I am a UI Developer with many years of experience building powerful web applications. My primary passion throughout my career has been front-end development, but my versatile skills have made me an asset across all areas of web programming.
In addition to software development, I also have a strong interest in human language, and I am slowly working towards becoming a hobby Linguist.
I am easygoing and enjoy working with people, both in person and remotely. I have plenty of experience pair-programming and enjoy the obvious benefits of working together on problems, but I am also comfortable working on projects solo. I believe I am approachable and always welcome constructive criticism. I enjoy helping colleagues learn new skills, and likewise, I am also eager to absorb new information and skills from them. Finally, although I may appear quiet in large groups, I am excellent at communicating and working with my peers.
I have been a member of teams that have used a wide variety of agile development methodologies. At Sophos, I was introduced to agile in the form of scrum and later Industrial XP. At Socialtext, we were faced with the added challenge of adapting agile development practices (particularly Kanban to a distributed development structure.
Along with two friends, I co-created the web site VanTrash.ca in 2009.
Used data from the City of Vancouver's Open Data Catalogue to provide a notification service that helps citizens remember when to take the garbage and recycling out.
Won the People's Choice award in the Apps 4 Climate Action contest in 2010.
Organically developed a framework for creating reports which notify administrators of mail traffic through the appliance. The framework I developed was also used to create reports in another Sophos product, PureMessage.