Gale Bonker

NYC / Remote
Front-End Software Engineer
At CH Media, I used JavaScript (React, Redux, ES6) to build and maintain DROPOUT, our streaming service, in a responsive, accessible, intuitive way, so that our 65,000+ subscribers could enjoy our content with ease. Additionally, I taught my front-end team about accessibility development, allowing thousands more assistive technologies users to navigate DROPOUT more easily, and added accessibility testing to our review process. I also drove positive change on our team, by scheduling and hosting continuous improvement meetings among the front-end team, and advocating for technical and design debt prioritization. Lastly, I heavily participated in a full-stack paired-programming initiative to build both an OAuth and reverse OAuth login system between DROPOUT and Facebook, so that subscribers on both platforms could enjoy our content on both platforms seamlessly.

My dream has always been to use technology to help humanity and Planet Earth. At CollegeHumor, I had the opportunity to do that by building technology that helped make people laugh and brighten their spirits. In my next (ideally remote-friendly) role, I’m hoping to use my front-end software engineering skills to improve the world in even more fundamental ways. Please contact me if I sound like a good fit for your team.