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Deborah Chan

Front-End Web Developer
Toronto, ON
Highly motivated individual dedicated to writing clear, concise, robust code that works. Striving to never stop learning and improving.

Work Experience


Senior Developer

Dec 2014 - Current

Collaborating with stakeholders from CBC Sports, News, and Radio in a fast-paced Agile environment on numerous large-scale applications.

  • Supported CBC Sports desktop and mobile sites, including the Pan Am Games site and the roll-out of a global redesign and rebrand in 2015
  • Worked on a small team with CBC News to extend and support the Elections application (an SPA in Knockout.JS) for the Saskatchewan and Manitoba provincial elections
  • Lead front-end developer for a new internal tool for CBC Radio producers, built with React and Redux

Concordia University (Linguistics Department)

Web Developer (Freelance contract)

Mar 2017 - Current

Creating a test-style single page application for a linguistics experiment.

  • Built on React, Redux, and Firebase
  • Work in progress:


Web Developer (Freelance contract)

Dec 2014 - Sep 2015

Worked with McMaster's electronic medical record application, OSCAR, to transform its medical forms to suit a methadone clinic in Vietnam.

  • Implemented English to Vietnamese translations with jQuery
  • Created new, unique forms for the clinic using jQuery and Bootstrap

OSCAR McMaster

Junior Developer

Jul 2007 - Aug 2011

Recurring summer job building the prototype for and assisting with front-end work for the main OSCAR application

  • Helped to build an MVP for "Know2Act," a forum for clinicians to share information on drugs and other treatments
  • Built with Ruby on Rails on a legacy PostgreSQL database
  • Connected to OSCAR through XML-RPC
  • Also assisted with the creation of "e-forms" using HTML and JavaScript



Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

9-week front-end development bootcamp

University of Toronto

Honours Bachelor of Science Psychology

Sep 2008 - Aug 2014

With minors in English and Music History & Culture


  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Git