oh hey, I didn't see you there, I'm Laura Chuang

I'm a front-end web developer

A photo of me, Laura Chuang!  An enthusiastic web developer and researcher.  Very passionate and willing to talk about how all of Victor Fresco's shows are brilliant and keep getting cancelled way too early.

About Me (so what's your deal?)

I am a front-end developer and a recent graduate of the HackerYou Web Development Immersive.

I want to build products and services that will make the internet (and the world!) easier to navigate. I am committed to writing precise code in service of clean and accessible design. I believe in doing more good than bad.

I'm also an ALA-accredited librarian! I spent 5 years working as a legal research librarian for Bay Street law firms, where I conducted research for corporate litigation, large-scale M&A, and business development.

I've had a pretty buttoned-up career so far, and I'm ready to get weird.

Let's talk!

My Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS, Sass
  • JavaScript, jQuery, React
  • Git, Github, Terminal
  • Firebase
  • Jekyll, Hugo
  • Legal Research
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Certified CAPM
  • Information Managment
  • Teaching / Training

My Work (whatcha working on?)

a11y 1ist

An accessibility-focused grocery list app.

This mobile-first React app was designed so that users with limited mobility can build a generic grocery list without having to type or scroll.

  • React
  • Javascript
  • Firebase
  • Accessibility
  • Mobile-first

Autocomplete

An agency-style project built to the specifications of a client brief.

This retro-styled React app uses the Datamuse API for a functional autocomplete engine that returns different suggestions based on user input.

  • React
  • Javascript
  • REST APIs
  • Client project
  • Fun with friends

Feels Like 45

A paired programming project using APIs.

This app maps City of Toronto cooling centres that are made available when the City declares an Extreme Heat alert. The app also uses Leaflet JS and the Dark Sky weather API.

  • Javascript
  • REST APIs
  • Paired programming
  • Civic tech
  • Man it's a hot one

Feels Like 45

Coffee Culture

An app built with Jquery, Javascript, and Sass.

This guessing game will help you memorize all the words that you need to order coffee - in German! Learn as you go, and find out what you got right.

  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Sass
  • Objects & arrays
  • Eine kaffee, bitte

Single Page PSD Conversion

A PSD design converted into a single page site.

Provided with a Zeplin file showing the completed design, I built this pixel-perfect responsive website using HTML and CSS, without the use of layout tools such as Flexbox or Grid.

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Floats
  • Responsive design
  • First bootcamp project

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