The Flatiron Final Countdown

Andrew Julian
2 min readDec 19, 2022


The goal of this post is to introduce a series of posts that will center around the design and development of my Phase-5 Project, the capstone for the Flatiron School Software Engineering Bootcamp.

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This project tests student in the abilities to create a full-stack, single page application, that utilizes a React fronted and Rails backend.

There are other criteria, such as integrating data management with Redux or useContext, as well as the inclusion of a skill from outside the curriculum. Yet, the value is the option for a full creative scope in the development of an idea from concept to production.

The specific quantity of posts in this series will be dependent on the progress and hurdles that I experience while creating the application, but a few you can expect are:a

  • Planning the Design and Creating the Proposal
  • Setting up Roles and Permissions for Users
  • Creating the Main User Experience
  • Adding a User Chatroom Feature
  • User Testing and Feedback for Final Product Feature Refinement

After the implementation of all elements in a given phase, I will publish a post. For example, the first post will come after the project approval. In addition, I will also try to include other media such as videos or images.

This final project is a great chance to catalog my application development experience, as well as share insights gained through the process of creating the application from scratch, while exploring new content.

Follow my posts on Medium at Andrew Julian or via my GitHub for the project code at:



Andrew Julian

Software Engineer creating products for a values aligned human experience.