Gordon is a passionate technology evangelist, application developer, experienced team lead and technology facilitator.
Gordon has over 10 years of development experience, including system integration, website authoring and mobile app creation.
In a leadership role he has guided multi-disciplinary teams through discovery, requirements gathering, execution and delivery.
Over his career Gordon has worked for many national and international companies including Boston Pizza, Aldo, Second Cup, Molson Coors, Old Navy, Imperial Oil, General Motors, Barnes and Noble, Boston Scientific, Blue Mountain and Discover Ontario.
Gordon has an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo.
Providing technical leadership for all members of the project; development team, account managers, project managers and client.
Capacity to support in all phases of the project life cycle, from concept, architecture / solution design, estimates & scopes, implementation, launch, in market support, new features and enhancements.
Strongly believe in success as a team, state of continuous improvement, always willing to stop and help others learn.
Team Leadership: Passion, motivation, fairness, high expectations, recognizing individual strengths and building on them
Project Leadership: Estimates, scoping, solution design and architecture, statement of work, implementation, post mortem
Extensive experience with Raspberry Pis and Arduinos. Hardware circuit design, prototyping and implentation. Past projects include 3d printing, laser cutting and fabrication.
Java: Spring Framework (MVC, Security, Batch), Hibernate, Maven, Junit
iOS: Objective-C, Xcode and Instruments, push notification, localization, testing
Integrations: Salesforce Marketing Cloud, 3rd party web APIs, Paypal
Hardware: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, circuit design & prototyping, laser cutting, 3d printing
Strong operations skill set and has managed Linux servers including setting up Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL and KVM / qemu virtualization. Deep understanding of the need to support a project in production.
Hosting: AWS (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, S3, Cloudfront), Linux KVM/qemu
Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), MacOS, OpenBSD, Windows
Server Applications: Apache, Tomcat, RabbitMQ, Node.JS, Jenkins, Logstash (ELK), Wordpress
Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLite
A web app that controls TVs via lircd and over HDMI using the cec protocol. Powering on & off connected TV, changing volume and switching inputs.
Project uses Node.js, Express, libCEC, lircd and supports Raspberry Pi HDMI and Pulse-Eight USB-CEC Adapter.
An on-going series that details the steps to setup a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian to boot into a full screen web browser.
Includes hiding the mouse pointer, disabling screen saver, installing additional fonts and putting the Chromium in kiosk mode.
A project that created a network attached temperature probe. The device responded to a simple GET request with either JSON or xml response.
Project uses a Arduino UNO, Ethernet shield and a 1-Wire protocol temperature sensor.
A project to create a device to turn a computer screen on and off by responding to dramatic changes in ambient light. The device also has a manual power toggle and browser refresh button.
Project uses a Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, tvservice, Arduino Leonardo and electronics.
This iPad app is an adaptation of the cookbook In My Mother's Kitchen, by Trish Magwood
It allows users to find the same recipes found in the cookbook and adds extras like the ability to email the recipes and the ability to browse the book on an iPad.