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Chris Dobson, Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Chris Dobson

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since July 24, 2018
Chris is an experienced full stack developer with a background in entrepreneurial ventures. He combines his education in computer science with a decade of self-guided programming experience in Python and web languages complemented by technical problem-solving skills.
Chris is now available for hire



  • Python 3, 10 years
  • SQL, 8 years
  • REST, 5 years
  • Passport.js, 4 years
  • Express.js, 4 years
  • React, 3 years
  • TypeScript 2, 2 years
  • Redux, 1 year
Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

MacOS, VS Code, Github, NPM, Typescript

The most amazing...

...SaaS product I've created is a custom CRM that helps real estate agents manage customer relationships and do more business


  • Founder

    2016 - PRESENT
    Real Deal CRM
    • Worked with end users to identify their business and workflow goals.
    • Planned and scheduled a medium-scale project with conflicting goals and priorities.
    • Developed a SQL database schema that supports object version to track changes across CRM revisions.
    • Developed a React-based spreadsheet-like browser interface for inputting and tracking customers.
    • Implemented a team roll-up permission structure so that team leaders can see and edit all user's data in one place but the individuals only have access to their respective data.
    Technologies: React, Express, Node, MySQL, AWS
  • Co-Founder

    2013 - PRESENT
    Penguinleaf Technologies
    • Became a Google partner certified to resell G Suite (formerly Google Apps) products for business.
    • Developed websites and online presence for clients using the Squarespace CMS platform.
    • Created custom software for clients including an event registration application for a charity supporting 800 guests across ten organizations.
    • Worked with multiple nonprofits for consolidating and modernizing their online presence through a managed services agreement.
    • Worked with a leading Toronto private school to redevelop their library's internal web presence and make academic researching and the school's resources more accessible to students.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, MySQL, Squarespace, G Suite
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    2017 - 2018
    • Worked with enterprise clients to establish business requirements and functionality with may stakeholders.
    • Created an end-to-end data ingest a processing pipeline.
    • Made end-user-specific insights available over a UI and API.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed a React and Typescript user interface.
    • Mentored a direct-report data scientist in react-based user interface development and scalable Node.js applications.
    Technologies: React, Express, Python, MySQL, Linux


  • Languages

    TypeScript 2, TypeScript, Python 3, Python, JavaScript, SQL, Java, R
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, OAuth 2, Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Keras, Passport.js, Socket.IO
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other

    Ubuntu Server, APIs
  • Tools

    Git, VS Code, Sketch, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Workflow
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB


  • Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Science
    2013 - 2017
    University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
    Apple Inc.
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