Professional Focus

JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ajax, Interaction Design
Learn more [3] about me and my work

Tech speaking and community involvement

  • Wrote a workshop curriculum for teaching web programming basics to absolute beginners, and ran the first of such workshops in Berlin.
  • Have spoken at conferences and meetups. For slides of talks, see Speaker Deck. For details, please see the incomplete list at Lanyrd.
  • Co-curator for JSConf EU and Berlin.JS.
  • Created the speaker resource weareallaweso.me.

Employment

September 2011 – Present, Frontend Developer and Interaction Designer

SoundCloud, Berlin, Germany

  • Frontend development and interaction design for internal and customer-facing web-based adminstrative tools.

March 2011 – August 2011, Freelance Web Developer

Self-employed. Operating as précis, Berlin, Germany

  • Free-roaming / idea-having / experiment-making

January 2009 – February 2011, Web Application Developer

klug newmedia, Berlin, Germany

  • Lead frontend developer of a multi-instance CRM written in C#, utilizing XSLT and Ajax.
  • Design and implement other web-based applications and website extensions.
  • Perform business process analysis prior to application specification.
  • Specialize in: intuitive frontend design, with focus on cross-browser compatibility.

January 2008 – December 2008, Web Application Developer and Consultant

Self-Employed

  • Developed and maintained web-based applications and site designs for a variety of clients

March 2007 – December 2007, Continuous Improvement Analyst

Direct Energy Essential Home Services, Markham, Ontario

  • Performed business analysis and process design
  • Created and improved operational processes to impact profitability
  • Performed quantitative analysis on process efficiency and cost
  • Performed ad hoc quantitative analysis to assist in decision support

January 2006 – March 2007, Web Application Developer

E-Gate Communications Inc., Toronto, Ontario

  • Developed web-based PHP applications and site designs, both for in-house use and for clients.

April 2003 – January 2006, Information Systems Coordinator

Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA), Toronto, Ontario

  • Developed web-based applications for managing content and for content distribution
  • Evaluated and improved processes to reduce errors and increase productivity.
  • Migrated several websites from ASP to PHP to improve performance, and allow for easier maintenance.
  • Maintained and developed reports for in-house MS Access database.

May 2002 - Jan 2003, Draftsman and Land Surveyor's Assistant

H. Piller Corporation Limited - Land Surveyors, Toronto, Ontario

  • Created draft plans and performed various types of land surveying.
  • Quickly learned—and then analyzed, questioned and improved—established procedures.

June 2000 - Aug 2001, Engineering Research and Development Co-op Student

JDS Uniphase (formerly E-TEK ElectroPhotonics), Markham, Ontario

  • Created and maintained calibration and testing software suite for the Research & Development department.
  • Streamlined processes by eliminating human interaction for repetitive tasks.
  • Adapted software to be more robust and user-friendly.
  • Performed statistical analysis on production variables. Presented findings to management and senior production staff with recommendations regarding procedures and materials.
  • Recognized as an efficient troubleshooter, and was often called upon by both production personnel and R&D peers to identify problems in testing and calibration set-ups, despite limited experience with the technologies.

Supporting External Links

  1. [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Applied_Science
  2. [2] http://engsci.utoronto.ca/
  3. [3] http://tif.ca/projects.html