Software Engineering Student | Researcher | Communications Specialist

Picture of Bjornar Egede-Nissen at the Bonn Climate Conference 2014.
At the Bonn Climate Conference 2014.

I’m a software engineering student at Centennial College (Toronto) with a passion for problem solving, education and web development. Over many years, I’ve nurtured a deep interest in technology and web programming through freelancing and personal projects.

I’m also a (mostly) retired graduate student in political science. Between 2018 and 2022 I was heavily engaged as co-chair and technical lead in building Drawdown Toronto, an incorporated non-profited dedicated to promoting climate action.

You might have seen me on the big screen: in 2016, I had a role in the movie Downsizing, playing a scientist with Matt Damon. You can read what that was like in my blog.

➡️ For more biographical information, see LinkedIn.

Technical Skills

For skill demonstrations, see my project portfolio:


  • Javascript (ES7+)
  • Typescript
  • PHP
  • C#
  • Python
  • SQL (MySQL, Oracle)
  • R


  • WordPress (w/Gutenberg)
  • React/Preact
  • Vue 3
  • Strapi
  • node.js
  • Webpack

Other technologies

  • GraphQL
  • MS Graph
  • Some .NET
  • WebExtensions for Chromium/Firefox
  • PWA
  • Electron
  • Minecraft addons

Current interests and focus

  • Full-stack development ➡️ Seeing things come together both front and back
  • Information system design ➡️ Organizing, storing and presenting data
  • Web and UI design ➡️ Creating beautiful and intuitive designs
  • WordPress solutions ➡️ Creating themes and plugins for various business purposes
  • Accessibility ➡️ Using ARIA and WCAG to make the web available for everyone

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