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My Work

I'm an Engineering Manager at Level Access. I help make the web more accessible to people with disabilities.

Previously I worked at BiblioCommons, where I managed the development of SaaS products used by public libraries in over a hundred cities including Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

Over the past few years, I've spoken about web accessibility at conferences such as Strange Loop, Codemash, Northeast PHP, and more.

Follow me on Twitter @ianforr.

Below are some examples of my side projects.

Deadball Scorecard

Deadball is a dice game created by W.M. Akers. This site was built to generate scorecards for the game, using Baseball Reference URLs to specify a roster. Built with Express, it runs no JS on the client side!

Gradient Animator

Gradient Animator is a CSS generator used to create animated backgrounds, with the option to export as a GitHub gist. It has been featured by Codrops and Smashing Magazine.


FillerItem is a tool I wrote to help people get free shipping on Amazon Canada. It uses Amazon's Product Advertising API to search for items that qualify for free shipping.

About Me

I'm a software engineer, manager, and public speaker based out of Toronto. Over the course of my career, I've worked at a variety of companies, from startups in the medical field, to enterprise firms, to mobile game studios. This breadth of experience has provided me the opportunity to learn a large variety of technologies and to work with a bunch of fantastic people. Outside of work, my interests include fantasy sports, old movies, punk, all things horror, and drinking anything hoppy from local breweries.

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