Creative Coder & Full-Stack Developer
firstname.lastname@example.org | Columbia '23 | Cambridge, MA
I’m a part-time developer, part-time student, and full-time maker with a passion for learning and creating awesome projects. I specialize in interdisciplinary work that bridges creativity and code. I see technology as a tool to drive forward global education and research. I believe that communication and clear language is the foundation of all quality work.
Dark Forest | Game Designer & Front-End Developer
January 2020 - now
Sponsored by Ethereum Foundation. Creating the world's first-ever real-time game on Ethereum using zkSNARKs. Leading front-end using React and Webpack. Created procedural graphics using canvas. Presented work to 2020 Ethereum Workshop.
Columbia Graphics and User Interfaces Lab | Research Intern
September 2019 - March 2020
Developing applied technologies for augmented reality and virtual reality with Prof. Steven Feiner. Currently working on project to use augmented reality as a means of improving training for dental students.
Countable Web Productions | WebGL & Front-End Developer
February - June 2019
Worked as a contractor and developer for a variety of projects, with an emphasis on open-source company organization and rapid prototyping. Created a VR Chatbot for lead conversion, and built the Smart Inquirer an AI-based assistant for analyzing legal documents which is entering deployment. Used Scrum / OKRs internally for project management.
Alan Luo Consulting | Full-Stack, Content, & WebGL Freelancer
2018 - now
I do freelance consulting. I specialize in doing every part of web work, from design to full-stack development to content writing to SEO. I specialize in WebGL and creative work, adding interactive elements to help clients build their brand.
Visual Analytics Lab at Tufts | Research Intern
June - August 2017
Project: Little Planet Procedural | Creator
Columbia University in the City of New York | BSE, Computer Science
2019 - 2023
GPA: 4.06/4.00. Egleston Scholar - Columbia’s most competitive engineering scholarship (<1% acceptance rate)
Clubs: Application Development Initiative (committee member), Columbia Creative Coding Club (founder) CU Records (recording engineer), Jazz Ensemble (piano and guitar), Musical Mentors (guitar teacher)
Teaching: Programming for Social Impact (TA, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
Courses: Multivariable Calculus (A+), Data Structures (A+), Physics I / II (A+), Real Analysis (A), Advanced Programming (A+*), Fundamentals of Computer Systems (A*), Differential Equations (A**)
Graphics: Unity, THREE.js, D3.js
Libraries: jQuery, React, Canvas
Data: Python, Mathematica
Back-end: Flask, PHP, Node
Team: Github, Trello, Agile / Scrum
HackPrinceton 2019: Won Contrary front-end developer competition.
Duolingo Certified Expert in English (2019-02-23): “Can understand virtually anything, even… academic lecture[s] and book[s] on philosophy. Can use the language [in] a way that [is] more advanced than an average native speaker.
Tetris 40line time: 43.2
Highest Hearthstone rank: 1372
Rubik's 3x3: 32.5
Smash main: Diddy Kong
* Course taken pass-fail covered due to COVID-19. Grade calculated from midterms.
** Course taken at Stanford ULO.