Philippe Schwyter
Full Stack Web Developer
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About Me

I'm an engineer turned full stack web developer. I've always had a passion for approaching challenges with a special blend of creativity and technical skill.

  • September 2009

    Started attending U Waterloo for Nanotechnology Engineering

    Nanotechnology Engineering, what's that?
    Well... the program focused mostly on materials science, chemistry, physics and also introduced us to concepts in biology and medicine.
    I learned a lot about a lot.

  • September 2011 - April 2012

    Biofuels Researcher @ UC Berkeley - Energy Biosciences Institute

    Spent 8 months as a visiting scholar working with some of the top scientists in the country. By the time it was over, I was a seasoned researcher and a published author!

  • January 2013 - August 2013

    Product Manager / Game Designer @ SpinPunch

    Based in Silicon Valley, SpinPunch is a start-up creating a platform for developing awesome in-browser games. I helped design and produce their facebook games played by hundreds of thousands of people.

  • June 2014

    Graduated and Moved to Toronto!

    With a BASc. in Nanotechnology Engineering in hand, I moved to Toronto to start my new adventure. (But, of course, not before travelling for a bit)

  • October 2014

    Bitmaker Labs

    Completed a 9 week Web Development bootcamp focusing on both back-end and front-end development. Beyond learning a ton about web development, I also discovered what I was really passionate about - creating awesome web apps.

Portfolio

visit Github repo

MtG: Trade Binder

Location based trade matching for Magic: The Gathering players

visit chefly.ca

Chefly

Figure out what to cook with what you have!

visit Github repo

AddressBook

Address book made with Sinatra.

Skills

Equipped to meet the toughest of challenges.

Ruby on Rails

JavaScript / jQuery

HTML5 / CSS3

AJAX

80% Complete (danger)

PostgreSQL

Git / Github

80% Complete (danger)

Also have experience in the following:
Frameworks: Ember.js, React.js
Databases: mySQL, MongoDB

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