AmandaHaynes

Software Engineer & Live Art Director

Summary

I am driven by creating order out of chaos and am constantly seraching for opportunities to leverage technology in new and interesting ways. My core competencies lie in web technologies and I am passionate about projects that exist at the intersection of art and technology. I'm on a mission to create accessible, interactive, immersive experiences leveraging various mediums both tangible and intangible.

Education

Bachellor of Computer Information Systems

Mount Royal University

2011 - 2016

The CIS program teaches the fundamentals of object oriented and functional programming, server and database administration, QA, and project management. During my time at Mount Royal I developed applications using various languages including Java, C#, .Net, Javascript, and Python. In addition to my studies, I participated in numerous extra curricular activities including serving as an executive on my program's student society where I helped coordinate and host events for the students and faculty including hackathons, AR playground fundraisers, and student showcase events.

Experience

Application Engineer

Versett

2016 - Current

My role as an Application Engineer at Versett has me switching between strategic consulting and UX execution functions as I help design and build solutions for clients in enterprise, startup, and venture domains. I leverage the most modern Javascript web technologies to build accessible, secure, performant, web and mobile applications. Together with my team, we have delivered scalable customized solutions including cryptocurrency exchange platforms, business travel tools, custom ecommerce platforms, rich data visualizations, mobile career coach applications and many more. The wide range of projects I have been exposed to at Versett has broadened my toolbealt and honed my ability to learn new skills and deep dive into new problem domains with ease.

Web Development Bootcamp Mentor

Lighthouse Labs

2016 - 2018

My mentorship role was a part time evening position where I assisted students as they progressed through a 10 week intensive web development bootcamp. The curriculum was iterative and new technologies were frequently introduced requiring me to quickly familiarize myself in order to best assist the students. Calgary is a sattelite office from the Toronto based operations so there was ample opportunity for me to help coordinate and facilitate events such as demo days, showcase events, and employer meet-and-greet sessions.

Web Developer - LAMP Stack

RCKTSHP

2015 - 2016

I was brought on as a contractor to help a local student crowdfunding startup pivot to a freelancer marketplace aiming to connect local startups and small businesses with student freelancers. I made extensive customizations to the automation and workflow features of an existing marketplace framework build on Wordpress. Although the concept ultimitely proved unsuccesful, the opportunity to dive into the startup world birthed my love for the unknown. I also successfully landed RCKTSHP a finalist position in Startup Calgary's Launchpad Accelerator pitch competition on just two days notice!

Technical Support Analyst

Hitachi ID Systems

2014

To fulfill a requirement of my degree, I completed a four month internship as a technical support analyst for a the password and identity management branch of Hitachi. During my time there, I set up a large virtual network to mimic a complex client setup and went through the process of intentionally breaking, debugging, and repairing for the most in-depth understanding possible.