Hi, I'm Alex!

I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), with a combined major in Business and Computer Science.

You can read more about my journey here

Aside from academia and coding, I love to travel, hike, ski, and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. You can check out my adventures on my YouTube channel here

Work Experience

Microsoft - Software Engineering Intern
May 2018 - August 2018 | Vancouver, British Columbia

- Worked on the AI for Earth initiative by developing a Xamarin.iOS application to demonstrate how Microsoft’s AI research can be applied to geospatial data in order to forward organizations environmental sustainability efforts

University of British Columbia - Undergraduate Computer Science Teaching Assistant
January 2018 - April 2018 | Vancouver, British Columbia

- Held Java and OOD tutorials for 4 labs of 30 students on a weekly basis
- Monitored discussion forums to answer questions and assist students in debugging various assignments and projects

Royal Bank of Canada - Software Developer Intern
May 2017 - August 2017 | Toronto, Ontario

- Developed a chatbot Proof-of-Concept which leverages NLP to perform various financial transactions
- Refactored and improved RBC’s Banking and Wallet App while maintaining best practices in Android development

Vision Critical - Software Engineering Intern
September 2016 - April 2017 | Vancouver, British Columbia

Worked on developing the member portal of an industry leading SaaS product suite in an agile environment using C#, React.js, ASP.NET, along with Enzyme, Jasmine, and NUnit for testing.

University of British Columbia - Junior IT Analyst
April 2015 - September 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

Working in a team with 2 Senior IT Support Managers, my main responsibilities entailed assisting both department staff and graduate students with technical issues that arise and providing technical support throughout the department. By delivering technical support to the Department of Psychology at UBC, I worked to advance various studies in the field; allowing for cutting-edge research.

Extracurricular Experience

Undergraduate Research Experience Program - Research Mentee
January 2018 - April 2018 | Vancouver, British Columbia

- Analyzed the effect of altering convolutional neural network parameters on image classification accuracy
- Supervised by Dr. Aaron Palmer and presented research findings at MURC 2018

GivGro Foundation - Web Developer
March 2016 - June 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

As a part of the GivGro Foundation, I contributed to the design and development of GivGro's entire web user interface using professional practices and standards in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS, and Node.js

Case Competition Club - Vice President Innovations / Webmaster
April 2015 - April 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

As VP Innovations / Webmaster of the Case Competition Club at the Sauder School of Business, I was responsible for redesigning the Club website as well as ensuring the website's content is delivered effectively. During the 2015/2016 Academic Year, I helped organize and direct more than 6 case competitions with various partner companies such as KPMG and McKinsey & Company.

Learning Exposure
Frameworks / Libraries  
  • ReactJS
  • jQuery
  • pandas / numpy
  • Git
  • Vim
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Hoops, Hoops, Hoops

    My passion for a lifetime
  • Skiing, Hiking, Climbing ...

    I the outdoors
  • Travelling

    Switzerland, France, Norway, Italy, Hawaii, Romania, Germany to name a few places...
  • I to

    From hackathons to free-lance development
If you want to know more, have any questions,
or just want to say hi, shoot me a message