My Work

Open Source

browserify-gulp-boilerplate

Boilerplate for rapid front-end component development using Gulp & Browserify

ubuntu-dev-setup

Get your Ubuntu server (VM or VPS) ready for work.

Live Projects

London Hydro Green Button

An open data platform and campaign that provide energy usage data

April 2015

  • Developed a responsive website plus custom CMS from a .psd, copy deck, and a set of stock photos.

Sex with Dr. Carlen

One of Canada’s most sought-after sexologists & relationship experts

March 2015

  • Developed a simple, static responsive website, from just a colour palette and a provided logo

Carepoint Group

A mobile app to connect caregivers, their clients, and family members

February 2014

  • Developed a responsive, single-page website to promote the initial launch of the application.

Lerners LLP

A prominent medium-sized law firm in London and Toronto, Ontario

2010 - 2013

  • Developed 12 practice group websites with varying themes, along with a larger, unique corporate website
  • Developed mobile-friendly versions of each website
  • Added functionality as needed to a custom CMS which controlled and distributed content across the Lerners websites
  • Audited each website for AODA compliance and implemented recommendations
  • Consistently delivered advice about website features and user experience considerations
  • Used event tracking through Google Analytics to provide partners with better-than-default reports for the content they generated

Inactive Projects

Hall mc – CRM

2010 – 2013

  • Created a web application for use internally at Hall Marketing Communications, which housed various tools related to measuring SEM (search engine marketing) performance and conversions
  • Simple reporting on-demand for quick access by the digital marketing team
  • Built as a response to inconsistent reporting; a robust server-side implementation which tied in heavily with the websites and landing pages we developed
  • Clients regularly logged in to obtain SEM reports and view form submissions

Hall mc – CMS

2010 – 2013

  • Refactored, redesigned, and added functionality to the in-house content management system provided to clients for most projects at Hall Marketing Communications
  • Key improvements towards initial development speed, visual appeal, common user interface actions (sorting, toggling, etc.), and manipulating uploaded media

Western University – Exam Proctor Availability Scheduler

2009

  • A stand-alone web application for exam proctors to schedule their availability for supervisory work with students who required their services when writing an exam
  • A challenging interface which stretched my skills in jQuery; lots of work with dates, large data sets, as well as saving data and changing state through click interactions and XHR instead of form fields
  • This application worked well for our requirements, but my code organization and performance was not optimal; way too many event listeners!

Western University – CareerCentral

2008 – 2010

  • Portal for students, career counsellors, and employers at Western University, with around 30,000 users
  • Back end was developed in ColdFusion by a colleague; I solved performance issues related to dependencies, and added functionality as needed
  • Complete re-work of the front end layout and graphic assets
  • Used jQuery in its early stages to create a better user experience during processes like internship applications, and administrative forms
  • Worked with Microsoft SQL Server within a large database, learned about stored procedures, database performance pitfalls

Working Relationships

In addition to working on the projects above at full capacity, I’ve also worked on projects for these organizations:

  • Big Blue Bubble
  • Doug Tarry Homes
  • Extendicare
  • Museum London
  • Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART)
  • Old Oak Properties
  • True North Apartment REIT (now Northview REIT)
  • UWO Faculty Association