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Kevin Chen, Python Developer in Boston, MA, United States
Kevin Chen

Python Developer in 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

Portfolio

  • Delta Lab
    iOS (Swift), Meteor, Google Glass (Android), three.js, Oculus, OpenTok
  • Indiegogo
    iOS (Swift & Objective-C), Ruby on Rails
  • Epic
    C#, XAML

Experience

  • Python, 3 years
  • HTML, 2 years
  • JavaScript, 2 years
  • Meteor, 2 years
  • iOS, 2 years
  • MongoDB, 2 years
  • Bootstrap, 2 years
Boston, MA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS X, Atom, Git

The most amazing...

...work 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.

Employment

  • 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
    Indiegogo
    • 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
    Epic
    • 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

Experience

  • Personal Website (Development)
    http://kevinchen.ninja/

    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)
    http://devpost.com/software/reaxn

    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.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, HTML, CSS, CoffeeScript, Swift, Ruby, Bash, Objective-C, C, C++, C#, Java
  • Libraries/APIs

    ObjectiveDDP, jQuery, Node.js, WebRTC, Yelp API, Facebook SDK, Facebook API
  • Tools

    Atom, Vim Text Editor, Xcode, Sublime Text, Jenkins, TokBox, Tmux
  • Platforms

    Meteor, iOS, DigitalOcean, MacOS, Parse, Windows, Android
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, AngularJS, Machine Learning, Flask, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, Redis
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Other

    Algorithms, DNS, Data Structures

Education

  • B.S. & M.S. degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2016
    Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
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