I'm a senior at 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. 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
2015-2019 (Expected) | GPA: 3.91
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EIP) Honors Program
Dingman Jumpstart Program
AdvisorMay 2018 - Present
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 LeadJune 2018 - December 2018
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 - Present
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.
Ruby on Rails web-app that analyzes song lyrics and sanitizes it based on default or user-entered explicatives.
QUESTify Photo Filter App
Small flask/python server to generate QUEST branded profile photos through Facebook OAuth integration and file upload functionality.
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.
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.
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.
Open Source Hackathon Expo App
Bringing powerful admin and sponsor voting features to the classic expo app.
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.
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.
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