Ohlone Land / East Bay
This is a children's book focused on grief and healing, focused on Azul, a boy who loves his space whale Corazón.
I wrote and illustrated this book for my godson Orion's third birthday.
If you appreciate this story, please donate to Orion's college fund by venmo-ing me (username: yanyin-choy)
To download the PDF version of the book, go here.
To listen to the live reading, check out the video.
Code for AmericaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Innovate Your StateSan Jose, California
Yan-Yin K. Choy is a Chinese-American artist, writer, poet and engineer based in Ohlone Land, in the East Bay. Her artwork has been displayed at her alma mater, San José State University, and at My Sister’s Café. Yan-Yin started Heart of the Valley, a website that shows a map of murals and public art in the Bay Area. Her works focus on the themes of love, loss, trauma, healing, spirituality, power, and humanity’s relationship with nature and technology.
By day, Yan-Yin is a software engineer building web components for the Now Design System at ServiceNow. She's the former Executive Director of Code for San José, a community of makers, developers and community organizers dedicated to using technology to bridge the gap between the public and government. Yan-Yin previously led open source projects like Heart of the Valley and Renter's Rights Guide.
Yan-Yin's work is driven by her passion to build meaningful, accessibility technology that solves problems and empowers people to get things done.
Most Original Project, Hack the Patriarchy, October 2017
Honorable Mention, CTRL ALT DELETE HATE Hackathon, April 2017
Lee Sturtevant 'Woman Warrior' Award, DAWN, Aug 2015
Frameworks: Rails, Node.js, Express, React
Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL
Development Tools Docker, Travis CI, Coveralls, Heroku, Git
Design: Wireframing, Prototyping, Multimedia Design, Balsamiq, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Material-UI, Canva
Leadership: Strategy, Agile Product Development, Product Development, Project Management, Public Speaking, Strong Communications, Fundraising, Grantwriting, Marketing