I am a member of a three-person, fully remote team handling all the cloud, operations, database, backend, and frontend engineering. My focus areas are authentication, security, and cloud platform optimization. Most work is in Node.JS and Python, with some React/Redux, deployed on Digital Ocean and Amazon Web Services.
Our team created a cloud of real Android and iOS devices, made available for customers to run tests on. Many deep dives into obscure areas of mobile operating systems. Bespoke cloud engineering, on company-owned hardware, mostly with Python microservices.
Mobile app project, GeoMind, displayed interesting locations inferred from the density of geotagged photos. Amazon Web Services, Node.JS and PostGIS. Part-time work at a seed investment firm.
The Wikimedia Foundation is the organization behind Wikipedia. I worked on HTML5 interfaces, multimedia, file storage, internationalization, APIs, GUI editing, parsing, live collaboration while editing, and more (commit log). Frequently deployed and configured code running live on all Wikipedia. Mentored other paid and community developers, including Google Summer of Code 2011, and winning team for Wikipedia SF Hackathon in January 2012. Left amicably to pursue personal projects and reset visa status.
Created and open sourced: jQuery.i18n, Wikipedia’s standard for frontend internationalization
Integrated Upcoming.org’s event listings into Yahoo Search, redesigned event and geographic data models, modernized frontend, wrote asset management and deploy system, and mentored new hires. Improved Flickr’s payment systems and FlickrMail. Received Excellence and Hack Day Awards in 2008.
Internationalization for Google Checkout, a Java-based commerce and payments system. Contributed to frontend, data store, order processing, taxation policy, and Merchant API. Created login flow for Google Accounts that allowed secure entry of payment info.
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Spring 2000
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec