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Introduction

My name is Charlie Youds, and I have three passions: software, statistics, and modern web development.

 

Work experience

2015-12-01Current

Full-Stack Developer

Next Level Media Inc.

Current developing an enterprise-level statistical data software application in R and JavaScript (AngularJS + Node), predicting trends based on over a decade of data. Previously developed back-end and front-end systems for TempoStorm.com, a leading e-sports team's web site, as well as a Fraser Valley real-estate hub SelectRealEstate.ca. I lead a small team of developers to complete these goals.

2015Current

Programmer, Designer, Writer

Independent Game Design

I am currently developing a role-playing game programmed entirely in HaXe, composed with the frameworks OpenFL and Lime, as well as the HaxeFlixel library. My three-person team hopes to finish in 2018 and release a free, polished product that, with any luck, inspires others to attempt game design. I moderate a Discord channel in my down-time from this, in which I answer questions regarding this language as well as the HaXeFlixel game-design framework.

2014-062014-08

Front-End Web Developer

360 Media Inc.

Designed and developed a commercial website for a 360 Media project. I worked with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, MongoDB, and Node.js. I grew an understanding of what is necessary to create modern, approachable designs for the current customer.

2012-102015-11

IT Administrator

Gore Brothers New Homes Inc.

Performed system administration tasks including, but not limited to: server integration, backup automation, web maintenance and programming, technical support, web sales, and graphic design. Automated and increased the ease-of-use of our in-office systems.

2010-022010-09

Technical Support

Stream Global Services

Ensured a positive client experience through technical support. Answered questions regarding products as well as general inquiries and issues. Completed calls enthusiastically, as well as in an efficient and effective manner.

Languages and Frameworks

4 Years

Javascript

AngularJS • NodeJS • jQuery

3 years in both Angular and Node, 2 years with jQuery, 4 years with JavaScript in general. 

4 Years

HTML

Bootstrap • Angular Material

1 year of Angular Material, 4 years of Bootstrap.

4 Years

CSS

SCSS

2.5 years in SCSS, 4 years with CSS in general.

4 Years

Haxe

HaxeFlixel

4 years with both native Haxe and the HaxeFlixel framework.

2 Years

Java

Swing

2 years academically, 6 months spent tutoring and working as a teacher's assistant.

2 Years

C++

No Framework

2 years academically, one of which was tutoring and working as a teacher's assistant.

2 Years

C#

XNA

2 years with the XNA framework, and C# in general.

2 Years

AS3

Flash • Flixel

2 years with both the Flash and Flixel frameworks.

1.5 Years

R

Shiny

1 year academically in general R, 6 months Shiny experience working professionally with big data.

Goals

At the end of the day, my top priority is to be working in either of my three passionate fields. On the software end of the spectrum, I am able to program and design tools to help others. On the statistical, big-data end of the spectrum, I am able to harness the raw power of facts, calculations, and formulae to problem-solve. Web development sits in the middle of my two other passions, as it utilizes both the programming and design elements of software, with the calculated precision of mathematics. It is both old and new, constantly being reinvented year-by-year.

Work

I've worked on websites/applications from real-estate to gaming (even a Hearthstone deck-builder and tracker application), and now in the field of statistical analysis, with no signs of stopping any time soon.

Game Development (Echo Reborn)

This JRPG is the result of a great deal of work, some study of design, and a bunch of passionate people all collaborating together. We hope to release it in 2017 as a free product and a means of inspiring others to pursue their passions.