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I've been building things since I was a kid. First, it was making Lego cars, constructing pillow forts, and piloting blanket space-ships. In grade school I was programming video games, writing stories, and starting my first business. Through high school I was editing videos, tinkering with remote control cars, and building websites. While earning my Mechatronics Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo I began writing software, wiring electronics, and building robots for a variety of amazing Canadian tech companies. Then I spent four years learning the ropes at a Waterloo startup as a developer, product manager, and sales engineer. Nowadays, I'm CTO of a New York City startup fixing enterprise learning, but not that much has really changed... I'm still an absent-minded kid with an over-active imagination, a love for technology, and a desire to build software, hardware, and businesses around the stuff that excites me. This site is a place for me to record my experiences at the intersection of business and technology, while hopefully sharing a bit of my childish imagination along the way.

// Neville

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dangerously fast learner
  • Proven technical leader, strategic decision maker, and manager
  • Several years of software development using Javascript, C++, Ruby, Python, and Java
  • Built full stack web apps with React, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Node.js, HTML, CSS
  • Product management experience writing features, roadmaps, wireframes, etc.
  • Developer cross-platform iOS and Android apps with React Native
  • Entrepreneurial insight acquired by working at several early-stage companies
  • Natural presenter and communicator, proficient technical writer
  • Expert networking knowledge from building products, especially TCP and HTTP
  • Design experience using both Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Hardware and robotics experience from academic, work, and personal projects

EDUCATION

2005-2010
B.A.Sc. MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
University of Waterloo 

WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2016 - Present
CTO | PATHGATHER

June 2014 - May 2016
LEAD ENGINEER | PATHGATHER

February 2013 - June 2014
PRODUCT ENGINEER | AVVASI

May 2009 - February 2013
DESIGN ENGINEER | AVVASI

May 2013 - February 2014
TECHNICAL LEAD | BRIDGIT

March 2013 - Present
LEAD ORGANIZER | HACKERNEST
Kitchener - Waterloo 

2008
ROBOTIC SYSTEMS DESIGNER | 2G ROBOTICS 

2007, 2008
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER | BLACKBERRY