Christopher Luu, AWS Developer in New York, NY, United States
Christopher Luu

AWS Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since April 30, 2020
Christopher is a full-stack, multiplatform developer with a passion for highly maintainable, readable, and portable code across all facets of application development. Since focusing on mobile development when the original iPhone came out, he has a proven track record of deploying over 30 apps to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. He has a keen interest in finding scalable solutions to help solve tough engineering problems in service of developing a delightful user experience.
Christopher is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Docker, AWS, TypeScript, JavaScript, Vue.js, Go, Java, Objective-C, Kotlin, Swift, Android, MacOS, watchOS, tvOS, iOS

The most amazing...

...work I've developed recently are indoor location-based navigation apps for large, well-known museums that also have fun AR experiences.

Employment

  • Partner, Technology

    2018 - 2020
    Forward
    • Consulted for and developed iOS and Android apps for The Henry Ford Museum.
    • Consulted for and developed iOS and Android apps for AREA15 (an entertainment venue in Las Vegas).
    • Maintained iOS and Android apps for the American Museum of Natural History.
    • Maintained iOS and Android apps for the Art Institute of Chicago.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Java, Objective-C, Kotlin, Swift
  • Freelance Technology Consultant and Developer

    2015 - 2018
    Freelance
    • Developed and deployed on AWS the Go/PostgreSQL back end and iOS app for a timeline-based image social network called Chronicle.
    • Contributed heavily to the architecture and development of the iPad-based kiosk ordering app used by Shake Shack in their pioneer kiosk-only store.
    • Contributed heavily to a B2B iPad app to support ordering and inventory management for Anheuser-Busch InBev.
    • Developed and consulted on the back-end architecture for an iOS app for a travel platform allowing for the recording and sharing of unique trip routes.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, PostgreSQL, Go, Swift
  • Chief Technology Officer

    2011 - 2015
    Fuzz Productions
    • Helped grow the company from three employees to 80+ employees.
    • Fostered, hired, and supported 20+ mobile and web engineers, helping to define best practices, create useful development processes and tools, and bridge teams by improving interdisciplinary communication.
    • Led the creation of engineer-led talks called "Snack Overflow" to cover a wide array of topics for varying audiences.
    • Continued supporting iOS development as needed, including the introduction of a set of UI and other modules that can be shared across the various apps produced by the company.
    Technologies: Objective-C, iOS
  • Lead iOS Developer

    2009 - 2012
    Fuzz Productions
    • Introduced version control, issue tracking, and other software development necessities to help turn the company into a real force in the mobile development world.
    • Developed the initial version of the Google One Today nonprofit iOS app ported from the newly released Android app.
    • Developed and consulted the back end of the Disney Memories HD iOS app.
    • Developed and consulted on the back end for the Rodale digital magazine platform that shipped with the original iPad App Store.
    Technologies: MySQL, PHP, Objective-C, iOS

Experience

  • iOS App for The Henry Ford Museum (Development)
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-henry-ford-connect/id1439226064

    I helped research and consult on the viability of an iOS app for The Henry Ford Museum that supports indoor location using the Aruba Meridian platform, location-based audio tours, and AR experiences using SceneKit and ARKit. After the consultation period, I developed the iOS app using Swift, RxSwift, Moya, and the latest iOS development practices.

  • Android App for the Henry Ford Museum (Development)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thehenryford.thf

    I helped research and consult on the viability of an Android app for The Henry Ford Museum that supports indoor location using the Aruba Meridian platform, location-based audio tours, and AR experiences using ViroCore and ARCore. After the development of the iOS app, I developed the Android app using Kotlin, RxJava, Retrofit, Conductor, and the latest Android development practices.

Skills

  • Languages

    Swift, Kotlin, Java, Objective-C, Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP
  • Platforms

    iOS, tvOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, watchOS, MacOS, Docker
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    AWS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Vue.js 2

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering
    2005 - 2007
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2002 - 2005
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

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