Wyatt Carss solves problems with computers and helps people.
He’s got a nasty habit of to trying to fix things — or at least trying to understand why they broke. He’s an amateur author, musician, artist, game-maker, philosopher, scientist, electrical engineer, voice-actor, sportsball-player, hiker, sleuth, travel-guide, and entrepreneur. He’s a bit of a doorknob, too, but people in his life seem to have come to terms with it.
Wyatt interned at Microsoft (on Office) and Google (on Webkit) as a youth, acted as President of the Society of Computing and Information Science at the University of Guelph, and as Senator for the Bachelor of Computing Degree, and won an Innovation Guelph Award of Excellence from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for creating and participating in The Guelph Seven to showcase the local spirit of innovation.
He later worked at FreshBooks for a little over five years, and recently left as Team Lead of the Payments dev team after completing a successful multi-year journey to PCI compliance, among many other adventures in vendor integrations, API development, billing systems, and front-end features for FreshBooks’ millions of users.
Wyatt did some travelling (first time out of North America!) in late 2017, learning exciting new things, meeting people, and relaxing. He then returned home and joined the small company Wisely, building fundraising tools for not-for-profit organizations.
That’s where Wyatt is today, but he’s always got something up his sleeve. If you want to know what that is, or just want to say hi, please leave a comment here or send him a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You can also read his resume here (pdf) if you want to re-live some of these thrilling paragraphs in more detail, with a beautiful layout.