Hi! I'm Deon. I currently work at Slack as an SRE, but previously studied Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
In the past, I interned at Bloomberg, Yahoo, 500px, and TextNow.
On the side, I really enjoy photography, rock climbing, and playing board games!
I worked on Consul-based service discovery, building out infrastructure and APIs for developers to register and find services.
I worked on containerizing services used at Bloomberg, and making them easy to use for product teams.
I worked mostly on chat-bots at Yahoo, specifically on routing (between bots and chat platforms).
I worked on the main 500px site and API, using Ruby on Rails and Backbone/Marionette in Coffeescript. A few things I did there:
As a web intern at TextNow, I worked on the TextNow web client, using Angular, Backbone & Marionette, and Node. A few things I did there:
TerribleHack is a comedy-centric hackathon held termly at the University of Waterloo, focused on making relatively unconventional, but funny hacks! We're now heading into our 8th iteration.
Tech Retreat is a hackathon and learnathon for high school students to learn, collaborate, and create.
On August 15, 2015, we hosted over 150 high school students at the University of Waterloo.