Timothy Chen

software engineer,  web developer,  event producer,  hackathon organizer,  film editor

About Me

I'm a graduate from the University of Maryland pursuing my passion for tech x business. I love building things: from impactful internship projects to personal initiatives, I'm always keeping myself busy learning new things and honing my craft. Currently, I'm building out features on Google Docs! My past work revolves around web application development, event management & production, video production, graphic design, and motion graphics. I've also spent considerable time providing organization management, logistics, and marketing on various organization boards.

Outside of work and side projects, you can find me e-boarding around campus, attempting to replicate recipes from Food Network shows, and trying to get my SEO up to beat out the hundreds of other Timothy Chen's out on the Interwebs.


University of Maryland, College Park
BS in Computer Science, BS in Finance
Class of 2019
Honors: cum laude (GPA: 3.92)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EIP) Honors Program
Dingman Jumpstart Program

Work Experience

Software EngineerAug 2019 - Present

Fullstack engineer building out new features on Google Docs.

Software Engineering InternAug 2018 - Dec 2018

Fullstack engineer on the Driver Engagement Team developing web tools to manage Personal Power Zones (a driver incentive aimed at balancing supply and demand) and streamline data science workflows.

Software Engineering InternMay 2018 - Aug 2018

Implemented image upload and insertion for Google Sheets on Android and iOS!

CMSC389O: The Coding Interview
Course FacilitatorJan 2019 - May 2019

Taught a 1 credit course as part of the UMD STICs (Student Taught and Initiated Courses) Program, providing a comprehensive, practical introduction to technical interviews. Set up and documented course infrastructure improvements (automated testing for Java and Python projects, submit server setup instructions) and created high-quality course content and mock interview questions.

CMSC389K: Full-stack Web Development with Node.js
Course FacilitatorJan 2018 - May 2018

Taught a 1 credit course to introduce practical skills and modern web technology. Also wrote and graded exams/projects, maintained course materials, and held office hours to help students debug their projects.

UMD Computer Science Department
CMSC351 (Algorithms) Teaching AssistantAug 2017 - May 2019

Software Engineering InternJun 2017 - Aug 2017

Implemented user-facing components in React.js and SAIL (Appian's proprietary language), allowing clients to build powerful and beautiful interfaces with little code. Also prototyped and presented machine learning use cases within the Appian platform.

Software Engineering InternJun 2016 - Aug 2016

Developed a Ruby on Rails web application to analyze team productivity and produce beautiful scrum reports, eliminating five man-hours of menial chart and metric generation per week.

Triple G, LLC
Chief Technology OfficerSep 2015 - Jan 2017

Provided domain management, website development, and front-end responsive design. Generated widespread exposure (30 million views within a month) through video advertisements.

Fidelity Direct Mortgage
Marketing and Design InternMay 2015 - May 2017

Designed and maintained 50+ customizable property, product, ad, and informational fliers for the mortgage industry. Also wrote VBA scripts to unprotect, update, and reprotect documents to save 5+ hours of repetitive updates to each template every time a change is requested.

Pixel Point, LLC
Independent ContractorApr 2016 - Apr 2019

Pursued my passion for event production through various roles such as stage manager, video producer, and cameraman for various conferences and events.

Video Production and Graphic Design Intern Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Produced video and graphics content for client events and to advertise company capabilities such as 3D Projection Mapping and Presentation Management & Publishing.

Relevant Experience

Tech Team Backend Lead / AdvisorMay 2018 - May 2019
Co-Executive DirectorMay 2017 - May 2018
Director of LogisticsMay 2016 - May 2017
Multimedia CoordinatorAug 2015 - May 2016

Organized the largest spring hackathon in the nation with 1,275 attendees and managed a $195,000 budget to foster innovation, forward thinking, and community among hackers. Led 70+ organizers to put on the best hackathon ever!

Tech Team Backend LeadJun 2018 - Dec 2018
Volunteer2016, 2017

Led a 4-person team in building out a powerful open source hackathon expo app. Designed parallelizable milestones and tasks, architected and implemented a majority of the backend Flask infrastructure, and deployed the Flask and React apps on AWS EC2 and GitHub Pages.

Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA)
WebmasterSep 2015 - Jan 2017

Provide anything “tech” including domain management and Wordpress installations to member clubs. Also implemented a smart quiz that recommends a club or organization based one's response.

Maryland Future Business Leaders of America
Independent ContractorOct 2013 - Nov 2016
State WebmasterApr 2014 - Apr 2015

Revamped the state organization website and deployed it on Weebly’s content management system to allow for simple site maintenance for future webmasters. Currently providing web-related support for officer teams. Produced multimedia graphics for the 2013-2017 State Fall Leadership Conferences.

MIT Zero Robotics Programming Challenge
Project ManagerAug 2014 - Dec 2015

Led a team of 45 international programmers to design algorithms for SPHERES satellites to competite against other teams across the world. Placed 16th out of 126 teams in the 3D round and 2nd out of 13 teams in the Virtual Finalists round.


UMD GCal Schedule Importer
1,600 schedules imported + counting
Chrome Extension that imports a University of Maryland course schedule into a new Google Calendar.

Chrome Extension
Google Calendar API

Lyrics Sanitizer
Ruby on Rails web-app that analyzes song lyrics and sanitizes it based on default or user-entered explicatives.

Ruby on Rails

QUESTify Photo Filter App
Small flask/python server to generate QUEST branded profile photos through Facebook OAuth integration and file upload functionality.


Square Up
A reimagination of the Computer Science Undergrad event registration page using HTML, CSS, and JScript.


Google NYC Intern Hackathon Winner
Improving the metro riding experience via real-time ambient feedback about car capacity.

Raspberry Pi
Google Cloud Vision API

1&1 Cloud Server Facebook Messenger Interface
Facebook messenger bot written in Node.js that allows 1&1 Cloud Server users to manage their servers.

Facebook API

Maryland FBLA Website
Modern and dynamic website based in Weebly’s content management system to provide an aesthetic web presence and allow for simple site editing for future webmasters.


$2,500 earned in pitch competition
Mobile application that hooks into university dining systems to curate personalized meal plans based on your dietary targets and restrictions.

Biz Dev
Pitch Deck

Open Source Hackathon Expo App
Bringing powerful admin and sponsor voting features to the classic expo app.

React x GH Pages

3rd Place, a16z Battle of the Hacks
Holographic virtual assistant controlled via Amazon Alexa.


Ecofy PowerPoint Add-In
PowerPoint Add-In/Macro that optimizes a presentation for printing by changing fillable object colors to white and text to black.

PowerPoint Add-In
Visual Basic

NETSCOUT Manager Reporting Tool
Ruby on Rails web application for automating scrum of scrums report generation. Managers can analyze team productivity with a few simple clicks, eliminating five man hours of menial chart and metric generation per week.

Ruby on Rails
Rally API

Awards & Achievements

Maryland Medallion Society Member2019

H. C. Byrd Citizenship Award Finalist (top 20 graduating seniors)2019

University of Maryland President's Scholarship2015 - 2019

Dean's List (CMSC and Smith School of Business)2015 - 2019

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society2018

Spirit of Maryland Finalist2018

1st Place, Google NYC Intern Hackathon (see Metronome)2018

1st Place, IBM Design Challenge, QUEST Honors Program2017

3rd Place, a16z Battle of the Hacks 4.0 (see Alexagram)2017

$1,500 Outstanding Presentation Award, Terp Tank (see Dinezen)2017

$1,000 Audience Choice Award, Terp Tank (see Dinezen)2017

2nd Place, Deloitte Consulting Case Competition (UMD)2017

2nd Place, 1&1 Cloud API Challenge, YHack (see 1&1 Cloud Server FMI)2016

1st Place, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Case Competition2016

2nd Place Overall, Daemon Dash Hackathon (see SquareUp)2015

1st Place, CS Undergrad Challenge, Daemon Dash (see SquareUp)2015

National Merit Scholarship (College-sponsored)2015

Top Flight Award, River Hill High School (Top senior, “best of the best” in all areas of HS experience)2015

John Harvey Memorial Scholarship, MDFBLA Board of Directors2015

Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 20102015

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