I'm a Senior Back-End Developer residing in Canada

I'm currently working at Lift Interactive where I spend my days building web applications, mostly using Python and Django. I'm also a co-organizer of EdmontonPy where you can find me hosting, presenting and mentoring.

Software Engineering is my passion, from the initial discovery of requirements, to designing the system architecture, to tackling feature implementation, to bug fixing and managing the servers and deployment.

In my spare time I spend time with my husband and kids, read, paint, attend music shows, try to play drums, learn anything and everything about software engineering, hang out at the Python Developers Slack channel and sometimes I do some math for fun.

Technical Proficiency

Experience

Senior Python/Django Developer

LIFT INTERACTIVE (May 2016 – present)

  • Lead numerous Django web application projects through requirements, database design, architecture design, and development, wearing whatever hat is necessary
  • Leading voice within the company to create and improve the web application process so that projects stay on budget and deadline
  • Mentored junior developers and provided guidance to team members from other departments
  • Interviewed potential job candidates

Python/Django Developer

LIFT INTERACTIVE (May 2012 – May 2016)

  • Developed a variety of Django web applications from small websites, community sites, e-commerce projects to fully custom web projects
  • Provided support, new features, and code maintenance on retainer projects
  • Automated new production server setups and minimized complexity and increased efficiency of local development setup
  • Assisted in front-end development using HTML, SASS and Foundation.

Web Developer

ON-CORE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (Sep 2009 – May 2012)

  • Setup a system for offering small businesses access to ready made Drupal websites with layered stages of functionality
  • Customized themes based on business requirements
  • Setup and maintained hosting solutions for resale

Freelance Web Developer/Designer

(Sep 2003 – May 2012)

  • General web development work, contract web design/development for local clients, primarily using HTML and CSS and PHP based CMSs

Education

Digital Media & IT Diploma with a specialization in Application Development
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (May 2014)

I attended the program in the evenings while working full-time and graduated with honours. The program focused on web application development using .NET, MsSQL, Oracle and Javascript.

Skills

  • Ability to “own” the projects from start to finish, down to the last detail
  • Enjoy being thrown into the unknown as necessary
  • Enjoy solving high-level problems and come up with strong ideas
  • Professional bug squasher
  • Can communicate well with any type of client and team member

Community

  • Co-organizer of EdmontonPY
  • Multitude of talks on Django and Python at local meetup
  • Mentor at Ladies Learning to Code

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