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2016-082016-09

Freelancer

BUILT FOR THIS BABY

FREELANCE iOS DEVELOPER Vancouver BC, Worked with another iOS developer on contract helping to develop a recipe app for pregnant mothers: Wrote table views, adjusted UI styling, wrote unit tests, installed & configured Parse Server & nginx on Digital Ocean, designed and implemented several major subsystems for the app including recipe listings and favorites Now on the App Store as Built for This Baby. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/built-for-this-baby/id1150986992?ls=1&mt=8

2016-06

Python Developer

Swift, Python

iOS/PYTHON DEVELOPER AT ORIGIN ATHLETICS   Vancouver BC,
Working at a small startup designing apps and Arduino sensor technologies to build a community around personal improvement(cognitive and physical). Orange data mining, C++/Processing Soon expanding to Intel Edison hardware

2015-092016-02

Developer

Swift, Python
iOS DEVELOPER AT MOGO Vancouver BC, Worked on a mobile iOS client for a growing Canadian fintech company, as part of a team of three developers, in an Agile environment with daily scrums Both Objective-C and Swift used in app, consuming RESTful web services via JSON data from a Ruby backend Developed and implemented standardized analytics solution used in-app to pass data to Google Analytics, as well as remote push notifications Used a wide variety of 3rd-party Cocoapods Good working knowledge of Interface Builder/storyboards, AutoLayout, & UIKit
2007-112012-10

Research Manager

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RESEARCH MANAGER AT TELMAR Toronto, ON, Managed the Canadian release of a new BBM PPM radio planning and buying ad agency program from beta to shipping product. Extensive technical and end-user testing experience over 3 years with upcoming alpha and beta versions of media research programs for release to production servers. Exercised in-depth knowledge of digital and traditional media research, optimized plans for impressions, CPC, GRPs, reach, frequency and budgeting($200k-$1m+ ad spends). Exported complete media and consumer habits database from native aggregated proprietary format to SPSS. Answered client queries via telephone, email and direct in-person corporate client contact.
2005-032007-06

Research Associate

NADbank, Environics Analytics
Established solid working relationships with Canadian media data vendors(ComScore, BBM, PMB, and ad planning and research directors. Developed and analysed advertising plans using online and traditional media for large and small agencies. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT EDUCATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE Toronto, ON, Exercised knowledge of Canadian PIPEDA/FOIPPA privacy best practices for the Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Aid survey(http://higheredstrategy.com/mesa) Interviewed subjects for research projects. Required soft skills in interview technique, as well as sensitivity to native and minority issues. Co-wrote an internationally-acclaimed study of university league tables as published in 18 countries. http://educationalpolicy.org/pdf/World-of-Difference-200602162.pdf Maintained online survey site for the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, using PHP and MySQL.
Nov 2007Oct 2012

Client Services & Research Manager

TELMAR HMS LTD

CLIENT SERVICES & RESEARCH MANAGER, TORONTO ON. Advised ad agency clients on the best use of geodemographic segmentation and marketing tools such as Environics Analytics' PRIZM C2 groups, and MOSAIC. Managed the Canadian release of radio advertising software. Managed relationships with Canadian media data vendors ComScore, BBM, PMB, NADbank, Environics Analytics, & ad planning and research directors. Analysed advertising plans using online and traditional media for large and small agencies.

May 2005May 2007

Research Associate

EDUCATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, TORONTO ON. Now called Higher Education Strategy Associates. Interviewed subjects for research projects, using soft skills & sensitivity to native and minority issues. Experienced in client security, anonymization and privacy protection in anaylsis.
Co-wrote a study of university league tables as published in 18 countries, available here: http://educationalpolicy.org/pdf/World-of-Difference-200602162.pdf

Education

19962015

M.Sc

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Graduated from the Lighthouse Labs iOS Immersive Development Program

B.A

McGILL UNIVERSITY

European Government

19861992

B.A

McGill University

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