Bryan Nichols - Web Developer
[email protected] - (425) 679 - 9123
Sr. Front End Engineer
12/2016 - Present
REI is an expansive member-owned co-op established in 1938. Since its founding, REI has become the largest co-op in the United States with over 12,000,000 members and 12,000 employees. REI has a unique physical and online presence being an industry leader in outdoor equipment and offering unparalleled "green vest" expertise. Being voted into the top 100 places to work since 1998, REI continues to excel in the marketplace.
Front End Engineer
9/2015 - 12/2016
REI - * See above *
6/2014 - 9/2015
DoubleDown Interactive specializes in the online gaming space. More specifically, DoubleDown Interactive is responsible for a thriving online casino with millions of users and a bolstering ecosystem, leading the charge for online casino experiences.
9/2012 - 5/2014
Tag Creative Is an interactive agency specializing in creative brand and advertising campaigns. They work with a wide range of partners and clients in a diverse range of disciplines. Because of the unique opportunities created in their relationships, Tag has a diverse portfolio including websites, applications, games and other tooling.
7/2011 – 7/2012
Stripes39 is a multi-faceted firm involved in many online verticals. These include Brand Development, B2B Lead Generation, Natural Language Processing and many more. They primarily specialize in High keyword rankings to drive traffic to their sites for lead conversion.
Committee for Children - Second Step
Single page application built on Backbone JS. The application used in the classroom to display interactive curriculum for grades 1 - 5. Built to run as a module, it's powered on the backend with DNN for data and user authentication.
Proof of concept: Skype wanted to test the ability to create videos through a social experience. The application was configured on a Digital Ocean Droplet with Rails and Unicorn. Also leveraged the FFMpeg library for video manipulation operations (truncate, convert, stitch, add bumper).
Microsoft Content App
WinJS Application used internally by Microsoft to distribute and view curated Microsoft content. Leverages local storage API's for user data.
Large aggregation of education related news. Complete wordpress integration from comp to completion. The site sits on top of 3 DB's due to aggregate data needs and administrational needs.
Custom application running on huge data store of publicly education statistics.
https://github.com/bonpixel With Git as my preferred CVS, Gihub is an awesome place to find new code and inspiration.
http://codepen.io/bonpixel/ Some of the quick one-off examples I've used for proof-of-concept or quick prototypes in code.
https://bonpixel.com/ Personal articles where I check in now and again to file away thoughts and other things I come across.
Education & Certifications
1/2008 – 1/2011
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, Utah
Bachelor of Science: Information Technology with an emphasis on software* Some Coursework Completed
1/2008 – 1/2011
CIW Web Associate Certification
CompTIA A+ Certification
Mac Integration Basics 10.6
OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Support Essentials
When I'm not working on code, I like to unwind in my shop with a good woodworking project. From workbenches to cabinets, Woodworking is a skill I continue to hone and challenge myself with.
I'm working on building a small little fishing boat that I can take out with my wife and kids on some of the lakes around where I live. It's a long time coming but it will be well worth the wait.
I'm a percussionist. Primarily set, but I also play the Cajon, Djembe, Congas and others. I began playing about 10 years ago and I play for my church on a regular basis.
Bryan Nichols - [email protected]