Tobin Skinner
US Citizen & Canadian Permanent Resident
Specializations: JavaScript (Backbone)
Location: Montréal, Québec
Contact: tobin.skinner@gmail.com
Work Experience
April 2014 - present: Developer Amilia
October 2013 - April 2014: Front-End Developer Acquisio
October 2012 - August 2013: Software Developer (JavaScript, Android) iLanguage Lab
2012 - 2013: Webmaster: Meeting on English Language Teaching (MELT; UQAM)
2008 - 2009: Webmaster: Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF)
2006 - 2007: Webmaster: McGill Department of Linguistics
Awards
August 2013: Special mention in the teams category (with Josh Horner) at #hackmtl for Souvenir, a social media aggregator based on date range.
2007: Lara Riente Memorial Prize in Linguistics, McGill University Department of Linguistics
2006: McGill Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award
2004 - 2008: Full graduate scholarship and stipend (McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship, McGill Majors), McGill University Department of Linguistics
Education
2009 PhD in LinguisticsMcGill University
Thesis: Investigations of Downward Movement; deals with some thorny issues in the cyclic linearization of multi-dominant structures in natural language.
2004 MA in Applied LinguisticsBoston University
2000 BA in Spanish with Highest DistinctionUniversity of Virginia
Skills
Machine Languages: JavaScript (Backbone, AngularJS), C#/.NET, HTML5, Java (Android), LaTeX, Git, CouchDB
Human Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Public Projects
JavaScript
  • FieldDB Spreadsheet Module
    100% JavaScript client-side app (AngularJS & Twitter Bootstrap), backed by a NoSQL database with Node.js web services for syncing data between devices and users, sharing data publicly, from conception to public beta in 2 months. All OpenSource. Launched with our clients at McGill.
  • Souvenir
    Uses Flickr API to pull in vacation images based on date range to present a web-based photo album to the user. #hackmtl project. Special mention.
Android
  • FieldDB Video Recorder
    Native Android application (Java) using fragments with support for front- and back-facing cameras. Used to record and upload videos to FieldDB web services to automatically extract and chunk audio into the datastore.
Links
View my academic CV for conference presentations, invited talks, and publications.
View my GitHub for more.