Hi, I'm Simon!

I build full-stack React Native Apps, teach, and speak about tech in Toronto.

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About me🙋‍♂️

Hello 👋 I'm Simon.

I'm a full stack developer, part-time teacher, and AWS Solutions Architect with experience developing MVP’s, complex feature integration, and developing automation and business solutions. I sometimes speak at events in Toronto and I've published a few tutorials on Hackernoon. My clients are awesome and have been featured in BlogTO, Cannes Lions Festival and case studied by RED Academy.

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Projects💻

Get WeeL
WeeL is an automotive app and platform that helps connect drivers with mechanics. This was a full-stack platform encompassing React, React Native, Codeigniter and AWS to deliver a robust set of tools to first time car owners.
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Full Stack
2018
Humber Hawks App
The Humber Hawks app was a React Native project with Node/express backend that integrated several complex features including geofencing and presto-Sports API integration. We built a functional rewards system that used QR Codes for validation and redemption
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React Native
2018
Influenxio
Influenxio was a massive project, encompassing full-stack features such as chat, notification, monitoring, and complex API's to connect influencers and brands.
Influenxio
Full Stack
2018

Writing✍️

Converting a Complex React Native Class Camera Component to Hooks

Converting a Complex React Native Class Camera Component to Hooks
If you’re a React Native developer and haven’t used hooks yet, you should definitely take the time to check them out. Hooks allow you to use state and other react component features without using a class.
August 2019 - 10 min

Building a serverless chatbot with AWS Lex, Lambda and Amazon Aurora: Part 1.

Building a serverless chatbot with AWS Lex, Lambda and Amazon Aurora: Part 1.
Serverless technology is here to stay, and the benefits of a serverless architecture for your app or product are huge. In this tutorial…,
Oct 2018 - 10 min

Expo Developer Feature: Simon Stern

Expo Developer Feature: Simon Stern
We‘re happy to return to our Developer Showcase with an introduction to Toronto-based developer Simon Stern. In addition to being a full-stack developer and consulting on React Native a
August 2019 - 10 min

Talks🗣

Building a chatbot with AWS: Lex and Lambda

Building a chatbot with AWS: Lex and Lambda
In this workshop, we build out the basic components of a chatbot using serverless architecture
Dec 19, 2018 - 15 min

Comparing React Native Boilerplates

Comparing React Native Boilerplates
We discussed ways of putting together a React Native project using predefined boilerplates and comparing their benefits
June 19, 2019 - 15 min

Comparing React Native Boilerplates

Comparing React Native Boilerplates
We discussed ways of putting together a React Native project using predefined boilerplates and comparing their benefits
August, 2019 - NaN min

Augmented Reality Workshop with Viro React

Augmented Reality Workshop with Viro React
Buildng Augmented Reality assets, styling them, and projecting them into the real world.
August, 2019 - NaN min