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Languages["Python", "C#", "Javascript", "Rust", "Ruby", "HTML & CSS"]
// some tech and platforms I have experience with
Buzzwords["Angular", "Android", "AWS", "Cloudflare", "Datadog", "Django", "Docker", "FastAPI", "Flask", "Git", "GitHub", "Jenkins", "Kafka", "Kubernetes", "Linkerd", "MySQL", "Netlify", "Node.js", "PostgreSQL", "React", "Redis"]
work experience
Software Engineer Earnin  // March 2019 - August 2021

Created a browser registration funnel for the existing backend (previously mobile-only) application, reducing cost of user acquisition and paving the way for future investment into a cross-platform target for application development.

Built a Slack application for co-workers to show each other appreciation through coin emojis, dubbed "Earnin Coin", which went viral internally and regularly reaches 100s of weekly transactions. Included a real economy, a weekly leaderboard to celebrate high coin earners, and is consistently touted as making employees feel better about giving and receiving help.

Reduced average login times of our main application by ~300ms.

Created an in-house Python tool for "short-term" improvements (still being used over a year later) to deployments and monitoring of our main monolith (as well as other legacy C# applications), eliminating 100% of deployment system caused user-facing errors. Included writing extensive documentation and training 30+ developers on tools use, which allowed engineers to confidently and safely deploy legacy code without fear of user impact.

Lead a project to refactor application referral process, after taking over service ownership and discovering current systems dependency on advertising IDs, and the impending deprecation of IDFA on iOS 14.5. Contributions included full backend system design and implementation, facilitating hundreds of successful referrals per day.

Built a custom Dependabot instance for keeping private internal packages up to date, also added the ability to group multiple dependency updates into single PRs (two features not yet supported natively by GitHub).

Discovered source of ~20ms per request latency present in all backend microservices, and then worked on a team benchmarking replacements for the responsible components.

Built a notification system which audited access logs for any reads to internal employee data.

...and more.

Full-Stack Software Developer Brockman Consulting  // Nov. 2018 – March 2019

Contract software development work as an independent programmer.

Built an automated job-dispatching application for an industrial and oil-field safety services company using Twilio and Node.js.

Junior Software Developer Microquest  // Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2016

Worked on a team of software developers and QA personnel to create a health care-related chat application, with the aim of facilitating the secure sharing of patient information between both clinics and physicians within Canada.

Built using Angular and Node.js (leveraging WebSockets).

projects
personal website theo.lol

My blog and showcase. Hosted on GitHub pages and written in plain ol' Javascript, HTML, and CSS. It's small, it loads quickly, and it costs me nothing (other than the domain).

A small Chrome extension to help you trim your garden of tabs. You can check out the source code here.

auxb0x auxb0x.com

A private website dedicated to playing my Soundcloud reposts and likes. Mainly built as an exercise in designing a frontend audio player and accompanying backend.

turnip turnipapp.com

A proximity-based jukebox application for Android. Integrates with Spotify and uses the Android Connections API to establish connections between nearby clients (patrons) and servers (jukeboxes), allowing everyone to stop fighting over the aux.

open source
utterances utteranc.es

Forked and updated several components to eliminate an application vulnerability. Read about it here.

atom atom.io

Added "Open in New Tab" context-menu functionality to the find-and-replace package.

linkerd2 linkerd.io

"What! Really? He’s a Linkerd contributor!" ... I made some CSS changes to the website and fixed some incorrect documentation.

Review Board reviewboard.org

Re-designed the Git diff viewer for mobile devices and implemented a minor bug fix as part of a UCOSP student project.

education
B.Sc w/ Specialization
Computing Science
University of Alberta
// Nov. 2018