Kevin Cox

I am a hardworking student who enjoys solving problems. I really enjoy programming, and write free, open source software in all my free time. I take pride in my work and keep searching until I have found an elegant, yet simple solution.

Work Experience

Software Developer, Shopify

May 2015 - April 2016

I worked with Shopify's Data Team where we built and maintained tools to analyze Shopfiy's vast data sources. These tools were used by our data scientists to create valuable insights for the company.

Participant in Google Summer of Code

May 2014 - August 2014

Over the summer I worked with both the Wireshark and Ceph projects to add Ceph protocol dissection support to Wireshark. The project was successful and the code has been accepted into the Wireshark project to appear in the next release.

Lifeguard, PPL Group

July 2012 - September 2012

July 2013 - September 2013

Create and maintain a safe environment for bathers as well as respond to emergency situations.


Open Source Work

Searchbar Autosizer

After submitting a few patches, I took over maintenance of Searchbar Autosizer, a Firefox addon that automatically increases the size of the searchbar as you type, so that your entire query remains visible.

After maintaining the addon for a while I re-wrote it from scratch, increasing reliability and decreasing conflicts with other addons, as well as allowing it to be installed without restarting Firefox.

Searchbar Autosizer has seen more than half a million downloads and is used by well over ten thousand people every day.

Volunteer Experience

Mentor, Ashbury Robotics Team

January 2014 - March 2015

Help the Ashbury Robotics Team design and build a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Assistant, The Etobicoke Dojo

September 2006 - September 2012

Help teach self-defense to children.