Secure a position with a small to medium-sized (5-1000 employees), local or remotely-based company as a web developer. The company should have a collaborative and welcoming culture as well as opportunities for potential long-term growth into full stack engineering positions.
Development, and implementation of user-centric websites wrapped in content management systems. Creation of user-authenticated web apps based in NodeJS and PHP.
Comfortable writing front-end templates as well as server-side logic.
Implementation of static designs to live production websites from graphic designers using modern tools such as Gatsby, Wordpress and Drupal.
Familiar with testing suites such as Jest and PHPUnit, Amazon Web Services (specifically EC2, S3 & SES), Shopify and the Liquid templating language, and large Oracle databases.
Eager to learn Ruby and Python.
Fluent in both written and spoken English and Italian.
User Experience Design; Technical Analyst
March 2015 to April 2018, Ministry of Education, BC Public Service, Victoria BC
As lead developer, created a Laravel-based web application that allowed the public to view British Columbia school and school district data in graphical forms. Previously this data was only available in tabular formats and, as such, was difficult for the public to interpret.
Develop new Git "push to deploy" source control workflow for my web team, cutting down deployment time significantly and reducing human error while deploying new code to production or QA.
July 2014 to February 2015, Ministry of Advanced Education, BC Public Service, Victoria BC
Connected front-end user interactions to back-end credit checking API during the student loan application process. Working on a team, converted the old (paper-based) student loan application process to a new web-based loan application process. This change cut a student's loan application response time down to approximately one day from potentially weeks of waiting.
January 2011 to June 2014, Public Service Agency, BC Public Service, Victoria BC
Design, build and implement front-end solutions for new social media based corporate intranet with Drupal backend. The new intranet allowed workers to collaborate more effectively and easily share ideas about work ahead, thus reducing replicated work and improving communication around projects; a sometimes difficult task inside an organization of over 30,000 people.
Realize new functionality from mockups and wireframes while developing new custom responsive theme for Drupal site, preserving all original content and adapting it to small screen sizes. This allowed users to use the site while commuting or while out of the office at events, etc. This increased the traffic and engagement of the site by over 15%.
January 2011 to present, Freelance, Victoria BC
As a freelance and solo developer, design, build and maintain custom websites and web apps for small businesses and corporate bodies.
Meet expectations of clients while expanding knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications, accessibility best practices, and network performance/speed gains.
Working diligently with clients has not only helped me improve my technical skills but has also exposed me to the world of small business, affording me an understanding of some of the business challenges involved with running a profitable business.
September 2018 to December 2018, Victoria BC
Did not accept new projects during this time in order to focus solely on studies.
Communication and Creative Advertising
January 2007, Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy
Graduated with diploma.
Applied skills acquired in the areas of web design and photography.