Chris Stephens Web DevelopmentToronto, Ontario, Canada

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Chris Stephens

So you've managed to make it to the bottom of the page, now you're probably wondering who is this "Chris" character?

I am a 32 year old who got an introduction into web development in the late 90s. Once I first got dialup internet access, I dabbled as a young teenager with old school web development sites AOL, Angelfire and Geocities. I had a lot of fun creating websites, without knowing what html, css or javascript was.

Over the next few years in high school and throughout college I held a small web development job on the side for the York Mills Hockey Club, while teaching myself the required skills on the go.

In August 2012, I started working at DAC Group as a Junior Web Developer. Over roughly 2 years at DAC, I helped maintain and produce websites with DAC’s various clients. I learned and improved greatly in many web development skills & technologies such as HTML, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, Responsive Design, C#, SQL, Photoshop, cross browser issues and much more!

Since leaving DAC in July 2014, I took a 2 week trip backpacking throughout Europe. Upon arriving home in early August, I have been getting back into the web development groove, coding and watching various tutorials to help improve my coding skills. Lately I have been doing a lot of work with Javascript MV* frameworks such as AngularJS.

I was employed at the Toronto Star from July 2015 to January 2018. I worked on a wide variety of projects including the legacy Metro iOS app (Objective C#), Metro Android app (Java), Legacy Toronto Star m.thestar.com website (AngularJS 1.3), Toronto Star website www.thestar.com (ReactJS) and CQ5.6/AEM6.3 (Java, Javascript). In January 2018, I choose to leave the Toronto Star on amicable terms to take some personal time off, travel and lay low for a few months before looking for new opportunities in the Summer.