Jessica

Johnson

Software Developer

About Me

I have been a full stack software developer for the last 5 years after graduating with a degree in Computer Science and Physics from UBC.

I have a passion for developing easy to use products with great UI design and a seamless user experience. I code with error in mind to reduce user friction and avoid bugs as much as possible. I care about extensive testing and using all tools available to mitigate risks in the development process. I love learning and keep up to date with emerging technologies and processes through books, online learning, conferences, podcasts and tech communities.

B.Sc. Combined Computer Science and Physics

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Experience

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

February 2018 - September 2018

Full Stack Developer working with React, Typescript and Node until I was moved onto the backend Go team to work on the billing system.

Front End Developer

Front End Developer

February 2018 - February 2019

Frontend developer working with Typescript and React. I worked on the social sharing platform. 

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

May 2016 - August 2017

Backend developer working with Javascript and Node to support an influencer app. I worked on the billing system, account creation and login, user display data and the functionality of viewing and booking influencers.
I also built the marketing website and a customer support tool to manage user data and connections.

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

August 2013 - April 2016

Full stack developer working with Javascript and PHP. I worked on the login system which can be seen to this day at http://hootsuite.com/login. I also worked on an advertising tool integrating with facebook and twitter ads.

Teacher

Teacher

August 2014 - April 2017

I have taught part time intro to programming courses in Ruby and Javascript, mentored at full time bootcamps, and lead HTML150 in Montreal. HTML150 was a single day intro to HTML and CSS workshop with 150 students in attendance.

My sister owns a gym in Calgary, Alberta and I have built and maintain her website. It was built with Astra and Beaver Builder on WordPress to offer an easy to update CMS for her non technical employees.

I also built and maintain a website for the local theatre group in my hometown of Camrose, Alberta.  I volunteer this work as I love theatre and have been a part of their productions. This was built with Astra and Elementor on WordPress to again offer an easy CMS.

Personal Projects

Websites

I also run a few websites which I’e built and maintain. The first is for my sisters gym and the latter is for the local theatre group in my hometown. I have a few more in the works and I am always happy to take on new clients.

 

Need a website? Contact me to get one built!

Interests

In my free time I have a passion for cats, staying active, circus, travelling and acting.

Books

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”

Contact Me

jessykarenman@gmail.com
1 250 885 5683