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Yan-Yin Choy

Front End Developer

  • San José

I enjoy building web applications that solve problems and transform our lives. As Product Development Intern at Caravan Studios, I build apps that empower communities to connect, access and organize resources with React, Apollo, GraphQL, Node.js, Express, and MongoDB. As developer and product manager, I built the Renter's Rights Guide web app with Code for San José. I designed and built Choose Your Win, a game for women to learn how to navigate workplace issues, with a team; we won Most Original Project.

As a former nonprofit manager, I engaged clients, defined project scope, and recruited and managed tech talent on civic impact projects. I ran the New Leaders Council Insitute as Co-Director of New Leaders Council Silicon Valley. My love of problem-solving and creativity brought me to pursue web development. I graduated from General Assembly's Web Development Immersive bootcamp and San José State University.

Interested in collaborating? Let's connect!

Skills

Languages: JavaScript, Ruby, GraphQL, HTML, CSS, Sass

Frameworks: Rails, Node.js, Express, React, Angular

Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL

Design: Wireframe Production, Responsive Web Design, Multimedia Design, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Balsamiq, Canva

Tools & More: Apollo, Heroku, Docker, Git, Github, jQuery, Agile Development, Project Management, Strong Interpersonal & Written Communications

Awards & Speaking

Most Original Project, Hack the Patriarchy, October 2017

Lightning Talk: Renter's Rights Guide, Brigade Congress, Code for America, October 2017

Renter's Rights Guide, Civic Gov & Tech Showcase, Innovate Your State, September 2017

Honorable Mention, CTRL ALT DELETE HATE Hackathon, April 2017

VTA Rewards App, VTA Hack My Ride, November 2015

Lee Sturtevant 'Woman Warrior' Award, DAWN, Aug 2015

Web Design

Girls Learn International

I redesigned the webpage to improve UX/UI with WordPress and deployed a custom plugin. I also designed UI for the donation form using Salsa Labs and Bootstrap.

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership Website

Redesign website to improve user interface and experience with WordPress, HTML, CSS

CommUniverCity San José Website Demo

Redesign website to improve user interface and experience, migrating from Joomla to WordPress.