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Brenden Lam

Brenden Lam

Developer I - Hired 2/13/2018 - As the youngest member of the team, Brenden earned the nickname of Young Hybrid for his proficient in both development and design.

About Brenden

From the minute he was hired, Brenden had a problem with his title.

"Can I have two titles?" he asked?

Despite the fact that titles mean very little in terms of what roles a person will play at Gunner, Brenden didn't want to be pidgeon holed as either a developer or a designer.

And that's fine with the Gunner team as Brenden already has been used extensively under roles that traditionally fall under both.

"UX is so underrated, which is one reason I love it," he says. "Good UX is something people don't notice because it's seamless, which is probably the reason it doesn't get the credit it deserves."

But then he waviers immediately.

"That said, coding is very similar," he says. "Good code just works, which is why sometimes people think it's like waving a magic wand. It looks effortless, but so much effort goes into writing good code."

Brenden's hybrid tendecies is why he took to React so quickly.

"With React, you're writing components," he says. "Everything is a component and a component is both design and dev, so it's a perfect situation for me."

Recently, he's been asked to help out with the uConsent project, which is a dream come true to Brenden.

"uConsent is a unique design challenge because it's all about the interaction," he says. "I can't wait to see what I can do!"

Proficiencies

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Amazon CloudWatch

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Amazon Cognito

Simple and Secure User Sign-Up, Sign-In, and Access Control

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Amazon DynamoDB

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Amazon S3

Object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere

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AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify is a toolchain which includes a robust feature set for simplifying mobile and web application development.

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AWS CodeCommit

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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers.

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Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS.

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CSS3

CSS3 is the latest evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets language and aims at extending CSS2.1

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ElastiCache

Managed, Redis or Memcached-compatible in-memory data store.

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ES6

The next version of JavaScript

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Fabric

Fabric is a platform that helps your mobile team build better apps, understand your users, and grow your business.

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Fastlane

Fastlane connects all iOS and Android deployment tools into one streamlined workflow

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Git

Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

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HTML5

HTML5 is the 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web

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JavaScript

JavaScript is the world's most widespread programming language, powering the Internet.

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Jest

Jest is used by Facebook to test all JavaScript code including React applications.

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jQuery

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library.

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Material Design

Material Design is a visual language that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation of technology and science.

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Material UI

Material UI is a CSS Framework and a Set of React Components that Implement Google's Material Design

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Node.js

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications

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npm

npm is a JavaScript package manager

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Puppeteer

Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control Chrome or Chromium over the DevTools Protocol.

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React

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

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RxJS

Reactive Extensions for JavaScript

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Scrum

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Serverless Framework

Build web, mobile and IoT applications with serverless architectures using AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google CloudFunctions & more

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Twilio

Twilio brings voice and messaging to web and mobile applications.

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Webpack

Webpack is a module bundler

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WordPress

WordPress is a semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.