Christina Truong

Front-end Developer + Tech Educator

Christina Truong

Hello!

As a web developer, I specialize in creating modular and scalable front-end architectures. As an educator, I focused on creating inclusive learning environments.

I also occasionally write and speak about web development, diversity and whatever else is on my mind. Also a certified BODYPUMP Instructor for GoodLife Fitness.

Fun Fact: this is the resume template I created for a Ladies Learning Code workshop!

Work Experience

Developer & Educator

Independent

Jan 2012 - Present

Provides various front-end related services ranging from development work, consultations, speaking engagements, corporate training, workshops and online courses.

See more at christinatruong.com.

Director of Curriculum

Ladies Learning Code

Jul 2014 - Feb 2016

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

Director of Curriculum

Managed and created curriculum for the adult programs, to be used in all 20+ chapter cities across Canada. Supported volunteer instructors and tech related strategies and duties.

Key contributions:

  • Created 9 new workshops focusing on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Wordpress and Responsive Web Design.
  • Created all Hackapalooza content (2 day conference style event), consisting of 2-4 hour workshop sessions.
  • Created curriculum, instructor materials and lead instructor for the part-time Digital Skills program.
  • Provided instructor training for all lead instructors, across Canada. Training focused on creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment.
  • Maintained the ladieslearningcode.com website.

Lead Instructor & Mentor

  • Volunteer lead instructor and mentor for various workshops.
  • Lead several chapter launch workshops across Canada.

Instructor

Humber College

Sep 2012 - May 2013
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Member of the founding Web Design and Interactive Media team.

Developed original course materials and lesson plans for 1st and 2nd year Web Programming and the Business of Interactive Media courses.

Web programming instruction focused on HTML and CSS fundamentals, CSS preprocessors, responsive web development, mobile web techniques and basic PHP.

Also provided instruction about the business issues for freelancers & job seekers. Some topics covered were quoting, freelance contracts, personal branding and networking strategies.

Senior Front-end Developer

Field ID

Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

Lead the front-end development for in-house safety inspection software.

Key contributions:

  • Responsible for recommendations, setting code standards for the front-end development and UI/UX for the web app.
  • Created a fully customized front-end framework for the web app, including design.
  • Standardizing the site architecture and design. The framework contains reusable structures and customization option to easily create new components.

Front-end Developer

Teehan+Lax

Jan 2011 - Mar 2013

Completed development for clients such as Bell, Virgin Mobile and Globe & Mail.

Key contributions include:

  • Developed mobile web prototypes for Globe & Mail and Scotiabank targeting Android, iPad and iPhone.
  • First associate to complete an internal Labs project entitled "Do We Have Milk?" The smartjug/Arduino project garnered coverage from The Verge, NewScientist, Engadget and Mashable.
  • Organized a series of HTML/CSS Q&A's and working sessions for in-house designers as part of an internal initiative for designers to learn the basics of front-end development.

Interface Developer

Razorfish

Nov 2009 - Dec 2010

Primary developer for holtrenfrew.com and provided support for various client projects such as Home Depot and KFC.

Created wireframes, provided creative direction and front-end integration for the Holt Renfrew Lookbook CMS template. The layout added enhancements and improved the user flow. Able to re-use the code for new gift guide templates and cut development time in half.

Content Coordinator / Web Designer

Invesco

December 2006 - November 2009

Responsible for updates to internal and external sites.

Key contributions:

  • Successful redesign of on-line registration. Created templates to reduce development time in half.
  • Increased efficiency by converting internal micro-sites to XHTML, CSS and XML to allow for faster updates and reduced processes.

Instructor & Mentor

HackerYou

February 2014 - June 2014

Instructor and mentor for full-time front-end bootcamp course focused on technologies and languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Wordpress. Also mentored for the part-time front-end program.

Education

Seneca College

Webmaster Site Design Certificate, 2006

14 week program covering HTML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, PHP and JavaScript.

York University

Bachelor of Arts, 2001-2005

Double Major in Communications & Psychology.

San Jose State University

General Studies, 2000

First year general studies.