Timothy Chen

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

About Me

Computer Science and Finance dual degree student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Honors Program graduate.

Tech enthusiast delivering a wide variety of services including website and web application development, event production, video production, and design.

Experience in organization management, logistics, and marketing.




Education

University of Maryland, College Park
BS in Computer Science, BS in Finance
2015-2019 (Expected) | GPA: 3.91

Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EIP) Honors Program
Dingman Jumpstart Program




Work Experience

Lyft
Incoming Software Engineering InternAug 2018 - Dec 2018

I'll be interning at Lyft SF during the fall of 2018!



Google
Software Engineering InternMay 2018 - Aug 2018

Building out image upload and insertion for Google Sheets on Android and iOS!



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

Taught a 1 credit course as part of the UMD STICs (Student Taught and Initiated Courses) Program 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 2018



Appian
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.



NETSCOUT
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 - Present

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



EventEQ
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

Bitcamp
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!



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.




Portfolio

Alexagram
Holographic virtual assistant controlled via Amazon Alexa. Built using Socket.IO, Node.js, and Express.


Lyrics Sanitizer
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.


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


Metronome
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.

Dinezen
Mobile application that hooks into university dining systems to curate personalized meal plans based on your dietary targets and restrictions.

UMD GCal Schedule Importer
Chrome Extension that imports a University of Maryland course schedule into a new Google Calendar.

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.



Awards & Achievements

University of Maryland President's Scholarship2015 - Present

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

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society2018 - Present

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

John Harvey Memorial Scholarship, MDFBLA Board of Directors2015

Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 20102015


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