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Kevin Abesamis

JavaScript Developer from Toronto, ON., who is passionate about creating chatbots.

Relevant Employment History

Oct, 2019 - Current

Plan International, Chatbot Developer

Oct, 2019 - Current

Helped maintain a Facebook Messenger chatbot called TESSA, that helped users create a resume or find job opportunities, even if they have a limited education or job experience.

  • Designed and developed the majority of TESSA's newest features
  • Fixed and addressed more than 85 bugs related to its operation
  • Updated the codebase from Dialogflow v1 to v2
Jul, 2013 - Sep, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline, Application Portfolio Support

Jul, 2013 - Sep, 2013

Worked in conjunction with GSK's eSolutions digital marketing team, to help them publish information and content regarding several of their brands online.

  • Coordinated with stakeholders over the course of development
  • Evaluated web applications to ensure they were ready for production
  • Constructed internal web pages and team sites using Microsoft SharePoint
Sep, 2011 - Dec, 2011

IBM Canada Ltd., Rational Software Test Specialist

Sep, 2011 - Dec, 2011

Performed quality assurance testing on IBM's Rational line of enterprise software.

  • Conducted test cases and provided suggestions on what could be improved
  • Reproduced bugs and investigated the root cause of their behaviour
  • Deployed instances of IBM WebSphere Application Server/Jazz Team Server


2009 - 2012

Sheridan College, Software Development & Network Engineering

2009 - 2012


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • Dialogflow
  • React v16.8+
  • MySQL
  • GraphQL
  • Docker
  • AWS