Shane Martin

Full-Stack Web Developer, Software Consultant & Academic Mentor

I am a full-stack web developer with over 12 years of professional experience. I recently graduated with a BA (Specialized Hons.) of Psychology from York University, with a focus on research methods, statistical techniques and data analytics.

I now work as a software developer and consultant with PsyBorgs Lab, Toplak Lab, and Boredom Lab at York University. I am also an academic mentor and tutor with Evoke Learning, specializing in assistive technology training.

I continue to develop web projects and am happy to accept requests for new work throughout the calendar year. If you would like to work together, please get in touch.

Last updated: 2016-04-04


Psychology, BA (Specialized Honours) (2010 - 2015)

York University, Toronto
Summa cum Laude


jsSART (February, 2016 – March, 2016)

A customizable Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART; described in Robertson et al, 1997) measure, built with jsPsych. Solo effort.

redditanalyser (February, 2016 – present)

A scraper for Reddit communities with scripts to perform post-scraping text analysis. Solo effort.


jsPASAT (October, 2015 – February, 2016)

A customizable Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) built with jsPsych. Solo effort. (July, 2015 – present)

A small webapp that, for now, helps you find the best LCBO retail store near you, and then discover the top-rated products available therein.

Created using Flask and Bootstrap. Developed together with my wife, Lianne Manzer.

LCBOAPI (July, 2015)

A python wrapper for the unofficial LCBO API. Solo effort.

Psychology's EloRater (May, 2015 – present)

A community-based experiment with the goal of rating the most influential people in the history of Psychology. An idea born from the mind of Dr. Christopher D. Green.

Created using Flask and Bootstrap, with some customizations. Solo effort.

RAPA (April, 2015 – May, 2015)

A library, written in R, that allows you to dynamically inject R objects (especially tables) into your manuscript and does its best to style them in accordance with APA 6 guidelines. It is especially handy when used in combination with RMarkdown. Solo effort.


Toplak Lab (May, 2014 – January, 2013)

Toplak Lab focuses on the psychology of rational thinking and cognitive abilities, which is managed and supervised at York University by Dr. Maggie Toplak.

Created with York University's on-site WordPress and the Customizr theme, with some customizations. Solo effort. Client-managed.


CX Branding (defunct) (July, 2013 – September, 2013)

CX Branding was the advertising and investment branch of ComerXGroup, an international business group based out of Miami, Florida and Lima, Peru.

Created with WordPress and the WhiteBlack theme by cmsmasters at ThemeForest, with some customizations. Solo effort. Client-managed.

Dance Dance Dance (website retired) (June, 2013 – July, 2013)

DanceDanceDance was a ballroom dance studio located on the Danforth in Toronto, ON.

Created with WordPress. The design is derived from Blackbird Theme, though with a profusion of improvements and customizations. Solo effort.


YUSHPP Website (May, 2012 – September, 2012)

A summer of 2012 project that was commissioned in order to develop a cohesive web presence for the Specialized Honours in Psychology Program at York University (YUSHPP), with the aim of setting it apart from other programs across the country. The theme strictly adhered to the university's web style guidelines. Videos and timeline by Justin Garzon.

Strictly adheres to York University's web guidelines. Project management, UX/UI development, web development and server management.


Rebel House Website (March, 2010 – August, 2010)

The Rebel House is a Canadian pub located in uptown Toronto. Great eats, great people, great taps.

Created in partnership with Mike Boers. Design, UI & project management.

Swisssol Inc. Website (October, 2010 – January, 2011)

Swisssol is a European hotel amenities wholesaler.

Created in partnership with Mike Boers. Design, UI & project management.


STAR Symposium Website (defunct) (January, 2009)

The STAR Symposium was an annual science event hosted by the undergraduate and masters students from the Science Department at York University.

Created with WordPress, the design was derived from, and utilized much of, Derek Punsalan's Grid Focus. Solo effort.


Garth Scheuer Website (April, 2008 – June, 2008)

Garth Scheuer is a fine arts painter from Toronto, Canada.

This website was originally created using PixelPost, but was switched to WordPress in late-2009. Solo effort.

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