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Summary

I am a full stack web-developer with a knack for solving complex logical problems in the backend.  One of my passions is working in and on social businesses,  that have a mandate to improve lives. My most fulfilling job experience thus far was when I spent six months working with tea farmers in western Kenya. I like to work for companies with compelling missions, in positions where I am often exposed and challenged by new languages and technologies.

Skills

Python Ruby Javascript PHP Node Bash SQL
Git JQuery Bootstrap Sass ActionScript Rspec

OAuth

OOP TDD CSS3 MVC APIs Capybara

Selenium

Work experience

Mar 2016Present

 API Integration Specialist - PHP/Python/SQL developer 

Eventbase - https://www.eventbase.com/

On the Data team one of our main responsibilities is to work with clients APIs, transforming their event and attendee data to be consumed by our mobile apps. Another important role is writing the code that handles any interactions the apps have with 3rd party data providers, such as registering for meetings, interacting with the chatbot, etc.. Handling all authentication issues, attendee data for projects, ensuring easy, secure access to our apps as well as max customizability of the attendee experience.  The clients are generally high profile tech companies, having a conference with anywhere from 50 to 30 000 attendees, I would often work directly with the clients either onsite, or remotely.

During events my responsibilities generally shifted from development towards debugging and fixing any issues discovered across Android, iOS, our various backend services, and multiple 3rd party data providers as well as providing custom reports drawn from our MYSQL database. 

Working mainly in PHP, Python,  MySql & Bash. 

Nov 2015Mar 2016

Front End Web Developer

Electronic Arts,  X Plus Z

Working at the Electronic Arts campus in Burnaby, building the front end of marketing websites for EA's games, and other projects.

Minion's Paradise,    Bejeweled Skies,   EA Play Event,  Unravel 

Jun 20152017

Front & Back end Web Developer

Freelance Work

Sure - A Facebook messenger chatbot built with Node.

bladeandskillet.com - Online recipe marketplace

jamdom.com -  Multiplayer, online, domino game.  

relateways.com -  A Software as a service site for life coaches to interact with their clients.

Jan 2012Jan 2014

Production Supervisor/Research

JusTea

JusTea is a Vancouver-based social business partnership with small-scale tea farmers in Kenya.  Having come on board early on in the formation of the company I was involved in the initial research trip in Kenya, a crowdfunding campaign back in Canada, and have since returned to Kenya twice to both receive and give training related to tea production. I lived in a rural village for six months over the course of these two trips, being responsible for researching and sourcing equipment, finding an industry expert to train our team, training and supervising employees, facilitating communication between Kenyan management and Vancouver, and shipping logistics.

Education

Mar 2015May 2015

Web Development bootcamp

Lighthouse Labs

An intensive 8 week program covering the essentials of web development: Object Oriented Programming, design principles, relational databases, using frameworks. Ruby, Rails, SQL, Sinatra, Postgres, Sass, Javascript, jQuery, nodejs