Andrew Patton

acusti.ca // andrew@acusti.ca

Current Employment

Brandcast — Lead Front-End Architect July 2015 – Present
Brandcast is a collaborative web publishing platform that enables teams to design, build, publish, and maintain their web properties

Selected Projects

Brandcast Platform June 2016 – Present
Build and architect experiences across the Brandcast platform, from the design studio to the web publishing server. Collaborate closely with our lead product designer to design and build new features and UXs in a scalable and maintainable way.

React.js Oct. 2016 – August 2018
Modified the react-dom library to make it possible to render React components into an iframe and worked with the core React team to land those changes in facebook/react.

Front-End NPM Modules March 2015 – Present
Maintain react-higher-event, which provides a declarative API to listen to events outside of a React component. Built onscrolling and affixing-header for performant scroll-based interactions.

Cinémathèque Québecoise Oct. 2014 – June 2015
Lead developer and architect of a multilingual Solr-powered search application built with FuelPHP and a sibling WordPress-powered publication site for Québec’s official film archives.

Trica Furniture March 2014 - Aug. 2014
Built a WordPress-based multilingual product catalogue with a custom responsive theme, custom interactive sliders and image galleries, and a custom-built authoring experience.

Jewish General Hospital Library Search Dec. 2013 – March 2014
Built a fast and maintainable multilingual Solr-powered search front end, based on my initial design, for a hospital library using Handlebars and vanilla JS.

Open Source Contributions

React, immutable.js, jsdom, wp-cli, AMP, flow, vimeo/player.js, browserslist, react-dnd, CSSOM, react-higher-event, selection.js, jest, fbjs, react-draggable, bezier-easing-editor, gogs, PrestaShop-webservice-lib, onscrolling, socket.io, timeago.js, draft.js, diffDOM, AtomLinter/linter-jscs, react-number-editor, basecamp/trix, react-color, redux-form, react-numeric-input, hood.ie, react-async-script-loader, underscores.me, nvalt-prime, jquery-requestAnimationFrame, jquery-smooth-scroll, wp-plugin-in-github, WordPress-Wiki

Programming Languages and Technologies

Front-End

  • JavaScript
    • Functional programming with immutable.js for immutability
    • React with Redux and immutable.js for global state
    • Module bundling with webpack
    • Static typing with flow and typescript
    • Unit testing (BDD) with jest
    • End-to-end testing with cypress
  • CSS and HTML

Back-End

  • Node.js
  • GraphQL (previously REST)
  • PHP and MySQL (using traditional MVC frameworks and CMSs)
  • MongoDB
  • iOS with Swift

Other Interests

Music production and composition
I love music and play piano. I’ve played a couple of shows in Montreal with a previous iteration of the Sontag Shogun project and was coach of the band Slowest Runner. Also, I like making music, and, when feeling inspired, sharing the results.

Education

McGill University, 2003 – 2007
BA in Cultural Studies, with a Minor in Music Technology

Languages

I speak and understand Spanish and French fluently.