Software Engineer & Live Art Director
I'm always up to something! Some of my current side projects include:
Before transitioning into technology, I was partner in a landscape construction company. In just 5 years we transformed a handyman repair sole-proprietorship into an incorporated contracting company specializing in custom landscaping design with net yearly revenue of $100,000 in our last three years of operation.
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.
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.
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!
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.