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Alex Yuan

Howdy! I'm a 18 year old student at the University of Waterloo. I like startup culture, full-stack web development, machine learning, computer vision, and philosophy. I currently run Mergepad, a collaborative IDE for technical interviews.

I enjoy conversations so don't hesitate to reach me via email.


Founding Engineer, January 2021-Present

Remotely conduct technical interviews with a collaborative web IDE. Let your candidates compile their code in real-time. Make whiteboards a thing of the past.


Software Engineer, June 2020-November 2020

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


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.


BES Geomatics, Minor in Computing, 2020-2025

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School


📇 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