Crystal Thibodeau

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."-Henry Ford

About Me

With experience in both front and backend development, I find myself most passionate in solving a good scavenger hunt. From API integrations, Java methods and classes, CSS implementations, or just plain broken logic, there is no wall I have found that I dont have the patience to learn how to break, or build.

Aside from the hunt of the code, there is something uniquely special to me in making a website both appealing, and user friendly. At the end of the day, no matter how amazing the functionality is in the backend of an application, if there isn't a strong bridge met between the functionality and the UI, the effectiveness of what is offered to the user suffers most, in my opinion.

When I'm not working, I spend as much time away from the screen as possible, traveling, rollerblading, swimming, even fishing with the entire crew whenever possible (my husband, myself, my dog, my 7yo stepson, and soon to be newborn baby boy, too!).

Horseback riding with my sis

Morning fishing with Grandpa

Fun with the elephants



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React Tic Tac Toe

A tic tac toe game utilizing React.js that dynamically announce the users’ turn, or if the game is a draw, as well as the winner, and disables further actions without selecting “play again” from the games navbar.


A Full Stack blog that allows users to favorite or comment on posts. Admin users have the ability to edit/delete posts through a separate admin page, and all users can report a post which is sent to an admin through email servicing. This Project is currently being worked on.

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PantryChef Capstone

This site is built using the Spoonacular API, as well as a MySql database structure in an agile environment. Users can search for recipes based off ingredients, title, or category which pulls data both from the API and database.

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Coffee Project

User interface styled through bootstrap and implementing javascript to search available coffees, or add a new coffee by name and roast.

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To-Do List

Bootstrap based applications for users to make a checklist of reminders/to-do's that can be deleted or marked completed as needed.

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Picture Flip

Enjoy this UI picture flip with simple implementations of Javascript and custom CSS picture frames.

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Konami Code

Enter the Konami code - (up, up, down, down, left right, left right, B, A, Enter)! 2 additional keyboard codes live in this application for surprise views.