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

  • CBC

    Senior Developer|Dec, 2014Current

    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, 2017Current

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

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

    Web Developer (Freelance contract)|Dec, 2014Sep, 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, 2007Aug, 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


  • HackerYou

    Sep, 2014Nov, 2014

    9-week front-end development bootcamp

  • University of Toronto

    Honours Bachelor of Science - Psychology|Sep, 2008Aug, 2014

    With minors in English and Music History & Culture


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