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Hello and welcome to my
Interweblog. (Internet + Web + Log)

With a formal education in both software engineering and marketing, I am uniquely able to plan, build, and implement software solutions that will help grow your online business.

2015 - Present

Flexfinity

Technical Lead & Chief Technology Officer

• Conceptualized, architected, designed and developed “HITCH” smart mesh networking hardware.
• Hired and managed multi-disciplined team consisting of software engineers, hardware engineers, and designers.
• Applied Scrum agile methodologies to meet and deliver scheduled milestones.
• Coordinated development of test hardware, device software, cloud platform, and HTML5 end-user application.
• Finalist at the University of Waterloo Velocity Fund Finals for Spring and Fall.

2014 - Present

Deedatum Inc.

IT Consultant & Founder, Hamilton ON

• Provided WordPress software development, systems integration, and support.
• Developed HTML5 web applications which relied heavily on Google Maps API.
• Built data mining framework using Node.js to crawl, scrape, and index web content.
• Outspoken Open Data community advocate and creator of busmaple.com transit navigation software.

2016 - 2016

Thomson Reuters Canada

Consultant

• Conducted market research for a document management system aimed at the Commonwealth and United States.
• Held interviews with law firms to discover document management pain points and explore possible cloud integration.
• Updated Thomson Reuters regularly on the progress of the engagement and received clarifiers on any issues.

2015 - 2016

Grocera

Technical Lead & Chief Technology Officer

• Analyzed business expansion opportunities by conducting market research interviews.
• Identified workflow inefficiencies and built automated order confirmation, fulfillment, and delivery systems.

2012 - Present

Desalt Inc.

Full-Stack Developer, Toronto ON

• Built web applications which relied heavily on Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.com Web Services (AWS) APIs.
• Generated revenue using Google Adsense and Facebook Credits.
• Negotiated SaaS agreement for Desalt developed web services.
• 1st Place at Facebook HACK Toronto for best overall application (slideshow-app.com).
• Presented at two DemoCampHamilton events and coached at two CoderCamp seminars.

2009 - 2012

Postmedia Network Inc. (Canwest)

Lead Developer, Hamilton ON

• Spearheaded the creation of multiple open source projects hosted on Postmedia GitHub (MIT Licensing).
• Led application prototyping and development using Node.js, PHP, and Ruby on Rails.
• Developed WordPress plugins to manage and consume existing Postmedia systems and services.
• Added features into the C# based Postmedia CMS, including DART (DoubleClick) integration and TV Listings guide.

2008 - 2009

McMaster University

Web Developer, Hamilton ON

• Developed the Student Exchange application system using PHP and MySQL running on Linux and Apache.
• Collaborated with stakeholders to define prioritized project requirements and meet deadlines.

2007 - 2007

Qualcomm Inc., MediaFLO USA

Computer Systems Analyst - Consultant, San Diego, California, USA

• Developed web navigation features using JavaScript for new AT&T administration panel.
• Managed developer tasks in a Scrum environment while tracking project issues and requirements with JIRA.

2006 - 2007

University of Western Ontario

Web Application Developer, London ON

• Migrated uwo.ca’s proprietary CMS database to Joomla using VB.NET and MySQL.
• Produced a Google Gadget using the Google Desktop API to promote multiple University RSS feeds.

2005 - 2005

Symcor Services Inc.

Technical Systems Analyst I, Mississauga ON

• Developed enterprise COBOL and C applications on IBM ESA/390 mainframe systems.
• Collaborated in a team environment using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Project, SharePoint).

2004 - 2005

Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology

Web Developer, Hamilton ON

• Developed content management system built with ASP, Access SQL, JavaScript, and CSS, which ran on IIS.
• Presented ideas, concepts, and demos regularly at Mohawk College Alumni Committee meetings.

2016

University of Waterloo

Engineering - Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)

• Wesley Nicol Scholarship for academic achievement.
• Organizer – Zero to One – Learn to Code Club.

2014

Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology

Honours - Business - Marketing

• 1st Place – Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition – Quiz Bowl.

2011

McMaster University

Engineering - Bachelor of Technology - Computing and Information Technology Degree

2010

Debrecen Summer University

Intensive Hungarian Language Certificate

• High Honours – 12 ECTS Credits

2007

University of Western Ontario

Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering Science - Software Engineering

• Completion of Year 1
• Transferred to McMaster University Engineering – Bachelor of Technology

2006

Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology

Honours - Computer Science Technology - Software Engineering (Co-op) Advanced Diploma

• Dofasco Incorporated Award of Excellence
• McGraw-Hill Book Award
• Project Management for Information Technology

Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition

Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition

1st Place - 2013 - Quiz Bowl

Facebook HACK Toronto

Facebook HACK Toronto

1st Place - 2012

University of Western Ontario

University of Western Ontario

1st Place - 2007 - Film Competition

busmaple

busmaple

EventsWithin

EventsWithin

Beachnet

Beachnet

Slideshow-App

Slideshow-App

Sep 25th, 2012

Software Hamilton – Eventity Launches

Thanks Kevin for the excellent write-up! An app like this that highlights everything going on in Hamilton from all these sources at once isn’t just a great idea, it could be great for Hamilton too! http://www.softwarehamilton.com/2012/09/25/eventity-launches-to-let-you-know-whats-going-on-in-hamilton/ – September 25, 2012

Sep 24th, 2012

Software Hamilton – DemoCampHamilton8 – DCH8

DemoCampHamilton8 Details When: Monday September 24th, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Where: The Arnie Student Pub @ Mohawk College – 135 Fennell Avenue West Demo 4 Eventity.ca (@EventityCa) – “Social Discovery in your Community” – a web app designed to help discover what people are planning, doing, and recommending across the city. It provides a… read more

Jun 22nd, 2012

Facebook Fotos als Bildschirmschoner (Slideshow)

My Facebook Slideshow app received an international mention. Translated from German: “Sometimes it’s the little things that show how to use the Facebook platform itself. This also applies to the project slideshow, created from that Facebook photo screen savers and desktop backgrounds. Slideshow selects the images based on a like of clicks and comments. Ye… read more