Developer, Android and Back-end @ Plany is a social scheduling start-up which sought to solve the problem of large groups finding a time to meet up. The idea was simple: instead of going back and forth over a chat thread with a group of people, the app determines the best time for you all based on your
Developer, Android and Back-end @ Plany is a social scheduling start-up which sought to solve the problem of large groups finding a time to meet up. The idea was simple: instead of going back and forth over a chat thread with a group of people, the app determines the best time for you all based on your schedule. Simple as it sounds, getting people to throw their whole schedule online is quite difficult. I worked on an intermediary app, which gamified scheduling meetups and making group decisions, to gain a user base and ease them into putting their schedules online.
I primarily worked in Android, with exposure to Facebook SDK, Google Wallet, and a lot of back-end optimizations with sqlite. I also did some back-end and data scraping with Grails. From December 2013 to October 2014 (11 months) Researcher @ I'm serving primarily as a researcher for the Social Innovation Research Group (SIRG) in Taiwan. SIRG studies social enterprises, and analyzes why they succeed or fail, with publications in Taiwan and Canada. My job consists of 3 tasks:
1) Conduct case studies for certain enterprises across Taiwan via field visits,
2) Analyze enterprises and publish various themed articles to various media outlets in Taiwan and Canada, and
3) Build the social enterprise network and startup environment in Taiwan.
My interests lie particularly in impact metrics and how both social enterprises and communities react to economic policies in government. From May 2013 to August 2014 (1 year 4 months) Applications Developer @ In conjunction with my researching position in Taiwan, I was also involved in a social start-up. Obatech focuses on social healthcare for the middle-aged to take care of their elderly family. The app serves two functions:
1) Enable the consumer to verify fake pharmaceutical drugs sold at pharmacies and other medical outlets, and
2) Provide a service to build and track the user's health profile, from a medication reminder interface to making healthy lifestyle recommendations.
I developed a simple prototype and proof-of-concept for demo for the Singapore startup accelerator, JFDI. I worked as a full-stack developer, implementing application architecture in Java + Spring MVC, along with an API layer and an Android app for communication. From May 2013 to September 2013 (5 months) Technical Systems Analyst: Developer @ As a junior developer in the Fixed Incomes and Currencies Technology Department, I developed a framework for an aggregated risk reporting system. I was primarily responsible for curating inbound data feeds and loaded it to the database via our ETL framework. I also assisted in developing the efficient caching framework to communicate with the database and Linux OS.
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