Hi, I'm Daniel!

I am a second year student at the University of California, San Diego. I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and a minor in Economics. I am currently interning at Occuspace (Waitz), a startup that originated at UCSD, as a Software Engineering Intern. I have interned as a Software Engineer at a company named Pyze during summer 2016, and I also have experience working as an instructor at iD Tech at Stanford University, where I taught introductory computer science courses to high school students.

I am passionate about applying my skills to create practical solutions in the real world. I believe that every moment in our lives is an opportunity for us to consciously better ourselves and others, in the best way we see fit.



Work Experience


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Software Engineering Intern
(May 2018 - Present)

Designed and implemented a Python API that streamlined flexible data extraction from Amazon S3. Built tools that allowed other developers to more clearly analyze the data in S3.

Worked on front-end development on a reporting system product in which I used MailChimp API to send clients periodic report emails containing the HTML/CSS templates I created.

I also implemented a script that filled a MySQL database with real-time mock data. This served to enable back-end development even while Occuspace (Waitz) data capture devices were offline. In addition, I created another Python API that eased the process of retrieving and writing data to/from AWS services such as Dynamo Database and S3.

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Software Engineering Intern
(Jun 2016 - Aug 2016)

Pyze is a small startup that uses AI technologies to help automate growth for businesses at any stage in their development. I was part of the automated growth team, where I developed a Python script that automatically gathers potential client/company emails and sends an introductory email about the services Pyze has to offer. I also had a leading role in the marketing team, where I led some marketing operations such as improving the Twitter profile, connecting with clients over email, and created/updated blog posts with new and relevant product information.

Working at Pyze gave me insights into the many interesting operations that startups consist of on a daily basis. It furthered my understanding of the tech industry, and stimulated my interest and passion in entrepreneurship.

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Course Instructor
(Jun 2018 - Aug 2018)

Taught week-long computer science courses to high school students at Stanford University. Course topics included: Python, C++, Java, Assembly, graphics, game development, and number systems.

The experiences I gained as an instructor helped me gain a deeper understanding of the essential factors that come into play when information needs to be conveyed clearly and in a thoughtful manner to students.




Projects


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Machine Learning A-Z: Hands-On Python In Data Science
(Jan 2018 - Mar 2018)

Udemy.com course that focuses on creating Machine Learning algorithms and models using Python. Data processing, regressions, classification, clustering, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, and deep learning. I developed a neural network that correctly differentiated between images of cats versus dogs with over 80 percent accuracy.

Languages and Frameworks: Python

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Web Developer Bootcamp
(Apr 2018 - May 2018)

Online course for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I used this course as an introduction to web develpoment so that I have the necessary knowledge to develop this website and other cool front end projects.






Languages and Frameworks: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Flask

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Doodle Jump
(Jun 2017)

Doodle Jump is a Java GUI game that I created as a project in high school. The objective of the game is to get as high as possible by bouncing on the orange platforms, and avoiding the black square monsters.


Languages and Frameworks: Java, Java GUI




Education




University of California, San Diego
B.S. Computer Science
Graduation Date: June 2021

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