I'm a Software Engineer and Researcher with close to a decade of experience working in different positions in and around education. I'm passionate about using technology to improve how we learn.
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The process of directly uploading an attachment means that you are attaching a blob using the blob's `signed_id`. Read on to see how to access a blob's signed_id before the blob is attached to your ActiveRecord model instance in an RSpec suite.
Following `polymorphic_path` down the rabbit hole.
Level Up in Learning with Ariel Fogel (that's me!)
Professionally, I spend time thinking about web development, learning, and design. This space houses my thoughts on these topics, among others.
When I'm not working, I'm practicing yoga, cooking, or playing jazz.
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The Agency of Learning
Remote, 2023 - Present
I design and implement open source collaboration tools for developers using Ruby on Rails 7, Hotwire, and Tailwind. Responsibilities include design (wireframing), end-to-end implementations of features, writing design documents and other documentation, setting up CI/CD, and code review.
Remote, 2022 - 2023
Using Ruby on Rails 7, I built a fully functional flashcard application to teach surgeons anatomy. Platform includes both authoring tools to create content in addition to a flashcard game.
Lead Software Engineer
The MAGIC lab @ UW-Madison
Madison, WI, 2020 - 2022
I built a serverless augmented reality game used as the basis for four publications. Architected and managed a team of research interns contributing to the development of the platform, including performing code review on contributions
I designed analytical views reflecting business processes to be used for the company’s OLAP cube infrastructure. Additional responsibilities included building Looker dashboards to communicate critical business metrics to stakeholders througout the organization
Computational Approaches to Human Learning Lab @ UC-Berkeley
I expanded functionality of a data visualization tool enabling researchers to explore high dimensional datasets using d3.js. Managed a team of programmers building out a course recommendation system used by hundreds of students at UC-Berkeley.
Working with the CFO, I architected and led the planning, implementation, TDDing, and deployment of a critical upgrade to the company’s payments/billing infrastructure. I also worked with designers, product managers, and customer success teams to implement various student-facing and customer support features
Master of Arts in Learning Sciences
UW Madison, Madison, WI
2019 - 2022
Dev Bootcamp, San Francisco, CA
2014, "I must create my own system or be enslaved by another."
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Economics; Music
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
2007 - 2011