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Dumont Security Website
Dumont Security website redesign involving Drupal 7 web design & development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and a responsive design using a Bootstrap sub-theme.
Future Access Inc. hired me to consult at the City of Hamilton (and remotely) with their new web development team migrating their website and numerous web services to the Drupal 7 content management system.
I worked closely with the product owner and project manager in high-level discussions regarding web development best practices, procedures, goals and objectives for the project.
Day-by-day I worked with the other analysts on the team under the Agile development methodology: designing, developing, and implementing Drupal 7 software solutions. My daily work consisted of research and analysis, discussions, development, implementation, documentation, integration scheduling and testing, ticketing with remote resources, one-on-one and group Drupal 7 training and debug sessions. On the team I contributed to daily stand-up meetings and biweekly project reviews: presenting, discussing and reflecting on the past and future two weeks.
Sport On The Go iOS App and Website
Sport On The Go is an iOS app and website for finding and following local sporting events. It connects users and event organizers who share live updates from sporting events.
Working closely with the project manager and marketing department, I led a team of iOS developers to produce the iOS app Sport On The Go, released in January 2013. It has gone through several iterations since.
During this time I have had a chance to natively code in Xcode using Objective-C programming language. I also created and maintained a web service for the website and apps to communicate through, with common API to access the database. For this I coded extensively in MySQL, PHP and HTML.
- 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship Website Challenge Award
- 2012 Greater Toronto West Regional Website Challenge Award
- 2012 Greater Toronto East Regional Website Challenge Award
- 2012 Waterloo Regional Website Challenge Award
The Simbotics website balances usability with abundant content while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing format, becoming a comprehensive resource for teams world wide. Immediately upon arrival, you are presented with a wide photo of our recent news; the home page also contains an easily readable team and robotics program descriptions, as well as our latest innovative resources.
The media section features news articles, publicity articles, HD videos and photo galleries from events with links to the original images for high quality printing. These outlets help other teams, parents and sponsors easily follow our progress.
Our FIRST and VRC sections contain pages for each year that display helpful information including the game animation, description and our robots and event details. Users are able to see where the events are held, the event results with convenient links to related photo galleries and event summaries.
Our resources section has gone through a huge overhaul. It contains English, Spanish and French resources regarding the fundamentals of robotics. All of our resources are also available on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app available for free. It has been downloaded over 3000 times in 74 countries.
The clean interface of our website encapsulates our team branding to give the full Simbot experience. Our philosophy has always been to continually strive for excellence and our website is no exception. The utmost attention to detail ensures a familiar, consistent experience throughout your visit.
Simbotics Tradeshow Banners
3 45.5" by 7' banners were created to showcase the outreach initiatives of the robotics Team 1114, Simbotics. Over 61 hours of work was put into extensively collaborating with team members and professional mentors. After several iterations they were displayed at in the Hall of Fame at the 2013 FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, IL.
Simbotics Chairman's Award
Our high school robotics team, Simbotics, won the 2012 FIRST Robotics World Championship Chairman's Award, the most prestigious award for spreading robotics around the world.
Simbotics Chairman's Video
Simbotics is celebrating our 10th season in FIRST and our submission looks back on all that we’ve accomplished on our team, within our community, and throughout the world. We're proud to showcase to the FIRST community a side to our team that may not always be seen, but is crucial to our success on and off the field. Our students and mentors share a special relationship through our Big Simbot, Little Simbot program and we’re humbled to be able to share that with the FIRST community.
As the director and editor of the video, I was in charge of the vision of the project. I conducted hours of interviews and meticulously edited it down to an exciting 3-minute video. The work paid off when it was played in front of 2,343 robotics teams from 12 countries at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, IL in April of 2012.
Niagara This Week Front Page Article
I was featured in a front page newspaper article regarding my iOS app SimPhone built for my robotics team in Sep. 2011 - Jan. 2012 (4 months).
SimPhone iOS App
|January 4, 2012||Released in the App Store with other resources|
|January 11, 2012||Featured on the front page of the Canadian App Store|
|February 21, 2012||Front page article in Niagara This Week (PDF)|
|May 3, 2012||Simbotics in the FIRST Hall of Fame|
|September 4, 2012||SimPhone now available in French & Spanish!|
SimPhone is a comprehensive resource for learning the fundamentals of competitive robotics. It is designed to lead teams competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition to success. SimPhone a free app available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Downloaded over 4606 times in 92 countries
- Contributed to winning the World Champion Chairman's Award, the most prestigious robotics award
- Featured on the front page of the Canadian App Store
Symetric Productions Web Design Co-op