Ryder Damen

Hi, I'm Ryder.

I'm a hard-working Canadian who likes to travel, develop, design, and discover.

My educational background is in science and engineering, and I currently work as a data engineer.

My mantra in life is to always try or learn something new. Be it code, an experiment, longboarding, or flying an airplane, if it's something I haven't tried, I'm always keen.

Engineering & Software Development

Starting in graphic design, I moved my way into front end and full stack development. I now use my skills in engineering and design to solve interesting problems in the field of data engineering.

Recent Projects

Languages

Version Control Systems

Libraries and Platforms

Front End Skills

Back End Skills

Operating Systems

Cloud Providers

Databases

Data Formats

Package Managers

Data Engineering

Design Skills

Languages

  • Python
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Swift
  • C++
  • Perl
  • Go
  • Bash

Version Control Systems

  • Git
  • Subversion

Libraries and Platforms

  • WordPress
  • React
  • React Native
  • React VR
  • Angular
  • Cordova
  • Ionic
  • PhantomJS
  • Django
  • Beautiful Soup
  • iOS
  • Android
  • jQuery
  • Ajax
  • chart.js
  • D3.js
  • ElasticSearch

Front End Skills

  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • SCSS
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Angular
  • Django
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive Design
  • Accessible Design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Web Speed Optimization
  • Chrome Development Tools
  • Chart.js
  • D3.js

Back End Skills

  • MySQL
  • PostGreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • MariaDB
  • Neo4J
  • Shell Scripting
  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Jenkins
  • Distributed Computing
  • Spark
  • PySpark
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Web Scraping

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OSX
  • Debian

Cloud Providers

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
    • AWS Lambda
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
    • Google Cloud Compute
    • App Engine
    • Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Functions
    • Cloud DataStore
    • Cloud Load Balancing
    • Virtual Private Cloud
    • Stackdriver
    • Cloud SQL
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Digital Ocean

Databases

  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Neo4J
  • Cassandra
  • SQLite
  • Parse
  • Firebase

Data Formats

  • JSON
  • XML
  • YAML
  • CSV

Package Managers

  • NPM
  • Composer
  • PyPI (pip)

Data Engineering

  • Web Scraping
  • Spark
  • PySpark
  • Cloud Computing
  • D3
  • Data Visualization
  • ElasticSearch

Design Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Sketch
  • HTML
  • CSS

Science & Engineering

I have an undergraduate background in the biological and medical sciences, and a graduate background in Biomedical Engineering. I'm specifically interested in the intersection between software, and biomedical engineering.

For the scientists in the room, here are a few of my lab skills.

  • Flow cytometry (FACS)
  • SDS-PAGE, Agarose gel electrophoresis, Western Blot
  • PCR – Conventional, qPCR (Real-time PCR)
  • Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry
  • Data Mining, Data Analysis
  • Biomedical Software Development

UX & Design

With a background in Biomedical Engineering, I've got a strong understanding of human computer interaction. Combined with years of experience in graphic design, I use my skills to build better, and better-looking software.

  • Skills
    • Web Design (and development)
    • App Design
    • Graphic Design & illustration
    • Print Design
  • Software
    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premier, Lightroom
    • Sketch, Auxure

Leadership & Travel

I'm a big fan of learning new, and teaching new leadership skills. From my experience as a student leader, to presenting at national leadership conferences, I can bring people together.

A big part of my leadership skills come from my experiences travelling. I've been to over 40 countries, and I've got no plans to stop any time soon. For details on my travels, information on countries, and a few stories, check out my travel blog.