Currently I work full-time as a developer at EventMobi. My primary focus is front-end development using Backbone.js and more recently Angular.js. Additionally, I help with other parts of the stack including those built in Node.js, PHP and Python.
Before Computer Science
By 2005 I had completed a BA, and an Honours BSc, in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario that helped to cultivate interests in neurosciences and neuroimaging. In the fall of 2005 I moved to Vancouver and began working with a neurologist, at BC Children’s Hospital, helping with pre-surgical brain mapping for children with epilepsy.
In 2006 I started an M.Sc., in Medical Sciences, at the University of Toronto. While I was suppose to be working on my thesis, I became increasingly interested in programming. Initially I was learning ruby to parse my thesis data but I quickly spent more and more time programming for fun solving projecteuler.net questions. Since I enjoyed developing software, and I was frustrated with the software that neuroscientists used, I decided I would complete my M.Sc. and then do a B.Sc. in computer science.
My eclectic background has meant that I have had to work hard in a lot of different areas, such as writing, presenting and problem solving. In University I observed that good communication was an asset in every subject I studied because it helped me to explain myself in presentations, essays and even in code.