Hey! I'm Simon 👋🏼

I'm a full stack developer, part-time instructor, and AWS Solutions Architect. I have experience developing MVP’s, complex feature integration, cloud services, and developing automation and business solutions. I'm an organizer for TorontoJS and founder of Easy AWS.

Lately, I have been helping cool clients like the Annex Hotel and KABN but I can also be found writing for The Startup and Hackernoon.

My passions are education, career development, and software. Combining those 3 has been my journey.

Please check out some of my works below, and if you'd like to collaborate on a project, please feel free to reach out.

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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 are 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

How to deploy a serverless endpoint on AWS in under 5 minutes

How to deploy a serverless endpoint on AWS in under 5 minutes
Developing serverless infrastructure is the way of the future. There are broad implications for the technology such as enhanced scalability, lower cost, and other benefits. There are tons of resources for determining a business case for serverless, so its definitely something worth exploring.
September 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
September 10, 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.
September 11, 2019 - NaN min

An Intro to React Native

An Intro to React Native
Developing a fun and simple React Native app from scratch together and learning about FlatList, AsyncStorage, and React-Navigation along the way.
December 3, 2019 - NaN min