Qualifications

  • Strong understanding & practical knowledge of many technologies (listed below).
  • Sharp focus on web and mobile (Android) development.
  • Real-world experience in technology and business.
  • Openness to new technologies, methods, and best practices.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive with the initiative to try new things.
  • Communication skills including presenting and public speaking.

Technical Proficiencies

5+ Years

HTML, PHP, SQL, & Windows/Microsoft Office

1-5 Years

JavaScript, Java (Android), C, C++, Bash, Facebook API, Unix, & CSS

<1 Year

Git, & Amazon Web Services

Experience

Aug 2010
Present

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Shiq Technologies
  • Developed an Android app, Logo Quiz, with over 300,000 downloads and in-app purchases (Java with Android SDK, Photoshop, & SQLite).
  • Created an online SMS notification system, ShiqConnect, for organizations (HTML, CSS, PHP, RESTful APIs, SQL, & JS).
  • Designed and operated websites/software for clients (PHP, jQuery, & SQL).
Services Offered
Android Dev.
Web Dev.
Custom Software
Jan 2014
May 2014

Program Manager Intern

Microsoft
  • Managed the addition of features to Microsoft Power Map, leading the process from design to implementation to completion.
  • Worked with experts from around the company to ensure alignment with product and technical vision.
Performance Evaluation
Excellent
Jan 2013
May 2013

Android Developer

Hawthorne Labs, Inc.
  • Developed, with minimal supervision, the Circle Local Social Networking Application.
  • Assumed lead on Android Development for several features launched into production.
  • Collaborated with designers, other developers, and server administrators using Git for version control.
Performance Evaluation
Outstanding
May 2012
Aug 2012

Software Quality Assurance Intern

Radialpoint, Inc.
  • Independently designed an Android test framework for a new product (JS, cucumberJS, Java, RESTful APIs, & Android SDK).
  • Co-developed a new deployment system for test environments (Linux) using Bash.
  • Implemented unit tests (blackbox & whitebox) using the Cucumber framework with Gherkin and the Selenium framework.
Performance Evaluation
Excellent
May 2012
Sep 2012

Developer

TeamMeUp
  • Established server infrastructure (Amazon S3, EC2, etc.) for social network startup.
  • Launched web server processes, including mySQL, Apache, & PHP (using Linux).
  • Performed necessary programming to demo the site (PHP, SQL, CSS, & Bash).
Gained Experience With
Amazon Web Services

Education

Sep 2011
Present

Honours Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Waterloo
Sep 2011
Present

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

Wilfrid Laurier University
Sep 2007
June 2011

New Brunswick High School Diploma

Sugarloaf Senior High School
Achievement
Valedictorian

Awards & Achievements

Feb 2011
Present

W. Garfield Weston Loran Award

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation Canada-wide merit scholarship awarded for character, service, and leadership to 30 students out of 3,800 applicants.
Value
$100,000
Apr 2009
Apr 2010

Provincial Effective Speaking Competition

Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Result
Gold Medal (2x)
Jul 2011

Developer of the #1 free application on the Amazon Android App Store

May 2011

Winner, Provincial Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Apr 2011

University of Waterloo President's Scholarship of Distinction

Extracurricular Activities

Sep 2014
Present

Debate Team Captain

JDC Central - Business Competition
Jul 2013
Present

Volunteer

University of Waterloo Campus Conservatives Laurier Campus Conservatives Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Conservative Party of Canada
Mar 2011
Present

Volunteer Coordinator

Canadian Blood Services
Sep 2012
Dec 2013

Deputy Commissioner of Technology

University of Waterloo Federation of Students
Sep 2012
Dec 2012

Vice-President (Finance), Double Degree Club

University of Waterloo/Wilfrid Laurier University
Sep 2010
Jun 2011

President, Student Council

Sugarloaf Senior High School
Represented
4,000 Students