Kevin Sylvestre

I am a software engineer and hobbyist designer living in Vancouver, BC Canada. My main focus areas are Rails, React, and Swift (both Mac and iOS), where I provide consultation services to companies seeking assistance with their mobile and web development needs.

Prior to my current role, I worked at Pose in California. I was the lead software engineer on both the iOS and Ruby on Rails teams and helped to grow the company to over 3 million users. Our mobile application has been featured by Apple many times as “App of the Week”, “Best New App”, and even “App Store Best of the Year“.

I grew up in Canada and was born in Whitehorse, Yukon then moved to Waterloo, Ontario for a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. After finishing my degree, I started a software consulting business NeverBored Studios with some fellow graduates and specialized in Ruby and iOS contract work for a few years before moving to California. We launched a number of different iPhone, iPad and Mac apps and made numerous open source contributions.

Some of the technologies I have recently been using are:

  • Swift for Mac or iOS
  • Ruby with Rails with RSpec
  • TypeScript with React and Webpack
  • Postgres
  • Sketch

I have also had the opportunity to volunteer for a few not for profits doing design and development work:

  • Yukon River Trail Marathon
  • Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
  • KW Synchronized Swimming Club
  • Canada Winter Games

When I am not coding, I enjoy reading, biking, hiking, and snowboarding.