Becky Pollard

Frontend Web Developer

Profile

I'm a driven programmer with a focus on frontend web development. Coding and technology brings me joy, and I love sharing that joy by empowering others through knowledge sharing and mentoring. I have a history of clean, well documented, maintainable code, and value being part of a team. I'm always striving to improve my knowledge, and am excited to continue growing as a developer.

Skill Highlights

  • HTML5
  • CSS & SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • React
  • Webpack
  • Web Accessibility
  • Git & GitHub
  • Responsive Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Image Editing
  • Vector and SVG
  • Pair programming
  • Documentation

Education

  • Juno College of Technology // 2018

    Certificate in Web Development Immersive
  • Humber College // 2017

    Certificate in Web Design, Development, and Maintenance
  • Fanshawe College // 2012 - 2015

    Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

Work Experience

  • Software Developer, Uberflip

    Toronto, May 2020 (impacted by COVID-19 related mass-layoffs)

    Tech stack: PHP, CSS/SCSS, TypeScript, JavaScript.

    • Promotion to software team, responsible for programming changes and new features to the core Uberflip application.
    • Promoted from a top-3 candidate draft, recognized for excellence in growth and cross-team learning through internal mentorship.
    • Collaborated with head UX designer to transform the Uberflip platform's new branding and user experience.
    • Wrote new and improved existing internal documentation of the Engineering team's local development environment to fast-track future onboarding and improve department's recorded knowledge bank.
  • Frontend Developer, Uberflip

    Toronto, April 2019 - May 2020

    Tech stack: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS/SCSS, Webpack.

    • Customized client's Uberflip content management web experiences, both in design and functionality, with strict short turn-around deadlines and multiple simultaneous assignments.
    • Communicated efficiently with clients: clarified technical concepts, set expectations, decreased product implementation time by gathering exact requirements.
    • Upgraded enterprise clients to a new, accessible, WCAG compliant version of the Uberflip product with a strict deadline of 01/01/2020. Collaborated with the Software Development team to create this new v2 of the frontend solution.
    • Streamlined programming processes for the team by updating tooling and creating in-depth documentation on development processes and onboarding resources.
    • Improved project stability and reduced build times by upgrading to Webpack 4. Cut build times by 50% and generation of local dev environments by up to 70% - 80%.
    • Participated in internal Engineering mentoring, gained backend exposure to AWS infrastructure and Terraform.
    • Promoted from Frontend Team to Software Development Team by distinguishing myself as a top-3 performer.
  • Frontend Developer, GroupBy Inc.

    Toronto, August 2018 - March 2019

    Tech stack: JavaScript, Riot.js, CSS/SCSS, TypeScript

    • Worked in teams to deliver e-commerce store product search solutions tailored to client branding and catalogue complexity.
    • Programmed search result filtering by client-directed parameters, collaborated with ETL team to refine catalogue data to satisfy parameters.
    • Exposure to unit testing with Mocha, Chai, and Jest.