ABOUT ME

WHO AM I?

WHO AM I?

I have been the Chief Technology Officer for a Japanese Educational Software company for the past 10 years. As CTO for a startup, I wore many hats, including lead developer, team lead, designer, software architect, researcher, and business partner.  My main super power is my ON-DEMAND rapid learning capabilities. Typical business meetings included task requests such as: "Paul, I need a subtitle search engine, where I can specify the parts of speech for my search query".   On the surface, the request seams simple, but in reality, it involved diving into the intricacies of using various API endpoints to pull in data, designing a database to hold the data, then creating index to index the data, and finally, create a user interface to execute the search and display the data beautifully!

I am a self starter that, for the last 10 years single handedly created an app used by our content editing tean to create compelling educational content. I also created many MVP's for my CEO, which was used for our investors to secure funding.

From subtitle / video editors, multi-user dictionaries, to flashcard programs, I've interfaced with many Google API, Elastic Search Engines, and many JavaScript frameworks.

With zero guidance, I was able to learn all technologies required quickly, to launch our software, manage a team, and provide innovative tools and software for my company.

As well as acting as CTO, I also handled many human resources related tasks, such as hiring and managing outsources, administrating Atlassian Products such as Atlassian Jira, and Atlassian's confluence Wiki - which I used to produce in-house documentation for our team.  I also lead all testing efforts on our software.

 

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EXPERT IN

Rapid on-demand learning of complicated tech - and then sharing it with the rest of the team.

Laravel Software development

90%

API Endpoint creation

100%

JAVASCRIPT

90%

WORDPRESS

90%

Mysql

95%

Amazon SQS

80%

Amazon Elastic Search

75%

Amazon Web Services

85%

Vue.Js

70%

HTML & CSS

85%

Linux

90%

Windows 10

95%

Survey Monkey

100%

Google Analytics

100%

SEO

85%

Doodly Marketing

100%

EDUCATION

1996-2000

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Computer Science

Completed a four year degree in Computer Science. Lots of fun - Calculus I,II,II, Combinatoral Mathmatics, Linear algebra, Statistics, Programming, Project Management, C++, Java, Logic, AIgorithms, Networking, Databases I,II, - also completed a Cooperative Education Internship Certificate.

1994-1996

University of the Fraser Valley

General Studies

Studied business, philosophy, computer programming, mathematics, economics

EXPERIENCE

2011-Present

Globify Ltd

Chief Technical Officer

Developed the Movie English application, an enterprise level application for creating educational content for students using YouTube videos. Built a Multi language Subtitle Editor, interfacing with Google and YouTube Data Api.

2004-2011

Sloodle

Virtual World Educator and World Builder

Created a virtual educational island called English Village, for over 2500 educators around the world. Scripted and created several in-world Educational games for teachers world wide - including "Puzzle Fun", "Game Buzzer", "Zombie Quiz Game". Coined the term "Holo-teaching" using in world on-demand scenes for role-play teaching in VR.

2004 - 2008

St. James University, Daegu, South Korea

Computer and English Language Educator

Taught children, teachers and adults English, computers, and multi-media. Created and taught lessons everyday. On the side, developed an internal record keeping program for the school as well as a report card database.

AWESOME WORKS

58
PROJECT COMPLETED
78
HAPPY CLIENTS
78k
LINE OF CODE
78k
CUP OF COFFEE

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CONTACT ADDRESS

#8-6014 VEDDER ROAD

paul@b3dmultitech.com

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