Hey there web crawler, welcome to my site. It is supposed to be half-portfolio, half-personal outlet but honestly right now it's more like a neon LinkedIn page. Depending on what you're after, you can find some projects that I've built, notes from outdated courses, or maybe even a joke or two. Eventually I'll get consistent with my blog posts, but in the mean time you can find my socials on the footer.
So anyway, welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a Software Engineer from Toronto(-ish), but working full time in San Francisco. At work or not, I like building things, and websites are a pretty lit place to keep and share those things. Hopefully some of the stuff here gives you a good look at the guy hiding behind the fancy CSS. Quick run down:
name: "Leander Rodrigues",
school: "University of Waterloo",
program: "Nanotechnology Engineering",
reason: "thought science was neat",
'but why do you code now': "because labs broke me",
location: "San Francisco, CA (probably)",
Yeah so I didn't go to school for Computer Science like the rest of the UW alumni in the Bay Area but I see that as an absolute
mistake win. Learning things online is pretty nice, and surprisingly easy. But honestly this is what I meant with how this site kinda feels like a LinkedIn at times.
It's my site, I wanna talk about me. What's the point of having a site if not to stroke your own ego with snide comments and self-deprecating humour. If I sound interesting, or you're future me, re-reading this later to see what past me though was 'representative' of his entire being, check out my about me page.
As for the rest of this fancy site, I write some things, take some notes, and sometimes build stuff. If you like what you see, and decide I've passed the first gauntlet, check out my digi-resume or shoot me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP (maybe)!
As part of an effort to grow the integrations platform at Sentry.io, I led a project to develop and realistic example app to serve as a reference for developers.
An VSCode theme based on the colour scheme used at Sentry.io!
For our Engineering capstone, a couple friends and I put together a prototype for a bio-metric vein authentication scheme, in our efforts to combine hardware, software and nanotechnology. It was kinda like a Vein-based MFA Yubikey, check out the demo video!
After all those explosions, I've finally finished re-watching the Infinity Saga's films (2008-2019). Here's the definitive list for how those movies compare against one another, with some helpful tiers as well.
I'm sure a 'beginner's guide' indicates that have some sort of authority but that's just silly. I don't actually know what I'm talking about, but I just started playing DnD 5e, and I want to talk about it
My personal review of The Last of Us Part II. It might be biased, it's probably wrong, but it's genuinely what I think of the game and how I've been thinking of it these past few days.
Yep, we finally went through with it and released a podcast. Were still amateur, and not that funny, or interesting or good, so you probably shouldn't listen to it.
You know how sometimes, links are like way too long and ugly for you to even want to click them. Well I had that problem too, and spent far too long building a web app for a solution. Gotta say though, this guy is pretty nice 👌👌.
An online store where you can buy overpriced street wear and even post your own products for sale! Made with a hyper modern stack, with actual credit card processing! I even wrote some tests for this bad boy. 👚Stay Fresh👗
Oh man, Jordine gave me this really cool poster for my birthday with 100 different classic films on it as scratch-off tiles. Boy howdy am I excited to demolish this thing.
A pun that evolved into an actual project. Do you get it? Pre-Vue-r! Because It's built in Vue.js! I thought of it in the shower, and built it out in a day 👌👌
A helpful command-line tool I published to the NPM registry which allows you to interact with some of Twitter's functionality without touching a web browser.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to turn spin up a Minecraft server from your old laptop, or even just a separate terminal? It's surprisingly out of the box, just follow these steps!
A pretty one-to-one clone of Hacker News with accounts, posting, and voting. Built entirely from scratch, without any template/starter files!
A simple demo game I built while trying to learn Unity along with C#. It was exported to use the Unity Web Player via WebGL and honestly, I gotta say it looks pretty spicy - 🚀💥😊
A zero-player game evolution game to simulate Conway's Game of Life. Best part: Dark mode!
A catalog of delicious restaurants for you to view, review and add to! It's built with Node, and serves templated views directly from the server! 🍴🥗Hope you're hungry🥞🍗