thomas@thomasdang.ca

Work Experience

May 5, 2015 - current

Member of the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Assembly of Alberta

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.
  • Previously served as Official Opposition Deputy House Leader, Infrastructure Critic, and Democracy and Ethics Critic.
  • Previously served as a member of the Government Caucus. (2015-2019)
  • Previously served on various legislative committees.

2014 - 2015

Software Developer, Phase Advanced Sensors Systems

  • Designed and developed industrial control system (ICS) software for prototype sensors.
  • Received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Award (IUSRA) scholarship.

2013 - current

Software Consultant

  • Designed, developed, and maintained software integrations and databases for various organizations.
  • Developed email integrations for digital organizing tools.
  • Experience with Heroku, AWS, DigitalOcean, and other cloud providers and platforms.

2010 - 2015

Computer Service Technician, Gigatech Systems Inc.

  • Provided end-user technical sales and service support

Education

November 2022

BSc. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governors University

  • Completed a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Received two Academic Excellence Awards for Exceptional Work in “Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity”
  • Received an Academic Excellence Award for Exceptional Work in “English Composition I”

November 2022

University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University

  • Achieved a 3.91 GPA
  • Completed courses in operating systems, programming, interactive technologies, web applications, computer networking, databases, systems analysis and design, and educational psychology.

September 2013 - May 2015

BSc. Computing Science (Hon.), University of Alberta

  • Attended a Computing Science program at the University of Alberta until elected to the Alberta Legislature.
  • Received an Academic Excellence Scholarship (2013)
  • Received an NSERC IUSRA scholarship (2014)

Certifications

  • ISACA CISM
  • Offensive Security OSCP
  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+
  • Cloud Security Alliance CCSK
  • ITIL 4 Foundations
  • kaggle Intro to Machine Learning, Data Visualization
  • HackerRank Certificate in C#, Python, SQL (Intermediate)
  • Google IT Support Professional

Skills

  • Familiar with Python, C#, Java, Javascript, C++ and able to learn new languages quickly.
  • “Hacker” status on HackTheBox (HTB)

Additional Experience

  • Discovered a vulnerability in the Alberta Government COVID-19 vaccine passport website and disclosed to Alberta Health.
  • Top scoring team member on a top-10 team in international cybersecurity CTF with over 1000 competitors (Deadface CTF 2022).