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Gary Court, JavaScript Developer in Calgary, AB, Canada
Gary Court

JavaScript Developer in Calgary, AB, Canada

Member since March 28, 2017
Gary is a senior software developer, architect, and manager with more than a decade of experience. He's worked on full-stack JavaScript development, website optimization, and user experience/interface design as well as project design and the management of software development teams.
Gary is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Dubsmash, Inc.
    React, TypeScript, Recompose, Styled-components, Apollo, GraphQL, Redux...
  • ClassDojo
    JavaScript, Node.js, Koa, React, Redux, Redux-saga, WebSockets, CSS, HTML5...
  • Unata, Inc.
    JavaScript, Angular, Stylus, CSS, HTML5, Gulp, Git, Linux, GitHub, JIRA...

Experience

  • Linux, 19 years
  • JavaScript, 13 years
  • Website Optimization, 13 years
  • Git, 10 years
  • Node.js, 9 years
  • TypeScript, 6 years
  • React, 3 years
  • AngularJS, 1 year
Calgary, AB, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, VS Code, Git, GitHub

The most amazing...

...project I've developed is the UI for a fully customizable video-on-demand set-top box built with web technologies.

Employment

  • Senior React Engineer (Contract)

    2018 - 2018
    Dubsmash, Inc.
    • Maintained and bug-fixed a React-&-TypeScript administrative web application for the management of video and audio assets.
    • Improved and enforced stronger TypeScript typing in their web applications, including generating TypeScript types from GraphQL introspections.
    • Assisted in the development of a new customer-facing React website that complimented the behavior of an existing mobile app.
    • Authored research and development documents for performance improvements and architectural designs.
    Technologies: React, TypeScript, Recompose, Styled-components, Apollo, GraphQL, Redux, Docker, Git, GitHub, JIRA, Clubhouse
  • Full-stack Engineer (Contract)

    2017 - 2017
    ClassDojo
    • Implemented a new React-based product that utilized WebSockets for a mobile browser to control a second desktop browser display.
    • Incrementally migrated an entire web back-end framework from callbacks (Express) to a Promise-based architecture (Koa).
    • Maintained and bug fixed the client's main React and Redux-based product.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Koa, React, Redux, Redux-saga, WebSockets, CSS, HTML5, Git, Linux, GitHub
  • Front-end Developer (Contract)

    2016 - 2017
    Unata, Inc.
    • Designed, prototyped, and developed two new value-added products for their customers.
    • Maintained their flagship eCommerce solution for grocery stores.
    • Designed and developed an interactive image flyer that allowed clients to upload their in-store flyer to their website—allowing customers to scroll through and select items/deals on the flyer to add to their cart.
    • Built an embeddable widget system for external sites to display customer specific product information, price, and order buttons.
    • Implemented the daily feature requests and bug fixes into the core eCommerce product as well as guiding and assisting with two major refactors.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Angular, Stylus, CSS, HTML5, Gulp, Git, Linux, GitHub, JIRA, PhoneGap, Leaflet, Node.js, Swagger
  • Project Manager | Architect (Contract)

    2013 - 2015
    Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    • Designed and documented several new products and features for their customers, while managing a small team of developers to implement and deploy these independent projects.
    • Worked with executives and customers to gather requirements on new projects and features.
    • Developed requirement specifications, design documents, cost/benefit analysis, and work estimates.
    • Managed a team of software developers, QA testers, and production managers to build, test, and deploy new projects.
    • Made user interface enhancements.
    • Built public APIs for back-end services.
    • Worked on information security and user authentication/authorization enforcement across distributed systems.
    • Ensured data retention compliance across multiple countries.
    Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Linux, Git, JIRA, RADIUS
  • Senior Software Developer

    2005 - 2012
    Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    • Solely developed and maintained the embedded web user interface software on four video-on-demand products running across seven different manufacturer set-top boxes.
    • Built a complete JavaScript UI framework for set-top boxes utilizing modern web browsers running on low-cost embedded Linux platforms.
    • Solely developed an offline, single page, and customizable HTML5 web application that provided a user interface to TV services such as television and video-on-demand playback and content guides, local hotel information, and in-room automation control.
    • Worked with overseas hardware manufacturers to help create custom set-top boxes for new clients.
    • Collaborated with QA, on-site installers, and customers to help diagnose and fix problems.
    • Researched and prototyped new technologies for the company—such as IP-over-QAM networking, digital signage, and wireless control of in-room devices.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, CSS, HTML, Java, CVS, Linux

Skills

  • Languages

    GraphQL, HTML5, SQL, CSS, TypeScript, ECMAScript (ES6), JavaScript, Java, Less, SCSS
  • Frameworks

    Koa, Redux, AngularJS, Mithril, FeathersJS, Swagger, Electron.js, PhoneGap, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    Recompose, Styled-components, Node.js, Preact.js, Redux-saga, React, jQuery, RADIUS, LeafletJS
  • Tools

    Clubhouse, Webpack, Babel, Jira, GitHub, Git, Gulp.js, Stylus, Rollup, React Apollo, Apache
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Rapid Prototyping, Functional Programming, UX Design, UI Design
  • Platforms

    Android, Linux, Windows, Docker, MacOS, iOS
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, CouchDB, MongoDB
  • Other

    Website Optimization, Bluebird, DOM, Chrome Extensions, WebSockets

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2000 - 2005
    University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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