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Chris Olsen


  • Over 8 years of web development experience
  • Two years of Android experience
  • Five years of developing web applications on *nix platforms with RubyOnRails
  • Close to three years of jQuery experience

Technical Skills

Frameworks & SDK's

Node.js, RubyOnRails, Android


Ruby, Java, Javascript, Go


MySql, Sqlite3, MongoDB

Operating Systems / Distros

Ubuntu/Debian, Archlinux, OS X


Showbie: Front End Developer 2014-Present

  • Develop Ember.js based web app, replicating the existing iOS app on the web

MitreMedia: Architect 2012-2013

  • Server and deployment setup for existing apps
  • Design and development of internal article publishing application

Intelligent Imaging Systems: 2011-2012

Drivewyze - PrePass App

  • Allow drivers to receive possible bypass notifications from weigh stations if they or their company has a good record for being within the truck weight limits.
  • Allow drivers to automate road toll fee payments for participating toll booths.

Position: Product Architect (Feb 2012 - August 2012)

  • Responsible for creating and documenting logic for mobile devices and server API
  • Liaison between client and developers

Position: Software Developer (June 2011 - Feb 2012)

  • Primary Android developer
  • Java, Android, Sqlite3
  • UI design for all mobile platforms

Greenstem: Developer 2008 - Present (Personally owned company)


  • Web app to allow gyms to create workouts, members to post results and communicate with other members.
  • Angular.js front-end, Node.js api


  • Allows for people to log their workouts, track their improvements and share their results with friends.
  • RubyOnRails, jQuery, MySql, MiniTest, Nginx, Archlinux
  • No longer available


  • Web application to allow leagues to create their game schedules and manage the league throughout the season.
  • RubyOnRails, jQuery, MySql, ActiveRecord, Test::Unit, Nginx, Archlinux


  • Android application entered into the Apps4Edmonton contest that provided users with quick access to city information.
  • Android, Java, Sqlite3, Sinatra, DataMapper, Nginx, Ubuntu


  • Web application that allows for the easy creation of custom websites for realtors.
  • RubyOnRails, jQuery, MySql, ActiveRecord, Rspec, Nginx, Archlinux

Minigroup: Developer 2010-2011

  • Remote contract
  • Worked primarily on the back-end server logic along with some front-end jQuery.
  • Created search module to allow users to find notes, links and/or assets.
  • RubyOnRails, jQuery, Mysql, ActiveRecord, Test::Unit

Zedi: Web Developer 2008-2010

  • Worked on a joint project with Schlumberger to customize existing application to allow for a smooth transition from their previous well site monitoring tools.

    • ASP.NET MVC, NHibernate, Oracle
  • Successfully completed a scalability project to allow the site to handle the increased user load.

    • ASP.NET, jQuery, NHibernate, Oracle
  • Completed the SCADA drag n’ drop interface to allow users to monitor various on site sensors.

    • jQuery, ASP.NET, NHibernate, Oracle

Alberta Education: System Analyst II 2005-2007

  • Created web app for Special Requests that allowed students to apply online.
  • Allowed the Special Request staff to process student requests online.
  • ASP.NET, VB.NET, DryCleaner, MSSQL

Alberta Education: Summer Student 2004 (4 months)

  • Developed in-house application to allow flagged exams with scan errors to be corrected online instead of manually.
  • Application increased the speed of the process greater than 10 times.
  • VB.NET Win32, MSSQL


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

  • Computer System Technology Diploma (1/2002 - 12/2004)
  • Graduated with an average above 90%
  • Received the Jason Lang Scholarship

University of Alberta

  • BSc w/ specialization in chemistry (9/1994 - 1/2000)
  • Worked for 2 years in chemistry lab at fertilizer plant (Agrium)
  • One year internship at National Centre for Upgrading Technology (NCUT)
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