I pride myself most on my ability to learn new languages, frameworks, and methodologies quickly. Technology is constantly evolving and language fluency is, in my opinion, a professional programming necessity.
A deeper dive into some of my favourite technologies:
I'm fluent in English, Polish, Spanish and French and would probably fail terribly, but try regardless, to have a conversation in Farsi.
I'm a member of the World Wide Web Consortium, and have been involved in developing mobile device and web related standards as part of the Device API, Web Applications and Web Platform working groups.
I'm a member of the Open Source Initiative.
I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a B. A. Sc. in Computing Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence. Yeah, that's right! AI! In 2008! Before it was cool!
I veered away from focusing on mobile development exclusively in my time at Sauce Labs. I gained valuable experience managing fleets of both bare-metal and virtual machines of various operating systems (Linux, Windows and Mac) powering Sauce's testing service. I learned how to build and run a distributed, highly-available system, shifting my focus towards (cringe) DevOps, that is, design and maintenance of systems, from hardware up to software, from operational to programming concerns.
In my final two years at Sauce, I took the dive into management, coded less and worked on more organizational and process challenges such as hiring, mobile product strategy and team management as Director of Engineering for Sauce Labs' new-at-the-time Vancouver, Canada office.
I was focussed on increasing collaboration across teams, departments and organizations inside the corporation by influencing the environment we work in: by promoting open source and helping nurture open development practices internally by helping evolve Adobe's Open Source Office, influencing the developer experience of Adobe's nascent platform offerings to push adoption forward, tracking tech company involvement in open source as well as redesigning and developing Adobe's new developer portal. We also built various tools and resources to help Adobians be productive in open source: we built a serverless-powered GitHub App, Adobe's CLA Bot, to check that contributors signed Adobe's CLA, evolved an Adobe open source starter repo and put together documentation templates for open source projects in order to formalize their goals, workflow and governance to help attract contributors. These efforts helped double the number of active Adobians on GitHub from 2017 to 2018. Lastly, one of my responsibilities on this team was helping provide feedback on the Adobe Experience Platform's Content Services API and build starter resources for this API like tutorials and code samples.