Fawaz Tahir

designer and developer





Annoyingly curious

  • I've built something for which I auditioned on the TV show Backyard Inventors.
  • I've built an app that was showed off on big tech sites like TUAW and LaptopMag. The app was once #1 on the Mac App Store.
  • I've built apps in my spare time that have had 200K+ downloads (a third paid!)
  • I've built an iOS social network.


Software Development Engineer Yammer

Spring 2014


iOS Engineer Core Team

  • Used patterns to redesign library architecture in the Wattpad app, shipping to 30M+
  • Involved in regression testing, raising OCMock unit test code coverage from 13 →25%
  • Wrote two-way sync, data cache, and offline operation managers
  • Introduced storage error-handling for file system I/O and FMDatabase repositories

Fall 2013

Spark Growth

Web Developer

  • Created Facebook tabs, contests for clients like Todd and Duncan, Miz Mooz
  • Added mobile support to Spark Growth's site using Edge Inspect, GhostLab
  • Developed company's Basecamp-integrated dashboard, pricing calculator using Node, MongoDB

Winter 2013


Web Developer Business and Analytics Division

  • Automated server schema build for Many Eyes through Ant scripting
  • Wrote modular XHR components, Dojo widgets, HTML visualizations using RAVE
  • Developed commenting system, data-smoothing algorithms, dataset filters

Spring 2012


iOS Engineer Core Team

  • Implemented push notifications, HTML reader and writer; prototyped new interfaces
  • Introduced literal syntax, subscripting, ARC, and string localization to codebase
  • Designed abstract object model classes, Core Data database, app state container

Sep 2011

University of Waterloo

Candidate Bachelors in Software Engineering, Honours

  • President's Scholarship of Distinction
  • Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship
  • Expected graduation: April 2016



  • Bait
  • Clippy (Mac)
  • Crazy Boat (iOS)
  • Earth Orbiter
  • Flip! (iOS)
  • Ice Cream Factory (iOS)
  • Squeak (iOS)
  • Taxi Gone Wild (iOS)
  • Webcam Piano (Mac)