Kat Belle

Nice to meet you, I'm a software developer.



Most people call me Kat, I like to build things out of code.
I graduated in December 2018 from Hackbright Academy
and the rest is history.

Once upon a time I was a Philosopher. I received my BA and MA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and The CUNY Graduate Center, respectively. I worked as a Professor and taught courses in Logic, Ethics, and East Asian Philosophy. It has been exciting to use my background in logic to write impactful code and solve problems. In my spare time I study Japanese and capture Brooklyn with my vintage film cameras.


Programming Languages

  • Python
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQLAlchemy
  • PostgreSQL

Frameworks/ Libraries

  • Flask
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Jinja
  • Sass

Industry Tools and SKills

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Command Line
  • Pair Programming


Boba is a popular milk-tea based tapioca drink originating from Taiwan. I built an app using a Flask framework that allows users to locate cafes that serve boba.

Without signing up for an account, users can find nearby boba stores based on their current location using the geolocation feature. This feature uses Javascript to make a call to Google Maps API and renders a map of boba stores with clickable custom icons.

Users can find boba shops using the manual search box by typing in a city or zipcode. When a new location is picked, a React element updates to show the names of the boba shops displayed on the map. On the back end, a Jquery Event Trigger updates the code to display the new boba shops.

Users can create an account to contribute ratings to the boba community. Once a user rates a boba shop, their rating is then averaged with other ratings and updated using a PostgreSQL database. The result is then displayed to the user.

Contact Kat Belle Hartling

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