Hello, I'm

Brett Nielsen

A Toronto Based Web Developer

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About Me

Hey, I'm Brett, a Web Developer based in Toronto. I am all about coding slick, interactive web applications. I always try and keep best practices in mind with my work and have a particular affinity for clean, modular code and styling difficult form elements. I am always working to make my projects as accessible and responsive as possible. Currently, I spend most of my coding time in React, Javascript and Sass.

Prior to learning to code, I spent five years in the media industry doing customer care and technical support for web and mobile apps, so I know the importance of user experience. That background motivated me to look at code from the other side, choosing to pursue my career as a developer. When I'm not coding, I can usually be found playing strategy games and browsing reddit for way too long on my home PC. I also love going out for drinks and food at new places with friends and colleagues.

Skills

HTML

CSS

Sass

Javascipt

jQuery

Git

GitHub

Gulp

React

Node

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Works

A selection of my favourite things I've built so far.

Playlist Picker
React
Javascript
API
Firebase

A web application that allows authenticated users to generate a movie playlist for a given length of time and save it for later. Uses Firebase and The Movie DB API.

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Playlist Picker
Hard Day Drink Connector
Hard Day Drink Connector
jQuery
Javascript
API
CSS

Using the LCBO API, this site connects you with an alcoholic product based on your responses to a few simple questions, then shows you where you can purchase it nearby.

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Weather We Eat
Git
GitHub
Gulp
Javascript

A website that gives you a recipe based on current weather conditions using the Yummly and Dark Skies APIs. Built with Tim Lemke and Faye Ma.

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Weather We Eat
Nom Derby
Nom deRby
HTML
CSS
jQuery
Javascript

A web app that generates you your very own Roller Derby name. Built with June Epstein using jQuery.

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Univers
HTML
CSS
jQuery
Responsive

A mobile-responsive PSD conversion based on an existing design. Design provided by HackerYou.

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Univers

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Contact

Get in touch with me!

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+1 (647) 966-7772
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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info@brettnielsen.ca