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Will Blanchette, JavaScript Developer in Calgary, AB, Canada
Will Blanchette

JavaScript Developer in Calgary, AB, Canada

Member since October 25, 2015
Will has worked as a professional web developer for over 15 years. He's worked extensively with many modern JavaScript frameworks and is an expert in the core front-end technologies. He also knows his way around the back-end, having worked with innumerable REST APIs as well as dabbling in most back-end stacks. Will has worked and led teams of many sizes and has a passion for devising elegant solutions to complex problems
Will is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • CSS, 15 years
  • Git, 7 years
  • Node.js, 6 years
  • Gulp.js, 5 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • Cordova, 4 years
  • D3.js, 2 years
Calgary, AB, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, VS Code, Git, Sketch

The most amazing...

...work I've done was to architect and build the front-end of an eCommerce platform for the grocery industry, taking on the likes of Amazon Fresh.

Employment

  • Lead Front-end Developer

    2013 - 2016
    Unata, Inc.
    • Involved deeply with the technical scoping and designing of new products and features.
    • Built a full-featured, white-label eCommerce platform using Angular and RESTful APIs in six months.
    • Led the development of an iOS, Android, and mobile web version of the eCommerce application using Cordova and Crosswalk which maximally leveraged our existing codebase in three months.
    • Implemented an automated, cross browser and device end-to-end testing architecture using Browserstack, Protractor, and Gulp.
    • Supported and updated a number of legacy applications, including native iOS and Android apps and several Backbone.js single page applications.
    Technologies: Angular, REST, Protractor, Stylus, Cordova, Crosswalk, Browserstack, Gulp
  • Lead UI Developer

    2005 - 2013
    Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    • Built an in-room video on demand UI, including the development of a massive custom cross­-platform JavaScript framework designed to run in a wide variety of embedded environments with an emphasis on customizability of functionality and visual design.
    • Integrated new software and hardware systems into the platform, including embedded set top boxes, user input devices, in-room displays, server based video streaming solutions, and so on.
    • Supported our flagship internet login portal product by adding new features and implementing custom designs and features for new clients.
    • Developed interactive prototypes of new features and products.
    • Built native iOS and Android apps to allow remote control of the video on demand platform and streaming of content to mobile devices.
    • Constructed and maintained the company's WordPress-based corporate website and intranet.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS

Experience

  • Lunds & Byerlys eCommerce (Development)
    https://shop.lundsandbyerlys.com

    I implemented a white-label eCommerce platform and deployed to a number of large grocery clients, including Lunds & Byerlys.

    Technologies: Angular 1, Stylus, Gulp

  • Longo's Flyer (Development)
    https://app.longos.com

    I designed and developed a single-page application to allow Longo's customers to browse the items in the weekly flyer and then build a shopping list, which syncs with mobile apps for in-store shopping.

    Technologies: Angular, Sass, Gulp

  • Beader (Development)
    http://www.beader.org

    I designed and developed a community for pixel and bead artists to create and share designs.

    Technologies: Aurelia, Node.js, Express.js, Heroku

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, JavaScript, Sass, C#
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Cordova, Aurelia
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Node.js, Backbone.js, D3.js
  • Tools

    Stylus, Gulp.js, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text, Git, Sketch
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    Mac OS, iOS, Windows, Linux
  • Storage

    MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL
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