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Education

  1. B.Sc. Electrical Engineering

    September 2006 May 2011
    Queen’s University
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Introduction to Computing Programming for Engineers - APSC142 - 93%
    • Object Oriented Programming for Engineers - CISC212 - 90%
    • Introduction to Software Engineering - CISC323 - 88%
    • Programming language Processors - CISC458 - 83%
  2. Chef Training

    December 2005 August 2006
    George Brown College
    Toronto, ON, Canada

Technical Skills

Languages
PHP
Java
Python
C
Pascal
S/SL
CSS
Software
Microsoft Office
mySQL
FTP
Telnet
Photoshop
Lotus Suite
Joomla
Wordpress
Eclipse
JUnit
Systems
Windows (95, 98, ME, NT,2000,XP, 2003)
Linux (Arch
Debian
Fedora
Redhat
SUSE)
UNIX (openBSD
FreeBSD
SunOS)
z/OS
Other
JavaScript
AJAX
REST
Ruby on Rails
Shell Scripting

Experience

  1. Web Developer

    May 2009 April 2010
    Alma Mater Society
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • The AMS is the Queen’s student government and the website is the contact point for the 15,000 students in accessing AMS services including student government documents, campus business operations and other services offered by the student government
    • Rebuilt website from scratch and implemented backup and restoration policy.
    • Wrote transition guide to assist with training of next Web Developer
    • Assisted System Administrator with creating a LAMP web server
  2. Software Developer - Intern

    May 2008 August 2008
    IBM
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    • ThePerformed installation verification testing and media verification testing for WebSphere Integration Developer
    • Wrote scripts to display bug reports and open features data using Lotus Domino and SQL queries
    • Created jargon-free documentation on how to create simple Lotus Domino scripts
    • Investigated streamlining testing processes to make better use of JUnit tests
  3. Self Employed

    September 2003 Present
    • Programmed an online parent interview scheduling system with PHP and mySQL
    • Helped increase classroom teaching time by decreasing time spent registering for interviews
    • Developed xhtml compliant websites for small and mid‐sized businesses. Implemented designs matching existing branding
    • Carried out planning, marketing and billing on all projects
    • Wrote script to interface with exists client lead systems
  4. System Technician

    May 2007 August 2007 July 2005 August 2006
    Data Impeccable
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    • Deployed corporate antivirus network solution
    • Configured networked office computers and printers
    • Worked with clients to determine root causes of problems and help solve them both remotely and in person
    • Set up domain level Windows 2000 and XP network environment
  5. Sales Coach

    September 2005 September 2006
    GAP Kids
    Toronto, ON, Canada
  6. IT Help Desk - Coop

    September 2004 June 2005
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    Toronto, ON, Canada

Academic Involvement

  1. Teaching Assistant
    Programming language Processors (CISC458)

    January 2010 May 2010
    Queen’s University
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Taught one hour tutorial twice a week detailing how to modify a compiler
    • Marked a four part project for 28 students
  2. Teaching Assistant
    Intro. to Algorithms and Computing (CSE101)

    September 2009 December 2009
    Royal Military College of Canada
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Assisted Professor in first year computer class labs of 20 students working with Matlab
    • Evaluated student labs and provided feedback on how to improve future work
  3. Chair

    November 2009 May 2010
    Queen’s IEEE (QIEEE) Student Branch
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Chaired Queen’s IEEE Student Branch meetings and events
  4. Executive

    September 2009 May 2010
    ECE Club
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Helped plan and organize faculty building events and meet and greets

Awards

  • Winner of Part 1 of IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • High School Letter in Sports (Played on four City Championship Teams)
  • Northern Secondary School Student Council Award – awarded to students who show outstanding commitment to the school Northern Secondary School 75th Anniversary Award – awarded to one student in recognition of their involvement with the Alumni Association
  • Finnel Martin Award – awarded to a grade 12 student with outstanding community involvement

Volunteer Work

  1. Board of Directors

    April 2008 May 2010
    Queen’s Campus Bookstore
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • The Queen’s Bookstore is a $10-million not-for-profit corporation . The corporation is directed by a 15-person board of directors, made up of students, faculty, and alumni
  2. Executive

    September 2009 May 2010
    Queen’s Fuel Cell Team
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Helped plan and organize team events, car design and car assemble
  3. IT Officer

    April 2008 March 2009
    Queen’s Engineering Society
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    • Managed six computer managers and overseeing current operations of the Engineering society IT infrastructure
    • Managed 3 Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems running LAMP, Samba, LDAP

Projects

  • dyndns - shell script to update dyndns
  • iSpeedDial - mobile app for iphone to add a speed dial icon

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