iOS & Web Software Developer
- Vancouver BC
- (604) 306-6486
I am an agile iOS & Web Developer with skills and competencies in digital design, software development, and cross-functional solution-oriented teamwork. The devil is in the details, and I focus on functionality and user experience, recognizing the importance of customer engagement and feedback in delivering rich outcomes. Most recently I worked with Cymax Stores as a front-end developer on an international technology team numbering nearly 100 active members committed to growing Canada’s second biggest e-commerce venture.
In the last two years, I have studied technology and design at Lighthouse Labs and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Some of the additional technical skills I developed include video and audio production. I was also able to further build upon my nearly decade’s worth of leadership, collaboration and management expertise.
During these last two years, I have developed the following technical competencies:
I recently finished Lighthouse Labs' fully immersive iOS development program, and I am excited to have just joined the awesome team at Later!
We have identified a problem for music connoisseurs. They wake up in the morning and don’t always know what song to kick off their day with. The FaceForward App utilizes facial recognition software to determine their emotional state and then presents the user with a song that is aligned to their mood. This ensures that they have a higher likelihood of beginning their day on the best possible footing. The app is free on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faceforward-app/id1189691355?mt=8.
Technologies used: Swift, Realm database, AVFoundation and MediaPlayer frameworks, the SHOUTcast API, and Microsoft Cognitive Services' Emotion API.
Gifter is an iOS app that allows users to set reminders for events and occasions.
Technologies used: Objective-C, JTCalendar and UserNotification frameworks, and Realm database.
Note: This project is still under development.
Unlisted is a service for private home sellers to list their homes and connect with potential buyers. We identified a gap in the real estate market for direct transactions facilitated without realtors brokering business. Further, through our discovery process, we learned that there is an appetite for this type of service.
Vakanz is a web app that allows travellers to plan their vacations well in advance. From multiple scraped APIs, users are presented with aggregated weather data, nearby attractions, general city info, and Flickr images based on their search query.
My primary responsibilities included onboarding new and existing Cymax customers into the launch of our Constant Retail e-commerce platform. This work required me to enable customers to migrate their existing digital assets onto one of the core website themes we had developed. Further work included customization of front and back-end elements.
Additional responsibilities included coordinating customer experience and feedback into our project’s iterative development cycles, enabling continuous service improvement into the technology stack while sharing web development knowledge with our cross functional teams.
Provided administrative support to the Executive Director and Police Services Division office in order to meet and exceed goals for integrative and effective responses to crime in British Columbia. I was responsible for the organization of data entry and management, coordinating communication between government branches and stakeholders, and assisting with the correspondence process by formatting and editing outgoing letters and briefing notes.
As a founding Partner in this startup, my responsibilities included developing the brand, market engagement strategy, investor prospectus, and developing and managing the direct marketing as well as the integrated social media program from pre-launch to operational service. Developing, managing and growing the media package also fell under the auspices of this role.
Additional responsibilities included product development and prototyping. As Balzac was delivering limited series, high-performance men's underwear with integrated social media technology and service features, this role necessitated the development of additional skills and competencies on the fly.
Developed and assisted in the coordination of both print and online media, including editing and formatting client profiles and news releases. I was involved in the development and maintenance of clients’ corporate identity, which included updating their websites and PowerPoint presentations, and producing print marketing materials for investor packages. In addition, I contributed to the company’s monthly newsletter - Resource Investor Monthly.
Completed the 'Principles of Business Management' course, which helped prepare me for management and leadership roles.
As a member of the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Program Advisory Council, I belong to a team that is committed to enabling new software developers in Western Canada with access to curriculum and educational programs that deliver upon current employers' needs and the changing requirements of the technology eco-system at large.