Hi, I'm Alex Yuan.

Welcome to my online home.

About me

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.
You might know me from Mergepad, a collaborative IDE for technical interviews.
I enjoy conversations so don't hesitate to reach me via cold-email.

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


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.


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


🧮 EquationSpace

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

Dec 01, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

📇 Persona Personal CRM

Superhuman for contacts. Failed finding product market fit.

Nov 01, 2020 - Dec 01, 2021

🏃 Steps4News / Hack the Northeast

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

Jun 05, 2020 - Jun 07, 2020

💻 Prettier Hacker News

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

Jun 01, 2020 - Jul 01, 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

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020

😷 Coronaglobe

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

Feb 11, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020

🚘 Road Image Segmentation w/ Encoder-Decoder Network

Segments road using KITTI dataset.

Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019

💳 Credit Card Fraud Detector

TSNE model to detect credit card fraud using scikit-learn

Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

🚘 Lane Detection Using Colour Spaces

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

Jan 01, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

📈 NLP for Stock Market Prediction

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

May 07, 2021 - Oct 31, 2019

📅 SemesterShare

Timetable sharing platform for TDSB schools

Dec 01, 2018 - Jun 01, 2019