In 2 years, or less, I’d like to be a proficient programmer and rapid prototyper specializing in back-end web and mobile applications and specifically would be interested in applications that help increase productivity for the masses. Beyond that, I’d like to follow the footsteps of other entrepreneurs and start my own company as a technical founder.
University of California, Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
2011 – 2015
GPA: 3.5/4.0 Relevant Classes: CS61A: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, CS61B: Data Structures and Advanced Programming, CS186: Introduction to Database Systems
National University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science
2007 – 2010
Overall GPA: 4.6/5.0 High Distinction and Major With Honors in Math, Physics and Chemistry.
Experience & Accomplishments
Platform Engineer Intern, MobileWorks Inc (Y Combinator backed startup)
May – August 2012
- Implemented multiple features (enabled file uploads, developed internal app for statistics, implemented Zapier and MailChimp integration, added front-end testing with Selenium) and wrote bug fixes and test cases as well
- Learnt how a startup is run and the necessary engineering required; especially the importance of writing custom code sometimes to attract big-fish customers
CalHaps (www.calhaps.com), Web App (7350 Unique Visitors. 37700 Pageviews)
July 2012 – Present
- A web application to organize all the events (mainly parties and concerts) happening in and around Berkeley
- Developed the whole web application single-handedly on Heroku using Django and Foundation UI Framework
Berkeleytime (www.berkeleytime.com), Web App (4000 Unique Visitors in the first week)
August – September 2012
- A web application that allows students in Berkeley to easily browse through the classes offered during the semester and find out which classes satisfy multiple requirements
- Helped out in creating cron jobs to update the database with live data and deployed the app on Heroku
- Currently working on a feature that will allow students to plan their complete four-year degree schedule
March – August 2011
- To reduce paper consumption during trade shows by being an online directory for flyers where everyone can access
- Optimized the site for mobile with jQTouch
ITCrowd, iPhone Application on AppStore
February – May 2011
- An application to collate all the flyers for the IT shows in Singapore so that one need not collect them during the show
- 300+ downloads and currently available in the App store
Singapore Physics Olympiad 2009, Silver Medal
(within the Top 20 in the nation)
January 2009 – March 2010
- Was trained by NUS professors for 3 months (Jan - March 2010) after SPhO to prepare for Asian Physics Olympiad
Startup@Singapore 2008, Youngest Semi-Finalist
(15yo and only single member team)
January – April 2010
- Business-plan competition in which I participated as a single-member group
- wrote a business plan about being a third-party service center to mobile companies like Nokia, Sony, etc.
- would be able to provide better service to customers by being more convenient for customers to reach us
- conceptualized an automated system that looked like an ATM for accepting phones just as how a postbox accepts posts
- was fortunate to network with many business owners in Singapore and get their feedback on my idea
- learnt a lot about entrepreneurship and costs related to setting up a business
eBay Enterprise Day Challenge, Champion
(highest sales in all categories)
May – July 2007
- The purpose of the competition was to sell items online and have the largest revenue during the summer holidays.
- Made $17,000 SGD of sales of iPods, mobiles and laptops in 4 weeks to help me clinch the championship prize
- Served as an example by the Singapore Minister for Trade on how e-commerce was biting into retail.
Singapore Space Challenge 2010, Champion, Project Leader
November 2009 – June 2010
- Semester long competition with 6 members in my team. Probably the closest experience I had to real world projects.
- Designed an airplane/spaceship to theoretically compete with SpaceShipOne/WhiteKnight2
- Learned to deal with individual problems of members that affected the team. Was responsible for setting the pulse of the team and making sure we were all tightly knit.
Friendshipr Facebook Application
March – November 2008
- Its main purpose was to write the Eigenvector Centrality algorithm to rank friends in a network - in concept, similar to ranking webpages with PageRank – and compare the results to the conventional Degree Centrality algorithm.
- Awarded 2 national awards: Merit Award at Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2009, 2nd Place at National InfoComm Awards 2009
- Created a follow up application, Singapore Spirit, the following year to explore directed graphs instead of undirected ones like friendship relations.
Skills, Activities and Interests
Self-taught: HTML, CSS, PHP, CakePHP, MySQL, iOS – Objective C, Django (learning)
Taught by Instructor: Python (CS61A), Java (CS61B), C (CS61C)
Hobbies and Activities: Hacking, Creating 3D Animations, Travelling, Playing physical sports and jogging weekly
Clubs: Computer Science Undergraduate Association, Hackers @ Berkeley