Jay Dobson

Web Developer, Photographer and Connoisseur of Cheesy Puns

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I'm Jay, a full-stack web developer by day and internet junkie by night. In 2006, I officially started my career after moving to Kitchener to work for a small consulting firm. Since then I have worked for various companies, as both an employee and contractor. This has given me the opportunity to hone my technical, project and interpersonal skills in the financial, insurance, education, and consulting sectors.

When the sun is shining and global pandemics are nowhere in sight, I enjoy sailing out of Kingsville (my hometown) on Lake Erie. I also like to hike, run and cycle to stay active. I've recently introduced bouldering into the mix!

In my downtime I enjoy camping, reading, music, visiting new craft breweries and shamefully marathoning shows on Netflix.

Skills

Below are just some of the skills I bring to the table.

  • HTML & CSS 3 including Bootstrap framework
  • Sass & less CSS Preprocessors
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Angular, Vue, React, Knockout, jQuery
  • .NET & .NET Core: MVC, Entity Framework, Web API using C#
  • Unit and Integration Testing
  • SQL Server, Azure SQL, MySQL, Mongo
  • Hosting & DevOps (CI/CD) with Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Source Control with Git
  • Software design patterns for testability and scalability
  • Overseeing projects in a technical/development lead role

What does all of this mean? I can design and build business solutions ranging from smaller informational or e-commerce websites to large-scale enterprise applications including continuous integration/deployment and service bus architecture.

Interested in discussing photography work or a web project? You can reach me at jay@jaydobson.com

Photography

Photography has been a passion of mine for some time now. Although it can be quite technical I enjoy the creative aspect of it to balance out my tech-heavy days.

I enjoy landscape and portrait photography but street photography has always interested me the most. I love capturing moments of people being themselves. No canned poses or fake smiles.

To see more of my photography check-out my Instagram page.

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