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Chris Barless, 29, Senior Back End Developer, Bunz
After dropping out of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program, Toronto-based web developer Chris Barless found his passion and taught himself to code. Today, he serves as the Senior Back End Developer at Bunz.com, an app that helps people barter cash-free for anything. In the last few years, he co-founded a boutique creative agency called Show Group, guest lectured at OCAD for some of their web-focused courses, and led and mentored web development courses for Ladies Learning Code.
The Developer 30 Under 30 is a new program celebrating Canada’s rising talent in the tech community. The selection committee included top executives from companies such as Plastic Mobile, RBC, Sun Life, Pizza Pizza, Indigo, Rogers and Canada Goose.