Hey!

My name is Colin Rabyniuk

I’m a writer, developer, and product manager who loves all things digital.

Let’s build.

Projects

React Weathr

Javascript, React.js

January 2018

React Weathr is my first go around at using React.js. It's a simple way to get the forecast using the Reach and OpenWeatherMap API. React took a minute to wrap my head around, but once I got it I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to working with it more.

ESFiddle

Javascript, Less, Pug

2017

This was my first ever open source contribution. ESFiddle is an ES6 online playground, letting users try out awesome ES6 features. I help redesigned the profile page to be mobile friendly and make better use of space.

Cohousr

Javascript, Node.js

Winter 2017

Cohousr is a Node app that uses Google's Custom Search API to gather specific craiglist posts before scraping them for further analysis. It's a part of research project my brother is working on about cohousing and intentional communities. Eventually we want to use NLP to analyze the listings and document our findings.

Ron Howard Voice

Javascript, Node.js

June 2017

Ron Howard Voice is a dumb Twitter bot I made using Node.js and the npm package Twit. It's like, so dumb I shouldn't even talk about it here.

Sharp Custom Features

HTML5, SCSS, Javascript

April 2016 - Present

At Sharp, I've put together a variety of editorial features for the magazine. They're fun projects that let me design and develop. In the magazine, these articles would be big multi-page spreads, cover stories, but they often lose their impact when just put into a standard CMS template. These executions incease the impact of the stories online.

Stuff I’m Thinking About

Other Work-Like Things

Wordpress Developer

Freelance

Sept 2017 - Now

Work on variety of wordpress projects, front- and back-end, big and small, delivering custom themes and bespoke solutions.

Product Manager

Contempo Media

Sept 2015 - Now

Own the product strategy and execution for multiple digital properties. Work with key stakeholders to identify and prioritize business goals and user needs. Since relaunching sharpmagazine.com in Nov. 2015, we have doubled traffic and increased revenue by 50 per cent. Cool!

Front-End Developer

Contempo Media

Mar - Sept 2015

Worked on sharpmagazine.com, developing various editorial tools and site improvements. Built custom event management web app for the company's growing events business. Won multiple Canadian Online Publishing Awards for my work.

Web Designer

Maya Traditions Foundation

Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

In Panajachel, Guatemala, I worked on the new mayatraditions.com, a growing social enterprise focused on helping traditional Mayan artisans around Lake Atitlan.