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Abbey Jackson

iOS Developer , Abstract Painter 

Curious, motivated, passionate and driven iOS developer with a keen eye for detail and concern for high quality work and full testing. Enjoy working directly with clients, being a part of planning and new feature development, and being on a great team of developers from multiple disciplines. 

*this CV available online at www.visualcv.com/abbeyjackson (Blue text is clickable)
* or if you prefer Stack Overflow CVs: stackoverflow.com/users/story/5032318

I have multiple written endorsements for iOS available on  LinkedIn

Technical skills

IOS SDK:

  • Swift 2, Swift 3, iOS SDK, Cocoapods, Parse, Core Location, Core Data, Background services, Objective-C, Realm, Local and Remote Notifications, Reactive Swift, MVC & MVVM

SOFTWARE & LIBRARIES:

  • XCode Git, SourceTree, PostMan, AFNetworking, Alamofire, SourceTree, Cocoapods, KIF, Google Analytics, Crashlytics, New Relic, XCTest

GENERAL SKILLS:

  • Continuous Integration, Agile Workflow, REST, JSON, API's, Debugging, Functional UI Testing, Unit Testing, Collaborative Feature Development, App Architecture

Major Projects

App Store Releases

Takl - The "Uber" for chores, on demand home services app matching customers to providers.
http://www.takl.com/about

  • Over 100K downloads from the Apple AppStore while the project was under my ownership
  • Heavy integration with a backend
  • Provider location tracking, notifications, background services
  • Initially on a team of three, then as lead developer working with the clients' own junior iOS developer. Swift

Built For This Baby. A companion healthy recipe app for a woman's pregnancy
http://builtforthisbaby.com/ios-app/

  • Recipes are revealed to the woman throughout her pregnancy via notifications
  • Backend managed by self hosted parse server
  • Lead on a team of two. Swift 
         *sourcecode available upon request

Tax Refund Calculator (name confidential). Streamlined single view tax return estimation app.

  • Clean one page interface using advanced swift enums
  • Team of two. Swift

Early Work

Danger Tree Assessment. On site danger assessment and reporting app for BC Wildfires first responders, digitizing the current lengthy paper based process. Lead initially on a team of two, eventually solo developer, bootcamp project. Objective-C
     *sourcecode available on Github

Canuck Autism Network Incident Reporting. Incident reporting app for use by CAN volunteers at community events. Completed during a charity hackathon, solo developer. Objective-C.

Yoga Sol Student Sign-InA self service student sign in and payment iPad app for a yoga studio in Minneapolis. Lead on a team of two. Objective-C.

Open Source Contributions

Guide to XCode's UITest. Comprehensive write up on the at the time undocumented UITest

Thundercats and SwiftCats (not yet released). Cocoapods containing common helper functions, open sourced to the community by Metova.

Awesome iOS Learning Resources. Github repo of learning resources such as courses, podcasts, communities and blogs

Anxiety Research. Demo app integrating Health Kit with Research Kit

Work experience

2016Present

iOS Developer, Intel Corporation, NDG Group (Vancouver, BC)

  • Reactive iOS app development with MVVM set up 
  • New project architecture design, component and controller design
  • Consume internal API and communicate with offsite team to identify bugs
  • Assist my team with learning new architecture patterns and functional frameworks.
20152016

iOS Developer, Metova (Franklin, TN -- remote)

  • New project development in Swift, legacy project updates and bugfixes on Objective-C projects
  • Involved with new developers via mentoring, code review, and writing training documents
  • Organize monthly hangouts for the remote workers where we talk about topics relevant to our unique work situation and am the unofficial greeter of all new remote workers.
  • Contribute to company blog and cocoapod publications
2015

Junior iOS Developer, eBuyNow (Victoria, BC)

  • Built functional test suite using the KIF framework for a large international IoT security app.
Dec 2011Present

Abstract Painter, Self - Employed Artist

  • Funded by grants from Vancouver Foundation
20042015

Infant and Toddler Specialist for High profile families

  • DONA trained Post Partum Doula with specialized experience and expertise in the behaviour of newborn-36months.
20092012

Social Media Volunteer for Community Arts Council of Vancouver, ArtStarts in Schools, and @ArtsVancouver

  • Planned and executed social media campaigns
  • Increased engagement and follower counts
  • Designed and implemented training programs for volunteers and staff
20032004

AutoCAD Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba

  • Assisted instructing, grading, and advising first year Engineering students

Education

2015

iOS Development Diploma, Lighthouse Labs (Vancouver, BC)

  • Full-time iOS Development bootcamp in Objective-C
20092010

Foundation Year, 2D & 3D Art, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (The Netherlands)

  • 2D painting, life drawing, 3D model making, print making, photography
20062007

IFR Air Traffic Control, Nav Canada (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Radar training (classroom, simulator, and live on the job) for control of IFR commercial and military aircraft enroute and on decent to landing.
  • Excelled, made it the furthest of my class of 20. Ultimately resigned because I was happier earning less working with kids.
20002004

Mechanical Engineering Courses, University of Manitoba

  • Excelled in AutoCAD, thermodynamics, physics (mechanics), critical thinking (logic). Left without degree to pursue Air Traffic Control.