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Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

Boston, MA, United States
Member since September 1, 2015
Kevin is a hacker, a scientist, a researcher, and a developer. He specializes in full-stack end-to-end projects and he's passionate about creating systems and solving problems. He has designed, implemented, and iterated on projects from end-to-end; working with iOS apps, on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Google Glass), languages (Python, JavaScript, ES6), and concepts (research, UI/UX, algorithms).
Kevin is now available for hire
  • Delta Lab
    iOS (Swift), Meteor, Google Glass (Android), three.js, Oculus, OpenTok
  • Indiegogo
    iOS (Swift & Objective-C), Ruby on Rails
  • Epic
    C#, XAML
  • Python, 3 years
  • JavaScript, 2 years
  • Bootstrap, 2 years
  • Meteor, 2 years
  • iOS, 2 years
  • MongoDB, 2 years
  • HTML, 2 years
Boston, MA, United States
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, Atom, Git
The most amazing... I've done was designing a solution to a low-fidelity, mobile, prototyping problem which ended with a trip to Seoul to present my findings.
  • Researcher
    2013 - PRESENT
    Delta Lab
    • Conceived and designed "Remote Paper Prototype Testing" (RPPT); a research project improving low fidelity paper prototyping methods for modern mobile applications. Developed cross-platform video streaming applications (e.g., iOS, Glass, and web); which tracked and displayed all gesture information from the iOS application, and presented my findings at CHI 2015.
    • Prototyped Oculus interactions; developed a basic application to place user in Google Street View perspective and allow moving around.
    • Developed profile management features on course/lab features; implemented a flexible project page manager.
    • Developed "Yo*" which is a location-based mobile game in which players attempt to form a shape in real life using their GPS coordinates.
    • Began the design process for a "Collective Experience API," which runs the gamut from abstracting out easily understandable methods to simplifying real-time applications that connect specific-user bases.
    Technologies: iOS (Swift), Meteor, Google Glass (Android), three.js, Oculus, OpenTok
  • Software Engineer Intern/KPCB Engineering Fellow
    2015 - 2015
    • Integrated ApplePay through Stripe SDK. In addition, set up an appropriate debug and release testing.
    • Updated Jenkins CI to automatically to do end-to-end test pull requests.
    • Overhauled the main app user interface to use a tabbed menu instead of a button.
    • Updated a project for Xcode7 and iOS9 compatibility.
    • Updated API endpoints for payment data validation and error handling.
    Technologies: iOS (Swift & Objective-C), Ruby on Rails
  • Software Engineer Intern
    2014 - 2014
    • Designed a pharmacy kiosk application that could do automated check-ins and have the customer update their information.
    • Integrated patient information through Epic's Medical Web Services API.
    • Developed an interface for patient allergies, insurance updates, and verification.
    • Developed an interface for prescription selection pickup.
    • Created an alert system on the pharmacist side to alert them about patient updates and arrivals.
    Technologies: C#, XAML
  • Personal Website (Development)

    I created this website for myself, basically from scratch, to showcase my projects, experiences, and play around with various front-end widgets. More details, about each project I've worked on, can be found there.

  • ReaXn (Development)

    Hackathon Project, Summer 2015. I won the Chegg Young Innovator Award at CHIMEHACK 2.

    This project is a demo which enables users (in this case, girls and women) to instantly and discretely react to dangerous situations via quick gestures without unlocking their phone.

  • Breadcrumbs (Development)

    This is an online shopping companion that automatically logs all products seen as the user browses (via a Chrome extension). It automatically sorts and categorizes products so users never have to worry about forgetting or losing information.

  • Languages
    Python, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Swift, CoffeeScript, Sass, CSS, HTML, C#, C++, C, Objective-C, Ruby, Java, Bash
  • Libraries/APIs
    ObjectiveDDP, jQuery, Facebook API, Facebook SDK, Yelp API, WebRTC, Node.js
  • Tools
    Atom, Sublime Text, Xcode, Vim Text Editor, Tmux, TokBox, Jenkins
  • Platforms
    Meteor, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, Parse, DigitalOcean
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Flask, Machine Learning
  • Storage
    MongoDB, Redis, MySQL
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Other
    Data Structures, DNS, Algorithms
  • B.S. & M.S. degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2016
    Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
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