Haley Mnatzaganian

Software Developer

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Hey there! I'm a developer who loves writing in Ruby and creating work that matters.

My Work

Screenshot of Vegme app


  • Edamam API Integration
  • Data-transer object for JSON parsing
  • Setup admin role & hidden admin features
  • Tests using RSpec


A plant-based recipe search engine built using TDD and a third party API.

Screenshot of Counter Threat app


  • Logic to determine move obstruction
  • Check, checkmate & stalemate
  • Pusher integration for live gameplay
  • Single-table inheritance for piece classes
  • Piece model and several specific pieces
  • Tests using RSpec

Counter Threat

A live-updating chess game application built using TDD and Pusher.

Screenshot of ifme app


  • Custom devise_invitable solution to accept a comma-separated list of email addresses to invite multiple people by email
  • Custom devise_invitable solution to show the name of invitation sender in invitation email subject line
  • Tests using RSpec


Open source app to share mental health experiences with loved ones.

Screenshot of HappyLibs! app


  • First Java app built using Spring MVC, Tomcat, and Maven
  • String formatting to incorporate user inputs into instances of stories


A simple MadLibs™ replica built using Spring MVC and Maven.


Q&A With Yours Truly

Q: You have a degree in neuroscience? What does that have to do with software?

A: I pursued a degree in neuroscience with the intention of serving others through medicine. After discovering my love for programming, I realized this career path offers the same opportunities to serve people, with the added bonus of getting to troubleshoot highly varied, complex issues. I love getting to use my science background, which taught me how to create innovative solutions in a rapidly evolving field with few clear answers, to serve my clients.

Q: What do you have to offer that other developers don't?

A: I know how to ask the right questions for the situation – whether I'm finding the source of a bug, researching how to use a new technology, or designing the architecture of a new project. These skills combined with my love for people empower me to communicate well both internally and externally to construct solutions that not only satisfy clients, but excite them. Not to mention, I make a mean peanut butter cup cheesecake.

Q: So, what's next?

A: I'm looking for a developer position where my skills can be both fostered and challenged. I'd love to work as a part of a team that values collaboration and mutual encouragement. I strongly value work-life balance and am looking for a company that shares that view. Ultimately, I want to contribute to meaningful products that make the world better.

See My Resume

Q: What do you like to do when you're not programming?

A: You can usually find me cooking a new recipe, hiking with my husband and my dog, reading, or playing board games with friends.

Favorite Books of 2017

Current Favorite Board Games

  • T.I.M.E. Stories board game

    T.I.M.E. Stories by Manuel Rozoy (Space Cowboys)

  • Mage Knight board game

    Mage Knight by Vlaada Chvátil (WizKids)

Contact Me

Now that you know about me, I'd like to get to know you!
Email me at haleymnatz@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!