Steve Breese

A Chicago-based Full-stack JavaScript Developer

About Steve

Steve Breese, Web App Developer

Steve Breese is a web developer with over 12 years of experience.  He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Urban Planning.  He began his career as a GIS Analyst for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Later he worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at Nokia HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) where he got a start at developing single page applications.  Next, he helped expand the functionality of United Airline's cutting edge Flight Checkin application.  Then, he architected and developed web applications for Municipal GIS Parnters (MGP Inc) at their Des Plaines headquarters. In his current position, he develops performant and easy-to-maintain web applications for big-named clients.

He is continuously educating himself on the latest web development technologies.  Since starting his career, he has earned a GIS Certificate from Elmhurst College in 2008 and a Master's degree in Technology Management from Eastern Illinois University in 2012.   Over the years he has earned many certifications in the leading open source web development technologies including PHP, Python, MySQL, JavaScript, DOM API, HTML5 APIs, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap & XML/XSLT.  If you want to know his currently favorite JavaScript framework, just ask!

He is always seeking to push the limits of the web by implementing the coolest HTML5 advanced technologies in his applications while providing fallback mechanisms for older browsers.  In this capacity he has developed dozens of useful websites and web applications.

When I am not coding awesome web applications, I am likely running outdoors or on a treadmill. I invite you to follow my journey in my quest to be inducted into the Chicago Area Runners Association Circuit Hall of Fame

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