Gabriel Bull

Gabriel Bull

Montreal, Canada
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Gabriel Bull

Gabriel Bull

Montreal, Canada
Member since February 9, 2014
Gabriel excels at development, design, and branding. He combines these skills every day to imagine, draw, and build amazing web sites and web applications, from the ground up to final deployment.
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  • Totem Acoustic
    PHP, Linux, JavaScript, CSS3, SCSS, Puppet, Vagrant, Backbone.js, MooTools...
  • Flighthub
    PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Memcached, Vagrant, Puppet, Fabric...
  • CRI Agence
    PHP, JavaScript, Vagrant, Puppet, CSS3, SCSS, LESS, HTML5, Backbone.js...
  • CSS, 14 years
  • PHP, 14 years
  • JavaScript, 14 years
  • Redux, 1 year
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • React.js, 2 years
  • Docker, 2 years
  • User Interface (UI), 14 years
Montreal, Canada
Preferred Environment
Linux, Mac OS X, PHPStorm, PyCharm, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've built is a CMS using all modern features of the web.
  • CTO, Chief Technology Officer
    Totem Acoustic
    2006 - 2015
    • Developed a web application to automatize the client's sales workflow, and allows their clients to place orders, which are then automatically entered in the Sage 50 accounting software, and linked with UPS and many other APIs.
    • Designed the logo and branding for the company.
    • Designed and developed the company's website using a custom made CMS.
    • Designed a micro-site for one of the company's products by combining parallax effects and responsive design.
    • Developed a dealer locator using Smart Search for city names, provinces/states or Postal Code/ZIP Code, and integrated it with Google Maps.
    Technologies: PHP, Linux, JavaScript, CSS3, SCSS, Puppet, Vagrant, Backbone.js, MooTools, jQuery, Google Maps API, Sage 50 Integration, UPS API
  • Lead Developer/Devops
    2014 - 2014
    • Created an automated continuous integration platform using Puppet, Fabric and Vagrant.
    • Migrated whole code base from the outdated Solar PHP framework to Symfony PHP Framework while creating a transition period with no downtime.
    • Created tools to gather and analyse business intelligence data from multiple sources.
    • Implemented Agile methodologies, SOLID Principles, continuous integration, unit testing to the whole company.
    • Provided help to the hiring process.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Memcached, Vagrant, Puppet, Fabric, Python
  • Development and Design Consultant
    CRI Agence
    2013 - 2014
    • Improved the web development workflow in the company by implementing a portable development environment with Vagrant and Puppet.
    • Switched the version control system of the company from Subversion to Git, implemented a cloud platform to allow developers to work from home.
    • Developed most of the front-end and back-end of a web application for one of the largest banks in Canada.
    • Created a team to implement workflows for LESS and SASS, using CSS preprocessors.
    • Developed all front-end and back-end of an extranet for colleges in the Quebec province, to allow them courses and classes management.
    • Implemented a secure workflow for the company with Git, Puppet, Linux and SSH, replacing the deprecated FTP deployment workflow.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Vagrant, Puppet, CSS3, SCSS, LESS, HTML5, Backbone.js, Marionette.js, Grunt, Git, Subversion, Require.js
  • President, Director of the Operations
    Blink Medias Inc.
    2011 - 2014
    • Hired and led a development, sales and design team of 6.
    • Learned about accounting, accounting software and every aspect of business management.
    • Responsible for branding, design, and development.
    • Implemented a state-of-the-art server management system and learned security and deployment techniques using Linux, SSH, Puppet and Git.
    Technologies: PHP, Python, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Workflow, development and design consultant
    KABS Laboratories
    2005 - 2013
    • Designed and developed the website using a custom made CMS.
    • Created a promotional video using Final Cut Pro and Motion.
    • Developed a secure application for the clients to access their personal files, reports and requests.
    Technologies: PHP, Linux, JavaScript, CSS3, SCSS, Puppet, Vagrant, Backbone.js, jQuery
  • VP, Director of Technologies
    Just Bull Inc.
    2005 - 2011
    • Developed a PHP Framework from the ground up, which improved the development and design process.
    • Hired and led a development and design team.
    Technologies: PHP, Python, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Desjardins Business Tools (Development)

    Decision-making tools helps business owners create a solid business plan, a marketing plan, and helps them trade internationally.

  • Flighthub (Development)

    Fighthub is one of the Canada's fastest growing online travel companies. It allow users to plan, book, and manage your travel plans.

  • Totem Acoustic (Development)

    Totem Acoustic’s mission is to develop loudspeakers capable of reproducing a truly musical and moving performance. The goal is to provide designs that are both affordable and real “soul movers” for the music lover.

  • DomPdf (Development)

    DomPdf is an HTML to PDF converter. At its heart, DomPdf is (mostly) CSS 2.1 compliant HTML layout and rendering engine written in PHP. It is a style-driven renderer: it will download and read external stylesheets, inline style tags, and the style attributes of individual HTML elements. It also supports most presentational HTML attributes.

  • Geotools (Development)

    Geo-related tools PHP 5.4+ library built atop Geocoder and React libraries

  • PHPWord (Development)

    PHPWord is a library written in PHP that creates word documents.

  • PHP Daemon for handling and managing Gearman Workers (Development)

    PHP Daemon for handling and managing Gearman Workers.

  • Browser, Operating System (OS), and Language Detection PHP Library (Development)

    Detects the user's browser, operating system, and language from PHP. Because browser detection is not always reliable and evolves at all time, use with care and feel free to contribute.

  • Google Site Search custom search PHP Wrapper Library (Development)

    Search engine for websites using Google Custom Search Engine with a Google Site Search account.

  • UPS API PHP Wrapper (Development)

    This library is aimed at wrapping all the UPS APIs into a simple-to-use PHP Library. It currently covers only the Quantum View® and Tracking APIs, but feel free to contribute.

  • Edgar et ses Fantômes (Design)

    I did branding, web design, print design, and marketing material for the "Edgar et ses Fantôme" theater show.

  • Languages
    Less, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, CSS, SCSS, SASS, SQL, CSS3, ES7, Regex, ES6, Bash, LessCSS, Python
  • Frameworks
    Marionette.js, Twig, Bootstrap 3.0, Gearman, Foundation,, Slim, React Native, PHPUnit, Silex, Twitter Bootstrap, Rx, Bootstrap, Redux, Express, Jade, Foundation CSS, Laravel 5, Laravel, Flux, CodeIgniter, Symfony2, AngularJS, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs
    Foundation 5, Underscore.js, jQuery UI, Doctrine 2, Stripe, Node.js, Backbone.Marionette, jQuery, Facebook Open Graph API, Backbone.js, Twilio, WebSockets, Foundation 5.5, lodash, React.js, RxJS, ReactiveX, LinkedIn API, SQLite, Handlebars, Youtube API, Mustache, Google Maps, Facebook API, RequireJS, Twitter API, Fabric
  • Tools
    Babel, Puppet, npm, Vagrant, Bourbon, PostCSS, Google Analytics, Bower, Adobe Photoshop, Docker, Composer, JSHint, Git, PhpStorm, Grunt, Gulp.js, Adobe Illustrator, DigitalOcean, PyCharm, Closure Compiler, InDesign, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose
  • Paradigms
    Continuous Integration, Unit Testing, REST, Automated Server Deployment, Web Design, Agile Software Development, Reactive Programming
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X, Linux, Android, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, iOS, WordPress
  • Storage
    MySQL, MariaDB, MySQLi, NoSQL, Redis, Memcached, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Misc
    CommonJS, HTML5 WebSockets, CSS Preprocessors, Architecture, Browsersync, Design, User Interface (UI), Neat, OAuth, Reactive Streams, ESLint, Webpack, Branding, QA, EJS, Linode, Unix Shell Scripts
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Cegep du Vieux-Montreal - Montreal, Canada
    2004 - 2007
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