Wes Bos

Designer, Developer & Entrepreneur making the web an awesome place.

About

The Skinny: I'm Wes Bos, a web developer, UI designer and speaker from Toronto. I love business, the internet, cutting edge technology and best practices. I've been creating websites for around 9 years and have become pretty good at it. I hang out on Twitter and would love to meet you.

A little more… I’m super passionate about design, development, and business. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to do all three as a career. From a technical standpoint, I spend most of my time working with JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP. I’ve been a WordPress developer for 5 years now and over the past year have been working a lot with HTML5, NodeJS and many sprinkles of CSS3. New and open sources web technologies make me super excited and I can’t wait to see whats to come of the web in the next few years.

I learn from the community and love to share what I have learned back. I regularly have speaking events on everything from HTML5 to UI/UX. I’m part of the amazing Ladies Learning Code where I instruct the WordPress courses. I’m also the lead instructor of a longer 3 month course at HackerYou

Over the years I’ve had many jobs from big corporations to small design agencies, if you’re interested in more, check out my LinkedIn. I have graduated of Ryerson University’s Business Technology Management program where I obtained my Bachelor of Commerce in enterprise resource development. Its a fancy way of saying that I really know how technology and business should work together.

When not creating websites, I love to spend my time with my beautiful girlfriend Fiance wife Kaitlin, my family and friends. In the summer I rebuild and ride vintage racing bikes. I like to fancy myself as a good cook and have been known to make some pretty killer pulled pork.

Thanks to Chris Gruggen for most photos you see of me on this site.

Skills & Interests

Core
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile/Responsive Web Design
  • HTML5 (Canvas, Audio, Video)
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • MySQL
Library
  • jQuery (Base, UI, Mobile)
  • Node.js
  • WordPress
  • Backbone.js
  • Code Igniter
  • Pods CMS
  • Phone Gap
  • Vanilla Forums 1 & 2
API
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MailChimp
  • Google Maps 3
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • and many more!