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Alex Yuan

I'm a 18 year old student at the University of Waterloo. I'm interested in startup culture, full-stack web development, machine learning, computer vision, and philosophy.

Don't hesitate to reach me via email.

Work Experience

Founding Engineer, January 2021-Present

Collaborative web IDE for technical interviews, teaching, competitive programming, and more. No account required. Trying to bootstrap this project to glory.

mergepad.com

Software Engineer, June 2020-November 2020

Building technology to enable a global community to discover and share events, resources and projects for students.

bridgespace.io

Man of Many Hats, May 2020 - October 2020

Thoughts, stories, and ideas on rationality, culture, politics, science, and technology. Focused on diversity of ideas and the right to free expression.

oculusinventa.com
Education

BES Geomatics, Minor in Computing, '20-'25

uwaterloo.ca
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School

'16-'20

Projects
📇 Persona Personal CRM

Superhuman for contacts. Failed finding product market fit.

November 2020 - December 2020

🏃 Steps4News / Hack the Northeast

Text-to-speech Android app that reads the news to you while you exercise using Firebase

June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020

💻 Prettier Hacker News

Engineered a Y Combinator Hacker News reader using React, Hacker News Firebase API, and Algolia REST API

June 2020 - August 2020

🍔 Bazaar / RU Hacks 2020

Coordinate purchases and transactions of goods using Django on Heroku for RU Hacks 2020

May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020

🌐 Mozilla Location Service Globe

Illustrating connectivity hotspots around the world, powered by the WebGL Globe framework

February 21, 2020

😷 Coronaglobe

3D globe visualization of COVID-19 cases around the world using Google WebGL Globe Toolkit and Python

February 11, 2020

🧮 EquationSpace

Project was noticed by Desmos engineering team and commented "it's a very cool high school project"

December 2019 - January 2020

📈 NLP for Stock Market Prediction

Predict stock market fluctuations from word embeddings with Word2Vec and scikit-learn

October 2019

💳 Credit Card Fraud Detector

TSNE model to detect credit card fraud using scikit-learn

September 2019

🚘 Lane Detection Using Colour Spaces

Detects lane lines using colour space filtering and regression using OpenCV and NumPy

January 2019

📅 SemesterShare

Timetable sharing platform using React and the Material-UI framework

December 2018 - June 2020