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Jesse David

Community  Manager/ Web Developer/ User Research/ Teacher


Excited about this fourth technological revolution we're in and being at the forefront of creating the future.

Work experience

July 2017October 2017

Community Partner Manager


Piloted a brand new strategy to create community partnerships across Canada and the U.S on the Riipen platform. 

° created content for landing page send outs
° measured analytics on conversion rates
° created user personas to understand our start-up community
° measured user engagement using tools such as Hotjar
° formulated new strategies to reach the startup community
° researched strategies such as the inbound methodology 
° conducted outreach to potential industry partners through Growbot email campaigns
° formed partnerships with accelerators and co-working spaces
° hosted Lunch & Learn events to promote Riipen to community partners
° conducted demonstrations for potential university partnerships

Increased Usability and improved User Experience on the Riipen Platform through Help Documentation

° researched and implemented processes for using the Riipen platform
° wrote help articles from three dissimilar perspectives - student, organization and professor 
° wrote help articles that reflected the voice and tone of the user
° logged and followed through on bugs
° replicated and resolved or assigned potential bugs on the platform 

Tools: Hubspot, Unbounce, Growbots,, Sendwithus, Trello, Hotjar


Front End Web Developer


Stack: React-Redux, Node on Express, Sequelize

° Front-end development
° Some back-end development
° modular CSS
° Scrum Master 
° Bug Board Lead 
° TDD testing
° Sprint Retro
° Standup lead
° CTA writing, copy writing, blog posts

Tools: Confluence, Jira, React, Redux, Github, Trello, Slack, Sublime, VSC, Gitbox, G Suite

Product Management 

° redesigned an MVP 2.0 for a competition app in C# 
° redesigned competition app to resemble Riipen 2.0
° on-boarded students from our Student Ambassador Program 
° Organized and ran student experience fair with Ryerson University

User Research 

° recruited user test subjects through friends and family before Riipen 2.0 launch
° uncovered key problems with the platform through self-initiated user testing
° wrote scripts and user flows to test the integrity of the platform for three user types 
° compiled UR report outlining competitive analysis, JTBD, and organizational research
° worked with students to conduct user research or and


English Teacher - Taiwan

HESS International Educational Organization

° planned and organized curriculum for a small group of Art and Science students weekly
° taught phonics, grammar patterns, and conversational skills to groups of 5-15 students
° used games, repetition and student centered activities to develop learning and knowledge


Science Teacher - England 

East Point Academy

° created and developed curriculum appropriate for learners in science
° taught students to apply theory to practice through practical demonstration
° prepared assessments that accurately captured level of ability to pass GSCE levels
° took initiative to create the 'Be Bright, Turn off the Lights' campaign for year sevens
° as a part of the Big Energy Project, students were able to raise 100 pounds
° students were able to hold an energy waste-free event for the whole grade


Jan 2016Apr 2016

Junior Web Developer

Lighthouse Labs

Junior Web Developer.  It's an exceptional experience being at Lighthouse.  We start from the foundation and build up.  


Bachelor of Education 

York University

Specialized in Science, English and Social Science 


Implicit Association Test:  A project originally run by Harvard University that measures implicit biases along many isms, such as racism, classism etc.  I'm attempting to recreate this project in order to practice Vanilla JS, HTML and CSS..

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Intuit Hackathon (December 2017):  Second place winner in #smallbizhack at Intuit hosted at Lighthouse Labs.