Esther Leytush
Web Developer

I'm a front-end-leaning web developer with a love for building clean, quality code. I'm comfortable with the whole stack, but I prefer building out user-facing features and working with JavaScript. If your organization needs self-starters who don't need their hands held, who are coachable, driven, and take personal ownership, you're speaking my language and I'd like to learn yours. 

Back-end: Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL
Front-end: JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JS libraries, HTML, CSS, Jekyll, Bootstrap, Materialize, Angular.js, SASS/SCSS, Grunt
Testing: RSpec, Jasmine
Else: Heroku, git & Github, bash/shell, Docker, Vim
Dev Bootcamp
Full Stack Web Development 2016
Immersive 19-week full stack web-development bootcamp teaching Rails-based development.
Queen Mary, University of London
MA Renaissance and Early Modern Studies 2013
Immersive research, mastery in specialist sphere, publication-level writing, original thesis.
Stony Brook University
BA English 2011
Calculus, Psychology, 3.6 GPA.
Open Source Contr.

Use a recursive algorithm and HTTP calls to pull in all comments from a passed Reddit URL and return as array of hashes.


Oauth engine/plugin gem, authenticating users through Dribbble, with no dependencies.

Jekyll site aggregating web development resources for students new to programming.


A seed application for starting a new Jekyll site, including project structure and asset management with Grunt.

Web Developer | The Bacon
Oct 2016 to Current

  • Work closely with CEO, CTO, and other team members to identify and code solutions for issues, features, and updates. 

  • Handle everyday bug fixes and meet feature requests, such as creating new Jekyll blog on our app.

  • Technology: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery/AJAX and additional JS libraries + plugins, HTML, HAML, CSS/SCSS, Jekyll, git & Github, Sifter

Mentor | Dev Bootcamp, Codecademy
Sep 2016 to Current
  • Support learners as they go through the 3-month bootcamp-lite Ready Program by holding 1:1 mentoring sessions with learners, working through code together, and providing guidance.
  • Create and deliver video seminars on topics such as setting up a development environment, getting started with CSS, and more.
  • Technology: HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript, git & Github, CLI, programming fundamentals

Dev Bootcamp: 

  • Support web development students by helping debug code, making suggestions, conducting code reviews, and answering questions.
  • Put together and run breakout sessions on topics like "Building your first gem".
  • Technology: Ruby, Rails, Sinatra, ActiveRecord, SQL, bash/shell/CLI, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, React, HTML, CSS, git/Github, algorithms and data structures, OOP design, principles and conventions, building and consuming APIs, debugging tools and methodologies

Software Development Contractor | MarryMapp
Jul 2016 to Sep 2016

Worked on beta product redesign, collaborating closely with CEO and senior developers.

  • Work with issues involving the front-end user interface, back-end API, and database. Add pages, fix logic, expand models, add and augment HTML&CSS, redesign URLs and params, debug and fix errors, update documentation, integrate outside libraries, add UI features.
  • Technology: Angular.js 1.x, JavaScript ES6, Coffeescript, HTML, CSS, SASS, Node.js, Postgresql, Docker, Wordpress, Vim, Bitbucket, Asana

AngelHack (June 18-19, 2016) · Won "Best Use of Haven OnDemand's API" with team.
RubyRemoteConf (June 22-24, 2016) · Speaker, "Enter By Bootcamp"
Rails Camp NYC (July 10, 2016) · Speaker, "Avoiding N+1 Errors"
WindyCityRails (September 15-16, 2016) · Speaker, "Enter By Bootcamp"
Women Who Code Meetup (since June 2016) · Teacher and speaker at various events
Dev Bootcamp (since September 2016) · Panelist and speaker at various events
NYC.rb Meetup (Oct 2016) · Speaker, "Avoiding N+1 Errors with Rails"
NYU Startup Week Hack Days (Nov 2016) · Speaker, "Introduction to Ruby and Rails"